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Global Solar Powered Drones Market by Type (VTOL, Fixed Wing, Others), By Application (Agriculture, Energy, Military, Telecommunication, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Solar Powered Drones Market by Type (VTOL, Fixed Wing, Others), By Application (Agriculture, Energy, Military, Telecommunication, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

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Market Overview:

The global solar powered drones market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to factors such as the increasing demand for solar powered drones for agricultural applications, rising demand for solar powered drones in military and defense applications, and growing demand for solar powered drones in telecommunication applications. However, factors such as high initial cost of deployment and lack of awareness about benefits offered by solar powered drones are restraining the growth of the global solar Powered Drones Market.

Global Solar Powered Drones Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Solar Powered Drones are drones that run on solar power. The importance of Solar Powered Drones is that they can fly for a longer time without needing to be recharged, and they don't produce any noise or emissions.


VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) is a type of aircraft which can take off and land vertically like a helicopter, but can also fly like an airplane. VTOL are generally smaller than conventional airplanes as they have limited space for passengers or cargo. The primary benefit of VTOL is that they require less space when stored in airports, as their fuselage is parallel to the ground instead of being inclined at an angle.

Fixed Wing:

Fixed-wing aircraft are craft that is propelled by a single wing which may or may not have a fuselage. It has more lift and momentum to carry its payload at a faster rate than helicopters. The main applications of fixed-wing aircraft include air transportation, freight delivery, mail service, passenger transport and combat operations among others.

Application Insights:

The energy segment dominated the global solar powered drones market in terms of revenue share in 2017. The growth can be attributed to increasing demand for electricity generated by renewable sources such as wind and solar. With the rising need for electricity, countries such as China are focusing on installing large-scale photovoltaic power plants to meet their growing demand. This is expected to drive the product demand over the forecast period.

Agriculture was estimated as one of the prominent applications of these aerial vehicles owing to advantages offered such as high efficiency and low operational costs coupled with precision agriculture activities that require frequent monitoring and field surveys. However, due to increased use in military operations along with other applications, agricultural usage accounted for a lower share compared to other segments in 2017.

Regional Analysis:

The North America regional market accounted for the largest revenue share in 2016 and is anticipated to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region has been witnessing increasing demand from various application areas, particularly agriculture and military. Increasing use of drones in law enforcement operations to monitor crime or assist search-and-rescue missions is also expected to drive growth over the coming years.

Asia Pacific regional market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period owing to rising demand for UAVs from countries such as China, India, South Korea, Japan among others. Countries such as France and Germany have already established a strong presence across this region with major players shifting their manufacturing facilities into these regions due low labor costs coupled with availability of skilled workforce at a lower cost than developed nations like U.S., UK etc.; hence driving industry expansion across Asia Pacific region; especially into emerging economies of China & India (See Figure 1).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for solar powered drones from the commercial sector for tasks such as aerial surveying and mapping, cargo delivery, and pipeline inspection.
  • Rising popularity of solar powered drones among hobbyists and enthusiasts for recreational purposes such as racing and photography.
  • Development of advanced technologies that make solar powered drones more efficient and reliable, thereby increasing their adoption rates.
  • Growing awareness about the benefits of using solar powered drones in various applications across different industries.
  • Reduction in the cost of solar energy systems, which is making it more affordable to operate solar-powered drones commercially

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Solar Powered Drones Market Research Report

By Type

VTOL, Fixed Wing, Others

By Application

Agriculture, Energy, Military, Telecommunication, Others

By Companies

Airbus, Boeing, Facebook, AeroVironment, Lockheed Martin, Bye Engineering, Atlantik Solar

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Solar Powered Drones Market Report Segments:

The global Solar Powered Drones market is segmented on the basis of:


VTOL, Fixed Wing, Others

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Agriculture, Energy, Military, Telecommunication, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Airbus
  2. Boeing
  3. Facebook
  4. AeroVironment
  5. Lockheed Martin
  6. Bye Engineering
  7. Atlantik Solar

Global Solar Powered Drones Market Overview

Highlights of The Solar Powered Drones Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. VTOL
    2. Fixed Wing
    3. Others
  1. By Application:

    1. Agriculture
    2. Energy
    3. Military
    4. Telecommunication
    5. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Solar Powered Drones Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Solar Powered Drones Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
  3. Implemented Robust Methodology to Prepare the Report
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Solar Powered Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that use solar power to fly. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including photography, mapping, and surveying.

Some of the major players in the solar powered drones market are Airbus, Boeing, Facebook, AeroVironment, Lockheed Martin, Bye Engineering, Atlantik Solar.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Solar Powered Drones Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Solar Powered Drones Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Solar Powered Drones Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Solar Powered Drones Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Solar Powered Drones Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Solar Powered Drones Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Solar Powered Drones Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. VTOL
      5.3.2. Fixed Wing
      5.3.3. Others
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Agriculture
      6.3.2. Energy
      6.3.3. Military
      6.3.4. Telecommunication
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Solar Powered Drones Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Agriculture
      9.4.2. Energy
      9.4.3. Military
      9.4.4. Telecommunication
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. VTOL
      9.7.2. Fixed Wing
      9.7.3. Others
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Solar Powered Drones Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Agriculture
      10.4.2. Energy
      10.4.3. Military
      10.4.4. Telecommunication
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. VTOL
      10.7.2. Fixed Wing
      10.7.3. Others
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Solar Powered Drones Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Agriculture
      11.4.2. Energy
      11.4.3. Military
      11.4.4. Telecommunication
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. VTOL
      11.7.2. Fixed Wing
      11.7.3. Others
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Tye
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Solar Powered Drones Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Agriculture
      12.4.2. Energy
      12.4.3. Military
      12.4.4. Telecommunication
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. VTOL
      12.7.2. Fixed Wing
      12.7.3. Others
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Solar Powered Drones Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Solar Powered Drones Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Agriculture
      13.4.2. Energy
      13.4.3. Military
      13.4.4. Telecommunication
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Solar Powered Drones Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. VTOL
      13.7.2. Fixed Wing
      13.7.3. Others
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Solar Powered Drones Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Solar Powered Drones Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Solar Powered Drones Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Solar Powered Drones Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Airbus Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Boeing Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Facebook Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. AeroVironment Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Lockheed Martin Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Bye Engineering Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Atlantik Solar Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. COMPANY8 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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