Markets, the leading source for international market research and market
data, has announced the addition of the "Silver
Markets for Photovoltaics" report to their offering.
At present, the vast majority of silver used in PV devices is for the top electrodes
of crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV cells. This is a growth market in itself, but
as thin-film PV (TFPV) technologies are taking off, new opportunities for selling
silver into the PV sector are also opening up. It is frequently used for electrodes
in amorphous silicon solar panels too as well as for its reflective properties
combined with its conductivity.
This major goal of this report is to analyze and quantify the opportunities
that are emerging for silver suppliers as a result of growth in the PV industry
as a whole, with particular attention on TFPV. The report focuses on all silver
materials including silver inks and pastes and various hybrid materials that
use silver; materials such as transparent conductive silver-containing composites.
The report begins with a review of the state of the PV industry and then analyzes
the market for silver in each of the major PV sectors. Finally, the report quantifies
the opportunities for silver in the PV space through an eight-year forecast.