and Markets has announced the addition of the "Thin-Film, Organic and
Printable Photovoltaics: 2007-2015" report to their offering.
A report was released in early 2006 that examined and quantified the emerging
market for thin film/flexible photovoltaic technology. It examined the virtues
and disadvantages or rival research programs, such as silicon on metal, CIGS
on metal and organic PV and compared the various strategies being employed to
create new PV products for the mobile computer and communications, building
materials, outdoor power, emergency power and other sectors. The report provided
detailed forecasts of PV shipments broken out by technology type and application.
It also discussed how far this new type of photovoltaics would eat into traditional
This new report offers a fresh assessment of the space with additional details
on technology, material and applications, a new market forecast as well as analysis
of the strategies of leading firms active in this space. The materials platforms
covered in this report include silicon, CIGS, polymers, small molecules, CdTe,
and GaAs as well as various hybrid materials strategies. We also discuss emerging
PV technology based on nanotechnology and so-called Third-generation Photovoltaics.
Each of these technologies are 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 and printing processes
for TOP electronics-based PV and particular attention is given to the market
implications of the ability to create PV on flexible substrates.
For all of the TOP electronics approaches to PV, we examine their commercial
advantages and disadvantages and in which market segments they are likely to
find a successful application. Market segments examined in detail include building
integrated systems, mobile and wearable computing, central power generation,
disposable electronics, portable and emergency power (including battery chargers),
and military applications. The report also includes detailed eight-year 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. Assessments of all the leading firms active in the TOP PV space are
also included and the coverage includes start-ups and established firms offering
both materials and PV technology into this sector.