Solar Cells and Modules: Market Research Report

Date: August 22, 2011
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Solar Cells and Modules: Market Research Report
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solar Cells and Modules in US$ Million.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017.

Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 72 companies including many key and niche players such as BP Solar, Bosch Solar Energy AG, Canadian Solar Inc., EniPower S.p.A., First Solar, Inc., GE Energy, Gintech Energy Corporation, Global Solar Energy, Inc., Isofotón SA, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., Kaneka Corporation, Kaneka Solartech Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Photowatt International S.A.S, Q-Cells SE, SCHOTT Solar AG, Sharp Corporation, Sharp Electronics Corporation, SolarWorld AG, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., SunPower Corporation, Trina Solar Limited, and United Solar Ovonic LLC.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.

Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.
1.INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study

2.MARKET DYNAMICS

Renewable Energy Technologies: The Road Ahead
Solar Industry – A Rudimentary Overview
Solar Power: A Part of the Modern Energy Mix Portfolio
Solar Photovoltaics - Packs ‘Power ‘ Punch
Solar PV Industry Poised for Robust Growth

Table 1. Global PV Market (2000, 2005 & 2010): Cumulative Installed PV Power by Region (In MW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 2. Worldwide PV Market (2010): Cumulative Installed PV Power in MW by Leading Nations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3. International Targets for Solar Photovoltaics by Select Countries

Major Photovoltaic Power Plants

Table 4. World's Largest Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plants: As of December 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5. Worldwide Major Photovoltaic Power Plants (Proposed/Under Construction)

Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Vying for Viability
A Turnaround in Fortunes Lurking Just Around the Corner
PV Cells & Modules Market Quickly Recovers from Dark Spell in 2009
Outlook
Government Participation in Boosting Solar Energy: Critical to Market Fortunes
A Peek into the Government Efforts Worldwide to Promote Solar Energy
World Bank Also Plays Active Role in Solar Energy Sector
Will Subsidies Continue? – A Million Dollar Question
Double Edged Impact of Falling Solar Cell & Module Prices
Growing Energy Needs – A Business Case for Solar Cells & Modules
Market Trends And Issues
Solar Cells: Riding on GREEN Strength
Need to Achieve Grid Parity to Drive Future Growth
Photovoltaic Sector Exploring New Options for Achieving Grid Parity
Semiconductor-based Solar Cells Ready for Terrestrial Invasion
Increasing Demand for Clean Energy to Drive Solar Cell Equipment Market
Solar Cells & Modules – Production Scenario
China Outstrips Japan in Solar Cells Production

Table 6. World PV Cell Production (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Capacity Expansions: Order of the Day
A Focus on PV Technologies
Crystalline Silicon PV Systems: Here to Stay
Non-Si Solar Cells Market Continues to Grow
Thin Film Technology: Gaining Ground

Table 7. Cell and Module Efficiency of Commercial PV Technologies: A Comparison
Table 8. World Solar Cells Production by Type (2008, 2009 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Crystalline Silicon Cells and Thin Film Solar Cells (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9. Record Commercial Module Efficiency and Lab Efficiency of Thin-Film Technology by Type

Concentrator PV: The Third Generation Photovoltaics
BIPV: A Promising Technology for Power Generation in Residential or Commercial Buildings

Table 10. World's Largest BIPV Power Plants by Location (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Prepackaged Systems: Heralding the Plug ‘n’ Play Era
Competitive Analysis

Table 11. Leading Photovoltaic Cells Producers Worldwide (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 12. Leading PV Module Suppliers Worldwide (2010): Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Shipments by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Japanese Players to Ramp Up Production to Regain Share

Table 13. Japanese Leading Solar Cell Producers Ranked by Planned Capacity (In MW): 2010-2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Solar Cell Production Equipment Manufacturers

3.REGIONAL SUMMARY

North America to Garner Larger Share of the Photovoltaic Market
Developing Countries: Biggest Potential
Taiwan and China Gain Visibility on the Global Landscape
China: The Promising Solar Market
China Leads Solar Cell Equipment Production

4.THE ECONOMICS OF SOLAR ENERGY: A FEASIBILITY STUDY

Solar Competitiveness
Rising Ecological Economy Spurs Solar Market
Increasing Pollution Levels: Ringing Alarm Bells

5.PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Introduction
Sunlight - A Reliable Source of Energy
Limitations of Solar Cells
The Nitty-Gritty
Definition
From Becquerel to Fuller – The Background
Designing of Solar Cells
Working of a Solar Cell
Elements of a Solar Photovoltaic System
Solar Modules
Charge Regulators
Batteries
Inverters
Mounting Structure
Wiring/Interconnects
Backup Generator
Types of Solar Cells and Modules
A Sophisticated Technology Backed by Simple Basics
Crystalline Solar Cells
Single Crystalline Silicon Cells
Poly Crystalline Silicon Cells
Thin Film Solar Cells
Advantages of Thin Film Solar Cells
A Peek into the Market’s Buzzing Activities
A Technical View of Different Thin Film Technologies
Copper Indium Diselinide (CIS)-based Solar Cells
CuInSe2-based Solar Cells
a-SiH-based Solar Cells
CdTe-based Solar Cells
Amorphous Silicon
Sunlight Exposure: Effect on Amorphous Silicon Cells
Gallium Arsenide Cells
Cadmium Sulphide/Copper Indium Diselenide (CdS/CulnSe2)
Cadmium Sulphide/Cadmium Telluride (CdS/CdTe)

Table 14. Comparison of Different Types of Solar Cells

Electrochemical Solar Cells
Solar Cell Technologies
First Generation
Second Generation
Third Generation
Comparison of Different Generations of PV Technologies
Photovoltaic Panels
Categories
Low Voltage/Low Power Panels
Small Panels
Large Panels
Tracking
Concentrators
Laser Grooved Buried Grid (LGBG) Cells
Arrays
Power Availability Determinants in PV Devices
Hybrid Systems
Solar + Wind Hybrid Systems
Thermophotovoltaics (TPV)
Solar Electricity: Advantages and Disadvantages
Raw Materials and Production Process
Semiconductor Materials Used
Aluminum: The Best Back Plane Material
Solar Cell Production Process
Solar Power Applications
Industrial/Commercial Consumption
Transportation
Emergency Medicines Storage
Space
Building Integrated PV (BIPV)
Electric Fences
Remote Lighting Systems
Tourist & Holiday Homes
Telecommunications
Consumer Electronics
Water Treatment Systems
Solar Water Pumping
Aeration Systems
Photovoltaic Electricity
Non-Grid Connected Systems
Remote Industrial Applications
Stand Alone/Remote Habitation
Other Applications
Grid Connected Systems
Residential Photovoltaic Systems
Related Products and Technologies
Storage Devices
Batteries
Power Conditioning Equipment
Inverters
Auxiliary Power Systems
Solar Thermal Generating Systems
Collector Systems
Amonix Inc’s PV Concentration System
Solar Hot Water Heating Equipment
Active Systems
Space Heating
Solar Powered Lasers
Distribution/Sales Channels

6.TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

Dichtel Group At Cornell University Develops Novel Method For Producing Solar Cells
Researchers at Shinshu University Develops Novel Solar Cells Technology
NEDO to Develop Advanced Solar Cells
University of Illinois and Hangyang University Co-Develops Novel Solar Cells Fabrication Technology
EPIR and Sunovia Expedite Development of New Solar Cell Materials
Peccell Develops Technology to Produce High-Voltage DSC Modules
CV21 Develops Cost Effective Solar Cell Production Methods
Durham University to Develop New Solar Cells
Dow Corning Develops the Latest Solar Grade Silicon Material
BP Solar Develops Mono2
Cadmium Telluride Based Solar Cells Get a Shot in the Arm
Japanese Bendable Zinc Oxide Solar Cell with an Efficiency of 5%
Nippon Oil Develops Organic Solar Cells with 1.5% Efficiency
CIGS Solar Cells: Focus on Tackling Drawbacks
Organic Solar Cells Gain Emphasis
Clare Develops New High Voltage Solar Cell
Solar Cells from Nanotube Hybrids
Berlin Institute Develops Ultra Thin Solar Cell
Showa Denko Develops Flexible Solar Cells
New Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
Sekisui Jushi and SunPower Develop Highly Efficient Solar Cell
German Researchers Develop New Process
New Transparent Solar Cell Developed
Duebendorf Develops Solar Drinking Water System
Heraeus Develops PV Coating Material
LBNL Discovers Hope for Superior Solar Cells
ANU and Origin Energy Produce Economical Solar Cell
Kaneka Develops New Solar Cell
AIST Joins Forces with HBL to Develop High Efficiency Solar Cell
South Korean University Develops SiN Films
ATS Automation Develops New Technology
University of California Develops Plastic Solar Cells
Silicon Films Through Vapor Deposition Process
Berkeley Lab and UCB Join Forces to Develop New Hybrid Solar Cells
Lawrence Berkeley Scientists Create Plastic-based Solar Cell
Vanderbilt University Finds Applicability of Diamonds in Solar Cells
Lunar Power Up: Solar Power Generation Through Thin Film PV
‘Edge-Defined Film-Fed Growth Technique’
SolarFlex Develops New Solar Cell Technology
Sandia Develops New Semiconductor Alloy for Solar Cells
Japan’s NIMCR Develops Pigment-Based Solar Cells
Toshiba Develops Electrolyte Material for Organic Solar Cells
Research/Studies
NREL: Funding Solar Research
Fraunhofer Institute: High Efficiency Solar Cells/Modules for Mobile Applications
Institute of Photovoltaics: New Technology to Manufacture Cost Effective PV Modules
University of California: Nanomaterial Technology
University of Arizona: Organic Thin Films
CIS-Solartechnik: Copper-based Solar Cells

7.ENVIRONMENTAL/REGULATORY SCENARIO

Renewable Energy Environment
The UN Summit for Sustainable Development
Solar Electricity and Environment

8.PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND LAUNCHES

HyperSolar to Introduce New Thin Micro-concentrator Module
SolarPrint Introduces DSSC Technology
Neo Solar Power Launches ""Black18""
Q-Cells Introduces Unique Polycrystalline Module
Centrosolar Canada Launches S-Series of Photovoltaic Modules
Q-Cells SE to Unveil Q.SMART UF Solar Module and Next Generation Solar Cells
First Solar Introduces Modules for Smaller Commercial Power Systems
Centrosolar UK Rolls Out New 54-cell Module in UK
Millinet Solar Launches PV Super Cell Module
JA Solar Holdings Develops New Multicrystalline Solar Cell
AU Optronics Unveils EcoDuo PM 240P00 Solar Panel
Suntech Power Holdings to Introduce STP245S-20/Wd Solar Photovoltaic Module
Samsung Electronics Introduces Solar Battery Modules in Germany
JA Solar Holdings Launches Secium
Molex Launches SolarSpec Junction Box and Cable Assemblies
Advanced Media Launches Polycrystalline Solar Modules
Shanghai ST Solar Launches ST Solar Module
Canadian Solar to Launch NewEdge Solar Panels in the US
Bluestar Silicones to Introduce New Solar Application Products Line
Silfab Introduces SLA Series of Photovoltaic Modules
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. to Introduce PV Series of Intelligent Power Modules for Solar Power Production Systems
IBM Develops Solar Cell
Kyocera to Expand KD Series with Advanced Solar Modules
Trina Solar Develops Square Shaped Mono-Crystalline PV Cell
Ritek to Introduce CIGS Thin Film Solar Panels in the US
Cyrium Technologies Rolls Out QDEC Product Line
Day4Energy Develops 48MC Photovoltaic Module
DayStar Launches CIGS Solar Cells
SunPower Introduces SunPower® T20 Tracker
LG Display Introduces Solar Cell Electronic Book Reader
Sharp Introduces Solar Cell with Highest Conversion Efficiency
IMEC Introduces Mechanically-Stacked High Performance Multijunction Solar Cell
SANYO Develops HIT Solar Cell with 22.8% Cell Energy Conversion
GreenSun Develops Solar Panels that Capture Light Spectrum of the Sun
Boeing’s Subsidiary Develops Solar Cell with Highest Efficiency
Safaricom Launches Solar Cell Phone
QuantaSol Rolls Out Single-Junction Solar Cell
SANYO to Introduce High Output HIT-HD Solar Modules in Europe
SunPower Launches SunPower® 315 Solar Panel
Kyocera Unveils New KD Modules
SunPower Unveils World’s Most Efficient Solar Cell
Mitsubishi Unveils Multicrystalline Si Solar Cell
Peccel Unveils World’s Largest Dye-sensitized Cell
China Sunergy Unveils Selective Emitter Solar Cell
Spire Plans to Launch an Integrated 25 MW Cell-Module

9.RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

Bridgestone to Establish Production Line for Manufacturing Solar Cell Film in Poland
Quantum Solar Power to Unveil Advanced NGDTM Technology
PLG Power to Establish Solar Cell Manufacturing Plant in Nashik
Abound Solar and DW Europe Enter Into Partnership
LDK Solar Sets Up New Cell Manufacturing Facility in Heifei
XsunX and MAG Industrial Automation Systems Enter Into Partnership
Kazatomprom to Establish New Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant in Astana
XsunX Signs Agreement with Telecomps Technology Sign Agreement
Kyocera to Establish Solar Cell Facility in Czech Republic
Innovalight and Grandway Wonice Technology Enter into Partnership
Sunborne Energy Technologies Enters into Framework Agreement with Suntech Power
International Solar Electric Technology Enters into Joint Collaboration with Yeungnam University of Korea and K&K Solar
China Sunergy and GCL-Poly Energy Enter into Long-Term Wafer Supply Agreement
CTDC and Goldpoly Enter into Purchase Agreement
China Sunergy Enters into Supply Agreement with CEEG Solar Energy Research Institute
AQT Solar to Open Second CIGS Cell Manufacturing Plant
SunPower to Enter into Joint Venture with AU Optronics
Solsonica and TerniEnergia Enter into Agreement
Silfab Ontario Inks Agreement with Agris Solar Co-operative
Abound Solar and Thesan Enter into Partnership
JinkoSolar Holding and BULL PowerTech Ink Agreement
Canadian Solar and Fire Energy Group Sign Agreement
Canadian Solar Enters into Agreement with GP Joule
JA Solar Holdings and Jabil Circuit Enter into Strategic Partnership
Q-Cells North America and SunPower Ink Agreement
JA Solar Holdings and MEMC Singapore Enter into Joint Venture Agreement
XsunX and Telecomps Technology Ink Agreement
Solar Fields Take Over Calyxo
ITS to Acquire Minority Stake Module Production Plant of REC Solar
GCL-Poly Energy to Acquire Controlling Stake in Konca Solar Cell
Solarfun Power is Now Hanwha SolarOne
LDK Solar to Establish Solar Cell and Module Plant
Sulfurcell Commences New Facility
Ubbink Commences Construction of Solar Unit
Yamaichi Electronics to Manufacture Solar Panel Connectors
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings to Establish Solar Power Projects in the US
VentureTech to Buy Minority Stake in Stion
Kyocera Solar Commences Production of Solar Modules in US
BSP Signs Strategic Investment Agreement with PSP
Suntech and Swinburne University Set Up Solar Facility in Melbourne
Trina Solar Signs Research Agreement with SERIS
Aide Solar Establishes Production Facility
SunPower and Flextronics Collaborate to Manufacture Solar Panels
Tata BP Solar Increases Production Capacity
Delta Electronics to Enter Japan
CENTROSOLAR Adds New Production Line to Wismar Plant
BP Solar Shuts Down US Based Solar Cell Production Plant
Natcore Technology to Take Over Vanguard Solar
Sentinel Solar and SolGate Enter a New Business Alliance
Sharp Commences Operation in New Facility
Sulfurcell Solartechnik to Establish New Facility
SunPower Snaps Up SunRay
Voltaix to Build New Production Unit
NREL Signs a Series of Research and Development Agreements with 3M
Q-Cells Signs Agreement with Flextronics
Motech to Set Up JV with Itogumi for Making PV Modules
RENA and 1366 Technologies Partner to Deliver Enhanced Solar Cell Process
Fidelis Energy Announces Solar Module Supply Contract with TinSol Energy
Silex Systems Purchases Assets of Solar Systems
China Sunergy Takes Over Two Solar Module Producers
Alpha Omega Power and Chad Industries Partner to Comarket Products
Yingli Enters PV Module Supply Agreement with SunDurance Energy
Mitsubishi Electric Completes Construction of PV Cell Facility
LDK Solar to Purchase Crystalline Module Production Plant of Best Solar
Calisolar Snaps Up 6N Silicon
P2i Teams Up with Energy Launch Partners for Solar Cells Coating Applications
SunWell Solar to Construct Film Solar Cell Production Plant in Nanjing
Bosch Solar Inks Non-Prime Crystalline Solar Cell Supply Deal with Innotech
Kyocera to Provide 3MW Solar Modules to Omuta Solar Power Facility
Solar EnerTech Inks Agreement with Aussie Solar Installations
Suniva Plans to Form an Alliance with GS Battery
BP Solar Inks Manufacturing Deal with Jabil Circuit
EPOD Solar and ICP Solar Enters into Definitive Agreement
First Solar Snaps Up EMG’s Solar Projects Development Pipeline
Panasonic to Invest in Sanyo's Solar Cell Operations
Sharp to Enter in Two Joint Ventures
Meyer Burger Merges with 3S Industries
Motech Acquires GE’s Solar Module Assembly Facility
Panasonic Acquires SANYO
Racell to Construct Solar Cell plant in Denmark
Soitec Forays into Solar Energy Sector through the Acquisition Concentrix
Tokuyama to Manufacture Solar Cell Components
Suniva® and Titan Energy Systems Conclude Collaborative Project
ATS to Manufacture Solar Modules with Photowatt
Canadian Solar to Establish a 200MW Module Manufacturing Facility
MEMC Takes Over SunEdison
NRG Solar Acquires Blythe Solar Project
CIC Acquires 20% Stake in GCL-Poly Energy
Delta Greentech Announces Take Over of US Solar Cell Manufacturer
CSP Acquires ThinSilicon
Applied Materials Takes Over Advent Solar
Suniva Partners with FLS Energy
Acro Energy Takes Over EE Solar
Sengu Announces Plans to Commence Operations in the New Solar Cell Factory
UMC to Set Up Solar Cell Plant in Shandong Province
ENN Group Plans to form JV with Duke Energy
Signet Solar and BSC-Solar Embark on Joint Development of 1.8MW Solar Plant
Bridgestone Announces Plans to Establish a New Solar Cell Films Factory
NexPower Expands Production Capacity of Thin Film Solar Cells
Spire Setups Indian Subsidiary to Distribute Solar Modules and Systems
PSEG Solar and juwi solar Collaborate for three Major Solar Projects of 29.2 MW
DuPont Teams Up with Applied Materials to Increase PV Cell Efficiency
Kaneka Enters into Alliance with IMEC for Developing Solar Cells
Showa Shell Announces Plans to Set Up a Solar Cell Plant in Miyazaki Prefecture
First Solar Announces Plans to Establish 2 GW Solar Power Plant in China
Hoang Sa Secures Central Province Approval for Construction of Solar Cell Plant
ECP Merges with SIT
TNDF to Acquire 25% Stake in PV Next
GCL-Poly Acquires Jiangsu Zhongneng
DELTA to Teams Up with Scheuten for Solar Energy Joint Venture
Solar Semiconductor to Establish New Solar Cell Plant
Ellis Energy Snaps Up Pyron Solar
GCL-Poly Announces Plans to Acquire Polysilicon Supplier Jiangsu
Silex Systems Announces Acquisition of Assets of SOP
Sunfilm to Merge Operations with Sontor
Solar Thin Films to Take Over BudaSolar Technologies
Prism Solar Technologies Acquires Manufacturing Facility in New York
Suniva to Supply Solar Cells to Jacoby’s Aerotropolis Atlanta
STPL to Establish New Solar Farm with 5MW Capacity
Kyocera to Expand Solar Module Capacity
Roth & Rau Acquires CTF Solar GmbH
GroSolar to Acquire Borrego Solar Systems’ Residential Installation Businesses
Akeena Solar Partners with Enphase Energy
SANYO forms ENEOS Solar with Nippon
Solar Thin Films to Take Over Algatec Solar
Kyocera to Establish a New Solar Cell Manufacturing Plant
Hague Merges with Solterra
LG Electronics to Start Two Solar Cell Production Lines
ICP Solar to Takeover Ibersolar Energía, S.A.

3S INDUSTRIES SNAPS UP SOMONT

Evolution Solar Snaps Up Synergy Design and Development
SunPower Takes Over Solar Sales
Wincroft Takes Over Apollo Solar Energy
Tokyo Ohka Partners with IBM for New Solar Cells Production Technology
BEL and BHEL Ink MoU to Form JV for Solar PV Business
Solon Announces Acquisition of 16% Stake in SpectraWatt
Q-Cells to Construct Solar Cells Facility
Suntech Takes Over MSK Corp.
Bosch Forays into PV Market through ersol Solar Acquisition
Centrotherm Takes Over GP Solar
Solar Thin Films Buys 15% Stake in CG Solar
Applied Materials Takes Over Baccini
Borevind Buys 65% Stake in Gallivare PhotoVoltaic
Solar Thin Films Acquires Stakes in CG Solar
Applied Materials Completes Baccini Acquisition
Quantum Fuel Systems Acquires Equity Interest in ASOLA
Centrotherm photovoltaics AG to Acquire GP Solar
Suntech Power Acquires Minority Stake in Nitol Solar
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Merges with ENTECH
Sunvim Group to Form Joint Venture with Aleo Solar
SolarTec Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Sumec and Other Companies
Sharp Corp to Set Up Joint Venture with Tokyo Electron
EPIR and Sunovia to Collaborate with The Swiss Federal Institute
ersol Thin Film Collaborates with SCHOTT
Synova Joins Research Alliance for Solar Energy Systems
Mitsubishi to Expand PV Module and Cell Manufacturing Capacity
Quantum Fuel Systems and Asola to Expand Solar Module Plant Capacity
Evergreen Solar to Commence Production Capacity Expansion
Webel to Expand PV Production Capacity
Q-Cells Extends Agreement with aleo solar AG
Akeena Inks production partnership with Kyocera
Recurrent Energy Enters into Agreements with Solar Module Suppliers
SunPower Inks Two Agreements in Saudi Arabia
Suntech Power Supplies Solar Modules to Belgium’s Town Hall
Sharp Corporation to Establish a Thin-Film Solar Cell Facility in Japan
SunPower to Establish Fabrication Facility for Solar Cells
Global Opens New Production Facility
SCHOTT Breaks Ground for New Mexico Facility
Q-Cells to Set Up New Plant in Malaysia
SolarWorld AG to Establish a Solar Module Unit
Sunfilm AG to Establish Second Applied SunFab Thin Film Line
NanoPV to Commence Operations of Its Solar Cell Plant in New Jersey
SunPower Acquires Solar Solutions
GE Energy Acquires Majority Stake in PrimeStar Solar

10.FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

BP Solar (UK)
Bosch Solar Energy AG (Germany)
Canadian Solar Inc. (Canada)
EniPower S.p.A. (Italy)
First Solar, Inc. (US)
GE Energy (US)
Gintech Energy Corporation (Taiwan)
Global Solar Energy, Inc (US)
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (China)
Isofotón SA (Spain)
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)
Kaneka Corporation (Japan)
Kaneka Solartech Corporation (Japan)
Kyocera Corporation (Japan)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (Japan)
Photowatt International S.A.S (France)
Q-Cells SE (Germany)
SCHOTT Solar AG (Germany)
Sharp Corporation (Japan)
Sharp Electronics Corporation (US)
SolarWorld AG (Germany)
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)
SunPower Corporation (US)
Trina Solar Limited (China)
United Solar Ovonic LLC (US)

11.GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 15. World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia–Pacific (excluding Japan), The Middle East and Latin America Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16. World Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), the Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17. World 15-Year Perspective for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), the Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

12.THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis
Introduction
Current Scenario
Outlook Bright for the US Solar Photovoltaic Market

Table 18. US PV Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of PV Installed Capacity by Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

California Leads the Solar PV Market in the US

Table 19. PV Installations in the US (2010): Breakdown of the Annual Installed PV Capacity by State (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cell Revs up the Engine of Growth
Competitive Landscape

Table 20. US Solar Cells Market (2010): Market Share Breakdown of Cell Production by Leading Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Market Trends/Issues
Price Declines to Promote New Installations
Factors Responsible for Falling Solar Module Prices
Grid Expansion: A Costly Affair
Increasing Production Capacity, but Still Low Compared to Global Leaders
Utility Companies: Playing a Major Role
Government Initiatives
Promoting PV in the US: A Look at Various Government Programs
The Future of PV
The Blueprint
DOE: The Fund Provider for PV Research
PV Research in the US
NREL’s Record Breaking Technology
Key Statistical Data

Table 21. US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by Segment – Cells & Modules
Table 22. US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23. US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24. US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by Consumer Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 25. US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26. US Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

13.CANADA

A. Market Analysis
Solar Energy to Grow in Canada

Table 27. Canadian PV Market (2010): Breakdown of Annual PV Power Installed (MW) by Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

End Use Market
Equipment Market
PV Technology: The Prospects
The Barriers
Government Initiatives Over the Years
B. Market Analytics

Table 28. Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29. Canadian Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

14.JAPAN

A. Market Analysis
Introduction

Table 30. Japanese Leading Solar Cells Producers (2010): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for Q-Cells, Sharp Electronics, Suntech Power and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Demystifying Japan’s Success in Solar Energy
PV Production Scenario
Solar Cell Makers Make Strategic Moves to Regain Market Share
Solar Projects
Sunshine Projects: Making the Sun Shine in Japan
GENESIS Project: World Wide Web of PV Power Generating Systems
The NEDO Contribution
NEDO’s Select R & D Projects
The METI Strategy

Table 31. National Budget (METI) (2009): Percentage Share Breakdown of Budget Allocated by Allocation Area (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Market Trends/Issues
Grid Connected PV: Increasing Market Share

Table 32. Japanese Solar PV Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Installed PV Power by Installation Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 33. Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34. Japanese Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15.EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
A Snapshot of the European Energy Mix

Table 35. European New Nominal Installed Capacity by Energy Source (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Nominal Installed Capacity for Wind Power, Gas-Fired Power Stations, Photovoltaics, Oil, Coal-Fired Power Stations, Hydro, Biomass, CSP, and Nuclear Power (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

The PV Market Overview

Table 36. European PV Market (2010): Breakdown of Cumulative Installed Capacity In MW by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Factors Driving Additional Growth
PV: Gaining Market Share
Status of PV Tariffs and Related Subsidies in Select EU Countries
B. Market Analytics

Table 37. European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 38. European Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39. European 11-Year Perspective for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15A.FRANCE

A. Market Analysis
Solar Usage in France
Solar Cells & Modules - Outlook

Table 40. French Solar PV Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Installed PV Power by Installation Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Governmental Support and Funding
B. Market Analytics

Table 41. French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42. French Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15B.GERMANY

A. Market Analysis

Table 43. German Renewable Energy Electricity Production (2010): Percentage Breakdown of Distribution of Renewable Energy Electricity for Wind, Hydro, Biogas, Bio energy Solid, Photovoltaics, Bio energy Liquid and Geothermal (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

The German Solar Market
Companies Increasing Production, Seeking Newer Materials
B. Market Analytics

Table 44. German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45. German Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15C.ITALY

A. Market Analysis
The PV Market

Table 46. PV Power in Italy by Application (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, Grid-Connected Distributed, Grid-Connected Centralized Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Research Programs
B. Market Analytics

Table 47. Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48. Italian Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15D.THE UNITED KINGDOM

A. Market Analysis
The Solar Market

Table 49. PV Power in the United Kingdom by Application (2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic and Grid- Connected Distributed Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Government Initiatives
National Program for Photovoltaics
DTI Sustainable Energy R&D Program
Renewables Obligation
Northern Ireland PV Market
B. Market Analytics

Table 50. UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51. UK Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15E.SPAIN

A. Market Analysis
One of the Leading European Producers

Table 52. PV Power in Spain by Application (2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid and Grid-Connected Installations

Developments in the Field of Solar Energy
Issues Before the Industry
The Technology Scenario
PV Programs
B. Market Analytics

Table 53. Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54. Spanish Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15F.RUSSIA

A. Market Analysis
Russian Solar Sector
B. Market Analytics

Table 55. Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 56. Russian Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

15G.REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Outlook

Table 57. Eastern European PV Market (2010): Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power (In MW) by Select Nations - Czech Republic, Belgium, Greece, Slovakia, Portugal, Austria, Bulgaria and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Austria
Poland
Greece
Slovakia
Slovenia
B. Market Analytics

Table 58. Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 59. Rest of Europe Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

16.ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis
Overview
Outlook

Table 60. Asia-Pacific PV Market (2010): Breakdown of Cumulative Installed Capacity In MW by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

An Overview of Some of The Significant Markets
Australia
PV Market – An Overview

Table 61. PV Power in Australia by Application (2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Support for Solar
Competitive Scenario
China
PV Industry Receives Heavy Blow from Recession, Government Comes to Rescue
Chinese Solar Industry Outweighs Japan in Solar Production
China Poised to Become Major Solar Energy Consumer
Government Policies for Long Term Growth of PV Industry
Leading Players
Taiwan
PV Industry Poised for Strong Growth, Post Recession
Government Incentives in Taiwan: A Quick Review
PV Suppliers Gathering at Science Parks: A Major Trend
Hong Kong
PV Market – An Overview
Government Support
PV Projects
India
Leading the Sun Brigade
Solar PV Industry in India: A Quick Primer
Barriers to PV Industry
Solar PV Production Scenario

Table 62. Solar PV Cells Production in India for Years 2001 to 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63. Solar PV Modules Production in India for Years 2001 to 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64. Solar PV Modules Production in India by Technology (2010): Percentage Breakdown for Crystalline silicon (C-Si) and Thin Film or amorphous silicon (a-Si)

Comparison of Solar PV Technologies by Select Parameter
Solar Photovoltaic Applications in India: At a Glance
Solar PV Systems Applications in India
Government Initiatives
Competitive Scenario
Solar Power: The Sunny Side of Energy
South Korea
The Emerging Market

Table 65. PV Power in Korea by Application (2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

The Solar Scenario: Increasing Government Support
Competitive Scenario
Thailand
Introduction
Solar Energy: Proving to be the Best Alternative
Grid Electricity Vs Solar Electricity

Table 66. Grid Vs. Solar Electricity in Thailand: 1990-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Barriers to Solar Energy
Select Players
Tata BP Solar India Ltd (India)
Motech Industries, Inc. (Taiwan)
Sinonar Corp. (Taiwan)
E-TON Solar tech Co Ltd (Taiwan)
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (China)
CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
B. Market Analytics

Table 67. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 68. Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

17.THE MIDDLE EAST

A. Market Analysis
Outlook

Table 69. PV Power in Israel by Application (2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non- Domestic, Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 70. Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 71. Middle East Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

18.LATIN AMERICA

A. Market Analysis
Outlook
Mexico
Solar Electricity in Mexico
Applications

Table 72. PV Power in Mexico by Application (2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, and Grid-Connected Distributed Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

B. Market Analytics

Table 73. Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 74. Latin American Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 72 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 87)
Region/CountryPlayers
The United States
Canada
Japan
Europe
France
Germany
The United Kingdom
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan)
Latin America
Middle-East
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