The major goal of this report is to analyze and quantify the markets for OPV
materials of all kinds. The report includes discussions of both "pure"
OPV (using small molecules and primarily polymers) and hybrid approaches to
OPV (notably dye sensitive cells). Coverage includes the latest R&D and
commercialization efforts in the area of electrodes, encapsulation and substrates,
as well as the core absorber layers,
This report also discusses the products and strategies of the key players and
companies discussed comprise both firms that are specifically focused on OPV
materials (e.g., Plextronics) and those that focus on the panels area, but have
strong IP in the materials space (e.g., Konarka.) We also provide a roadmap
for improvements in OPV lifetimes, materials prices, efficiencies and other
This report focuses on developments at the materials level that are impacting
the commercialization of OPV and will be invaluable to strategic planners and
marketing managers at materials firms of all kinds, electronics companies, display
and lighting firms and, of course, the developers of OPV technology itself.