Thin Film Photovoltaics (PV) - Advanced Technologies and Global Market (2010 - 2015)

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Thin Film Photovoltaics (PV) - Advanced Technologies and Global Market (2010 - 2015)
Thin Film PV- Advanced Technologies and Global Market (2008-2015)

Low cost and optimum efficiency of thin film PV cells is driving the growth of the thin film PV in overall photovoltaic market. The global thin film photovoltaic market is expected to grow from $3,406 million in 2009 to $19,422 million in 2015, at an estimated CAGR of 32.2% from 2010 to 2015.

The amorphous silicon market is contributing maximum to the total thin film PV market. On the other hand, CIS/CIGS are expected to grow with a maximum CAGR of 43.9% from 2010 to 2015. While grid connected power supply application is expected to have the highest CAGR of 39.1% from 2010 to 2015.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global market for thin film PV on the basis of types and geography; forecasting revenues and analyzing trends in each of the thin film cells

On the basis of applications:
Applications such as Consumer Electronics, BIPV, grid connected power supply and military & space applications are covered in the report

On the basis of geography:
North America, Europe, Asia and ROW are covered in the report

Each section will provide market data, market drivers, trends and opportunities, top-selling products, key players, and competitive outlook. This report will also provide market tables for covering the sub-segments and micro-markets. In addition, the report also provides more than 35 company profiles covering all the sub-segments.

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Key Take-Aways
1.2 Report Description
1.3 Markets Covered
1.4 Stakeholders
1.5 Research Methodology

2 SUMMARY

3 MARKET OVERVIEW

3.1 Evolution of PV Cells
  3.1.1 First Generation PV Cells
  3.1.2 Second Generation PV Cells or Thin Films PV Cells
  3.1.3 Third Generation PV Cells
  3.1.4 Fourth Generation PV Cells
3.2 Types of PV Cells
  3.2.1 Crystalline Silicon PV Cells
  3.2.2 Thin Films PV Cells
3.3 Thin Film PV Modules
3.4 Industry Life Cycle
  3.4.1 Amorphous-Silicon
  3.4.2 Cadmium Telluride (CDTE)
  3.4.3 Copper Indium Diselinide/Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIS/CIGS)
3.5 Porter’s Five Forces Model
3.6 Thin Film PV Applications
3.7 Market Dynamics
  3.7.1 Market Drivers
    3.7.1.1 Low cost of production
    3.7.1.2 Government policies, mandates and subsidies
    3.7.1.3 Low silicon consumption
    3.7.1.4 Shorter energy payback time
    3.7.1.5 Creation of green jobs
    3.7.1.6 Better performance in low light conditions
    3.7.1.7 Harvesting capability of infrared light spectrum
  3.7.2 Market Restraints
    3.7.2.1 Low conversion efficiency
    3.7.2.2 Multi-junction PV cells
  3.7.3 Opportunities
    3.7.3.1 Research initiatives
    3.7.3.2 Venture capital funding
3.8 Burning Issues
  3.8.1 Shift of Geographic Demand in The Global Market
  3.8.2 Changing Strategies in Growing Markets
  3.8.3 Recycling and Disposal of Cells and Modules
3.9 Winning Imperatives and Market Trends
  3.9.1 Technology Innovation
  3.9.2 Products and Services Differentiation
  3.9.3 Collaborations with Regulatory and Standards Bodies
3.1 Patent Analysis

4 THIN FILM PV CELLS MARKET

4.1 Amorphous Silicon (A-SI) PV Cells Market
  4.1.1 Market Drivers
    4.1.1.1 Low temperature coefficient and low power loss
    4.1.1.2 Cost advantage of a-Si
    4.1.1.3 Good performance in low light condition
  4.1.2 Market Restraints & Opportunities
    4.1.2.1 Low conversion efficiency
    4.1.2.2 Opportunity for new a-Si materials
  4.1.3 Geographical Distribution
4.2 Cadmium Telluride (CDTE) PV Cells Market
  4.2.1 Market Drivers
    4.2.1.1 High light absorption property
    4.2.1.2 Higher efficiency than a-Si
    4.2.1.3 Cadmium is abundant and cheap in nature
  4.2.2 Market Restraints
    4.2.2.1 Toxic in nature
    4.2.2.2 Possibility of Tellurium shortage
  4.2.3 Opportunities
    4.2.3.1 Increase in R&D activity to achieve higher level of efficiency
  4.2.4 Geographical Distribution
4.3 Copper Indium Diselenide (CIS)/copper Indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) PV Cells Market
  4.3.1 Market Drivers
    4.3.1.1 High efficiency
    4.3.1.2 High versatility and flexibility
  4.3.2 Market Restraints
    4.3.2.1 High cost as compared to cadmium telluride and polycrystalline PV cells
  4.3.3 Opportunities
    4.3.3.1 Reduction in thickness of absorbing layers
  4.3.4 GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION
4.4 Others
  4.4.1 Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)
  4.4.2 Organic Solar Cell

5 THIN FILM PV MODULE MARKET

5.1 Introduction
5.2 Amorphous Silicon (A-SI) Module Market
5.3 Cadmium-Telluride (CDTE) Module Market
5.4 Copper Indium Diselenide/Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Module Market

6 THIN FILM PV MATERIALS MARKET

7 APPLICATIONS MARKET

7.1 Consumer Electronics
7.2 Building Integrated PV Cell Applications
7.3 Grid Connected Power Supply Applications
7.4 Military and Space Applications
7.5 Other Applications

8 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

8.1 North America
8.2 Europe
8.3 Asia
8.4 Rest Of The World (ROW)

9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

9.1 Market Share Analysis
9.1.1 Amorphous Silicon (A-SI)
9.1.2 Cadmium Telluride (CDTE)
9.1.3 Copper Indium Diselenide/ Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIS/CIGS
9.2 Key Growth Strategies

10 COMPANY PROFILES

10.1 ABOUND SOLAR
  10.1.1 Overview
  10.1.2 Primary Business
  10.1.3 Strategy
  10.1.4 Developments
10.2 ANWELL TECHNOLOGIES LTD
  10.2.1 Overview
  10.2.2 Primary Business
  10.2.3 Strategy
  10.2.4 Developments
10.3 ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES
  10.3.1 Overview
  10.3.2 Primary Business
  10.3.3 Strategy
  10.3.4 Developments
10.4 AVANCIS GMBH
  10.4.1 Overview
  10.4.2 Primary Business
  10.4.3 Strategy
  10.4.4 Developments
10.5 BEST SOLAR HI TECH. CO. LTD
  10.5.1 Overview
  10.5.2 Primary Business
  10.5.3 Strategy
  10.5.4 Developments
10.6 BOSCH SOLAR ENERGY AG
  10.6.1 Overview
  10.6.2 Primary Business
  10.6.3 Strategy
  10.6.4 Developments
10.7 ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES
  10.7.1 Overview
  10.7.2 Primary Business
  10.7.3 Strategy
  10.7.4 Developments
10.8 EPV SOLAR, INC
  10.8.1 Overview
  10.8.2 Primary Business
  10.8.3 Strategy
  10.8.4 Developments
10.9 FIRST SOLAR, INC
  10.9.1 Overview
  10.9.2 Primary Business
  10.9.3 Strategy
  10.9.4 Developments
10.1 GLOBAL SOLAR ENERGY
  10.10.1 Overview
  10.10.2 Primary Business
  10.10.3 Strategy
  10.10.4 Developments
10.11 KANEKA CORP
  10.11.1 Overview
  10.11.2 Primary Business
  10.11.3 Strategy
  10.11.4 Developments
10.12 MASDAR PV GMBH
  10.12.1 Overview
  10.12.2 Primary Business
  10.12.3 Strategy
  10.12.4 Developments
10.13 MIASOLE
  10.13.1 Overview
  10.13.2 Primary Business
  10.13.3 Strategy
  10.13.4 Developments
10.14 MITSUBISHI HEAVY ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES
  10.14.1 Overview
  10.14.2 Primary Business
  10.14.3 Strategy
  10.14.4 Developments
10.15 MOSER BAER INDIA LTD
  10.15.1 Overview
  10.15.2 Primary Business
  10.15.3 Strategy
  10.15.4 Developments
10.16 NANOSOLAR, INC
  10.16.1 Overview
  10.16.2 Primary Business
  10.16.3 Strategy
  10.16.4 Developments
10.17 Q-CELLS AG
  10.17.1 Overview
  10.17.2 Primary Business
  10.17.3 Strategy
  10.17.4 Developments
10.18 RITEK CORP
  10.18.1 Overview
  10.18.2 Primary Business
  10.18.3 Strategy
  10.18.4 Developments
10.19 SHARP CORP
  10.19.1 Overview
  10.19.2 Primary Business
  10.19.3 Strategy
  10.19.4 Developments
10.2 SIGNET SOLAR
  10.20.1 Overview
  10.20.2 Primary Business
  10.20.3 Strategy
  10.20.4 Developments
10.21 SOLAR FRONTIER
  10.21.1 Overview
  10.21.2 Primary Business
  10.21.3 Strategy
  10.21.4 Developments
10.22 SOLYNDRA, INC
  10.22.1 Overview
  10.22.2 Primary Business
  10.22.3 Strategy
  10.22.4 Developments
10.23 SULFURCELLS GMBH
  10.23.1 Overview
  10.23.2 Primary Business
  10.23.3 Strategy
  10.23.4 Developments
10.24 SUNFILM AG
  10.24.1 Overview
  10.24.2 Primary Business
  10.24.3 Developments
10.25 SUNTECH POWER HOLDING CO LTD
  10.25.1 Overview
  10.25.2 Primary Business
  10.25.3 Strategy
  10.25.4 Developments
10.26 TRONY SOLAR HOLDINGS CO LTD
  10.26.1 Overview
  10.26.2 Primary Business
  10.26.3 Strategy
  10.26.4 Developments
10.27 WUERTH SOLAR
  10.27.1 Overview
  10.27.2 Primary Business
  10.27.3 Strategy
  10.27.4 Developments

APPENDIX

U.S. PATENTS
EUROPE PATENTS
JAPAN PATENTS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

LIST OF TABLES

1 THIN-FILM PV MARKET ENGINEERING MEASUREMENT CHART
2 GLOBAL THIN FILM PV MARKET 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
3 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS
4 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF RESTRAINTS
5 R&D INITIATIVES
6 AMORPHOUS SILICON PV CELL MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
7 CADMIUM -TELLURIDE PV CELLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
8 COPPER INDIUM - GALLIUM - DISELENIDE PV CELLS, BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
9 DSSC RESEARCH INITIATIVES
10 OTHERS THIN FILM PV CELLS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
11 THIN FILMS MATERIALS MARKET 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
12 MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS (2008 – 2010)
13 JOINT VENTURES (2008 – 2010)
14 NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS (2008 – 2010)
15 PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS (2008 – 2010)

LIST OF FIGURES

1 THIN FILM PV TECHNOLOGIES AND THE MAJOR PLAYERS
2 EVOLUTION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGIES
3 CLASSIFICATION OF PV CELLS
4 COST VERSUS EFFICIENCY OF PV CELLS
5 THIN FILM PV MODULES MARKET SHARE (2010 & 2015)
6 INDUSTRY LIFECYCLE: AMORPHOUS SILICON CELLS
7 INDUSTRY LIFECYCLE: CADMIUM TELLURIDE
8 INDUSTRY LIFECYLCE: COPPER INDIUM DISELENIDE/COPPER INDIUM GALLIUM DISELENIDE
9 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES MODEL
10 THIN FILM PV CELL APPLICATIONS ADOPTION LEVEL
11 SOLAR CELLS MANUFACTURING STEPS
12 GOVERNMENT POLICIES IN PV MARKET
13 ENERGY PAYBACK TIME IN YEARS
14 JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THIN FILM PV MARKET
15 VC FUNDED COMPANIES BY CELL TYPE
16 ONGOING ISSUES IN THE MARKET
17 GLOBAL THIN FILM PV PATENTS, BY GEOGRAPHY
18 TOTAL NUMBER OF PATENTS (2005 - AUGUST 2010E)
19 AMORPHOUS SILICON MODULES COST/WATT & EFFICIENCY
20 AMORPHOUS SILICON MODULES MARKET 2008 – 2015 (MW)
21 CADMIUM TELLURIDE MODULES COST/WATT & EFFICIENCY
22 CADMIUM TELLURIDE MODULES MARKET 2008 – 2015 (MW)
23 CIS/CIGS MODULES COST/WATT AND EFFICIENCY
24 CIS/CIGS MODULES MARKET 2008 – 2015 (MW)
25 THIN FILM PV CELLS MARKET FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
26 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET FOR BIPV APPLICATIONS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
27 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET FOR GRID CONNECTED POWER SUPPLY 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
28 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET FOR MILITARY AND SPACE APPLICATIONS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
29 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
30 THIN FILM PV CELLS MARKET – NORTH AMERICA 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
31 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET – EUROPE 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
32 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET – ASIA 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
33 THIN FILM PV CELL MARKET – ROW 2008 – 2015 ($MILLION)
34 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF AMORPHOUS SILICON MARKET
35 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF CDTE MARKET
36 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS OF CIS/CIGS MARKET
37 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES
38 TOTAL REVENUE OF ANWELL TECHNOLOGIES 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
39 ANWELL TECHNOLOGIES REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY (2009)
40 TOTAL REVENUE OF ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
41 TOTAL REVENUE OF ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
42 ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES, BY GEOGRAPHY (2009)
43 ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICES REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (2009)
44 TOTAL REVENUE OF FIRST SOLAR, 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
45 FIRST SOLAR, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT (2009)
46 TOTAL REVENUE OF KANEKA CORPORATION 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
47 TOTAL REVENUE OF MITSUBISHI HEAVY ELECTRICS 2007 – 2009 ($BILLION)
48 TOTAL REVENUE OF MOSER BAER, 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
49 TOTAL REVENUE OF RITEK CORPORATION 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
50 TOTAL REVENUE OF SHARP CORPORATION 2007 – 2009 ($MILLION)
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