New NanoMarkets Projects $12 Billion ($US) Thin-Film Photovoltaics Market By 2013

Glen Allen, VA: According to NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst firm based here, the thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) market will grow from almost $2.4 billion ($US) in revenues in 2008 to over $12 billion in 2013. By 2015, NanoMarkets expects that TFPV will have a market opportunity of over $22 billion. These and other findings are from NanoMarkets newest report, “Thin Film Photovoltaics Markets: 2008 and Beyond” that is now shipping to clients. Additional details are available at

A companion report that addresses manufacturing issues will follow in August of 2008. Previous NanoMarkets reports in 2008 have covered the materials segment of the value chain, building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and organic photovoltaics.

About the Report:
“Thin Film Photovoltaics Markets: 2008 and Beyond”, offers a fresh assessment of where the thin-film PV market is headed as well as analysis of the strategies of leading firms active in this space. In this report we examine the market segments of building integrated systems, mobile and wearable computing, central power generation, disposable electronics, portable and emergency power (including battery chargers), and military and aerospace applications and how likely each is to generate significant revenues for thin-film PV. The report contains detailed forecasts of PV shipments broken out by technology type and application and discusses how far this new type of photovoltaics can eat into traditional photovoltaics markets. The materials platforms covered in this report include amorphous silicon, CIGS, CdTe, and GaAs as well as interesting materials and architectures for thin-film PV that are about to emerge from the laboratory. Each of these technologies is reviewed in terms of their key performance characteristics (e.g., conversion efficiencies, costs per watt, etc.) and how these might improve in the future. We also look at the evolution of roll-to-roll, printing and other manufacturing processes that will significantly impact the cost of thin-film PV in the future.

Other NanoMarkets Photovoltaic Reports:
The Future of Thin-Film and Organic Photovoltaics Manufacturing analyzes the state of the art in fabrication of thin-film and photovoltaic cells. It examines the success of each approach to the manufacture of thin-film and organic PV and where the firms active in this space are looking for improvements and breakthroughs. The report includes capacity forecasts broken out by material type and by the type of manufacturing equipment used. It also answers the thorny question as to how important the future role of printing will be to the PV sector and which equipment firms are having success selling into this sector.

Materials Markets for Thin-Film and Organic Photovoltaics provides a complete analysis of the commercial opportunities in thin film and organic PV materials markets. The report includes detailed eight-year forecasts of thin-film and organic materials broken out by material functionality and chemistry, as well as reviews of the latest research and the corporate strategies of firms active in the sector. Photovoltaic technologies covered include amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, CIGS, dye cells and pure organic approaches.

Building Integrated Photovoltaics Markets: 2008 explores and quantifies the opportunities for BIPV products over the next eight years. It covers both rooftop and façade systems, reviewing the BIPV products that are available today and the ones that are being developed by leading firms. The report examines the enabling technologies and materials that are making the next-generation BIPV possible and provides many examples of major building projects that are already incorporating BIPV. Also included in the report are a full analysis of the varying regulatory factors impacting BIPV in various regions of the world and detailed volume and value forecasts by type of product, type of user.

Organic Photovoltaic Markets is the next in a series of reports from NanoMarkets covering thin film, organic and printable photovoltaics markets. It quantifies the opportunities for both “pure” organic PV and DSCs in applications including conventional solar panel, BIPV, mobile and consumer electronics, military and other applications. The report covers the future of organic PV in terms of new materials and cell architectures. It also discusses the evolution of printing and other manufacturing technologies in this sector. Detailed volume and value forecasts are provided for each application, with separate forecasts for DSCs and “pure” organic PV. A capacity forecast is also included as are profiles of the leading technology developers and materials suppliers operating in this space.

About NanoMarkets:
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in electronics created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous reports related to organic, thin film and printable electronics materials and applications and maintains a blog at that comments on industry trends and events. For a full listing of the firm’s reports and downloadable white papers and report summaries please visit

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~ by vascoteixeira on August 26, 2008.

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