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Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2030 - The Need for Next Generation PV Technologies

/EIN News/ -- Dublin, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2017-2030" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2017-2030 report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current market landscape and a detailed future outlook of the thin film photovoltaics (PV) industry. As the global economy aims for energy security, renewable energy sources, such as solar power, are expected to play a pivotal role. In 2015, the solar energy sector attracted 56% of the total new investments (USD 286 billion) that were made in the renewable power and fuels industry. As a result of heavy funding and significant government support (in the form of subsidies), the prices of solar energy have plummeted by over 60% in the last 10 years.

The study encompasses the various thin film photovoltaic technologies that are currently available in the market, such as cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium selenide / gallium selenide (CIS / CIGS) and amorphous silicon (a-Si). We expect that, as this generation of thin film photovoltaic technologies matures, they are likely to benefit from economies of scale, resulting in further cost reductions.

Subsequently, these technologies are likely to become one of the primary drivers behind the growth of the solar PV industry. In addition to aforementioned technologies, next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies, such as dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs), organic PV, and perovskite PV, are already being developed. These next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies are anticipated to gain more importance in the long term as they are believed to be superior in terms of energy generation capacity as well as flexibility.

The study provides a deep dive into the developments that are impacting the current solar energy generation industry and are likely to drive significant changes in the long term. Over 80 industry stakeholders were able to be indentified, distributed across the three major thin film photovoltaic technologies.

Key Topics Covered:



1. Preface

2. Executive Summary

3. Introduction
3.1. The Energy Story
3.2. Energy Sources for Electricity Generation
3.3. Challenges Faced within the Energy Sector
3.3.1. High Demand and Rising Energy Insecurity
3.3.2. Overuse of Fossil Fuels
3.3.3. Increasing Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Global Warming
3.3.4. Growing Urbanization
3.4. Need for Renewable Sources of Energy
3.5. Solar Energy: A Source of Unlimited Energy
3.5.1. Different Methods of Harnessing Solar Energy
3.5.2. Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
3.5.2.1. First Generation Solar PV Technologies
3.5.2.2. The Need for Next Generation PV Technologies
3.5.3. Thin Film Photovoltaics for Electricity Generation

4. Technological Snapshot
4.1. Chapter Overview
4.2. Thin Film Photovoltaics: An Overview
4.3. Thin Film PV

5. Current Market Landscape
5.1. Chapter Overview
5.2. Thin Film PV Landscape: List of Industry Players

6. Cadmium Telluride (CDTE) Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology: Key Players
6.1. Chapter Overview
6.2. ANTEC Solar
6.3. Calyxo
6.4. First Solar
6.5. Lucintech
6.6. REEL Solar

7. Copper Indium Selenide / Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIS/CIGS) Thin Film PV Technology: Key Players
7.1. Chapter Overview
7.2. Hanergy Holding Group
7.3. Manz
7.4. Midsummer
7.5. Solar Frontier
7.6. SoloPower Systems
7.7. Soltecture
7.8. Stion

8. Amorphous Silicon / Thin Film Silicon (A-SI / TF-SI) Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology: Key Players
8.1. Chapter Overview
8.2. Banpil Photonics
8.3. HyET Solar
8.4. Kaneka Solar Energy
8.5. Moser Baer Solar
8.6. NanoPV Technologies
8.7. Polysolar
8.8. Sharp

9. Capital Investments And Funding
9.1. Chapter Overview
9.2. Thin Film PV Market: Types of Funding Instances
9.3. Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Year (2002-2017)
9.4. Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Funding (2002-2017)
9.5. Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Technology
9.6. Leading Thin Film PV Technology Developers: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
9.7. Leading VC Firms / Investors: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances

10. Market Forecast
10.1. Chapter Overview
10.2. Forecast Methodology and Key Assumptions
10.3. Global Thin Film PV Market
10.4. Global CdTe Thin Film PV Market
10.5. Global CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market
10.6. Global a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market
10.7. Global Thin Film PV Market by Applications
10.8. Regional Thin Film PV Market (By Capacity)

11. Next Generation Thin Film Photovoltaics
11.1. Chapter Overview
11.2. Solar PV: A Recap
11.3. Next Generation Thin Film PV: Development Overview
11.4. Next Generation Thin Film PV: Emerging Technologies
11.5. Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Current Market Landscape
11.6. Future Prospects

12. Patent Analysis
12.1. Chapter Overview
12.2. Scope and Methodology
12.3. Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Introduction
12.4. Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Introduction

13. Interview Transcripts
13.1. Chapter Overview
13.2. Andreas Zimmerman, Owner, Sunplugged
13.3. Dieter Manz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Manz
13.4. Rombout Swanborn, Chairman, Edward Hamers, Chief Technology Officer and Robin Quax, Production Engineer, HyET Solar
13.5. Anonymous (C-Level Contributor)

14. Conclusion
14.1. Solar Energy is Witnessing Rapid Growth as the Focus Continues to Shift Towards Renewable Energy Resources
14.2. Even Though the Current Market is Dominated by the Conventional Crystalline Silicon Technology, the Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies are Gradually Gaining Traction
14.3. Innate Flexibility and the Relatively Low Cost Allows Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies to be Used for a Variety of Applications
14.4. Start-ups, Backed by Financial Support from A Large Number of Investors, are Driving Significant Innovation in the Market
14.5. Technological Scalability and Stiff Competition from Rival Technologies are Some of the Challenges That Still Exist
14.6. As the Current Generation of Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies Achieve Economies of Scale, We Expect Relatively Higher Growth in the Short Term
14.7. Owing to Higher Efficiencies and Continuous R&D Efforts, Next Generation Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies are Likely to Drive Long Term Adoption

15. Appendix 1: Tabulated Data

16. Appendix 2: List Of Companies And Organizations

Companies Mentioned

  • 3GSolar
  • Acero Capital
  • Advanced Solar Power (Hangzhou)
  • Agritek Industries
  • Air Force Research Laboratory, US
  • Alberta Investment Management
  • Alta Devices
  • altPOWER
  • ANTEC Solar
  • Anwell Solar
  • Applied Materials
  • Arax Capital Partners
  • ARMOR Group
  • Ascent Solar Technologies
  • Astronergy
  • August Capital
  • Austria Wirtschaftsservice
  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency (ARPA)
  • Avaco
  • AVANCIS
  • Bangkok Solar
  • BankInvest Group
  • Banner Bank
  • Banpil Photonics
  • Baota Petrochemical Group
  • Basari Group
  • Basari Yatirimlar
  • Basariarge Enerji
  • Bayerische Landesbank
  • Bessemer Venture Partners
  • Bharat Light and Power (BLP)
  • BIPVco
  • Birchmere Ventures
  • Blue Solaria
  • Borun New Material Technology
  • Braemar Energy Ventures
  • Brite Solar
  • CalCEF
  • Calyxo
  • Capital Dynamics
  • Capricorn Investment Group
  • C-Astral Aerospace
  • Caterpillar
  • CDC Group
  • centrotherm international
  • Chart House Energy
  • China Environment Fund III
  • ClearWorld
  • Climate Change Capital Private Equity
  • CMEA Capital
  • CN Solar Technology
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
  • Conor Venture Partners
  • Constellation Energy
  • Convexa Capital Ventures
  • Cornell Capital
  • Credit Suisse
  • Crosslink Capital
  • crystalsol
  • Cypress Creek Renewables (CCR)
  • DAG Ventures
  • DBL Investors
  • Demeter Partners
  • Diamond Generation Europe
  • Dyenamo
  • Dyesol
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale De Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Eight19
  • Encore Solar
  • Energy Future Investors
  • Energy Research Center of The Netherlands (ECN)
  • Energy Technology Ventures
  • ENN Solar Energy
  • Enterprise Estonia
  • Epishine
  • Eterbright Solar
  • EXEGER
  • FHR Anlagenbau
  • Firelake Capital Management
  • First Solar
  • Firsthand Capital Management
  • Flisom
  • Forster Verkehrss- und Werbetechnik
  • Foxconn Far East
  • Foxconn Technology
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)
  • FrontMaterials
  • FSO Energy Solutions
  • Fuji Electric
  • Fujikura Europe
  • Fusion Capital Fund II
  • G24 Power
  • Gadir Solar
  • Garage Technology Ventures
  • Gasp Solar
  • ENGIE (previously known as GdF Suez)
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • General Membrane
  • Genex Power
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • GETWATT
  • GIC Special Investments
  • Global Solar Energy
  • Good Energies
  • Government of City of Wuxi
  • Green Energy Technology (GET)
  • Greentech Capital
  • GSHK Solar Technology
  • Hahn-Meitner-Institut (now the Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy)
  • Hanergy Thin Film Power
  • Hankey Asia
  • Heliatek
  • Helmet Capital
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry
  • Hong Kong Boone Group
  • Hudson Clean Energy Partners
  • HyET Solar
  • IBC SOLAR
  • IBG Beteiligungsgesellschaft Saxony-Anhalt
  • IDFC Private Equity
  • Imperial College London
  • Imperial Pacific International Holdings
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute Of Taiwan (ITRI)
  • InfinityPV
  • Inner Mongolia Manshi Investment Group
  • Innovate UK
  • Innovation Valley Partners (IVP)
  • Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Intel Capital
  • International Finance Corporation
  • InterPhases Solar
  • Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC)
  • Ironridge Technology
  • Jenn Feng New Energy
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Jusung Engineering
  • Kaneka Solar Energy
  • Kawar Group
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Klima- und Energiefonds
  • Kopin
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
  • Leaf Clean Energy
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Lincoln Capital Partners
  • Lucintech
  • Lyton Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Macrolink New Resources Holding Company
  • Magnolia Solar
  • Manz
  • Masdar Clean Tech Investments
  • Mayfield Fund
  • Medley Partners
  • MiaSol Hi-Tech
  • Midsummer
  • Millennium Materials Technologies Funds
  • Ministry of Renewable Energy, India
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • ML System
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moser Baer Solar
  • Municipal Government, An Yang City
  • Municipal Government, Dongguan
  • Musea Ventures
  • NanoFlex Power
  • NanoPV Technologies
  • Nano Solars
  • NanoWin Technology
  • Natcore Technology
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Renewable Energy Lab, US
  • National Research Council, Canada
  • Nebras Power
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
  • New Energy Equity
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • NEXCIS
  • NexPower Technology
  • Nippon Kouatsu Electric
  • Nippon Solar Services
  • Nomura
  • Norsk Hydro Produksjon
  • Nth Power
  • NuvoSun
  • Ohio Third Frontier
  • Olympus Capital Partners
  • Optodot
  • OPVIUS
  • OrionGroup International
  • Oxford PV
  • Pangaea Ventures
  • Passport Capital
  • PBI Aqaba Industrial Estate (PBIA)
  • Peccell Technologies
  • Perseus
  • Philips 66
  • Photosol
  • Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC)
  • Polysolar
  • PowerFilm Solar
  • Prairie Gold
  • Premier Solar Systems
  • Presidio Ventures
  • Hanwha Q CELLS
  • QD Solar
  • QS Solar
  • Qualcomm
  • Rainbow Industrial (HK) International
  • Red House Capital
  • REEL Solar
  • RER Energy Group
  • Ricoh
  • RITEK Solar
  • Rocket Ventures
  • RR Donnelley
  • Samsung Ventures
  • SANYO Electric
  • Saule Technologies
  • Scatec Solar
  • Seagate
  • Senate of Berlin
  • Serm Sang Palang Ngan (SSP)
  • Shanghai Electric
  • Sharp
  • Sharp Solar Maintenance Asia
  • Shenzhen Global Solar Energy Technology (Shenzhen Yu Guang Gaoke New Energy Technology)
  • Shimane Institute of Technology
  • SHTARD Enterprises
  • Shurjo Energy
  • Silevo
  • Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • SIO International Holdings
  • Siva Power
  • Solar Fields
  • Solar Frontier
  • Solarion
  • Solaris Nanosciences
  • Solarmer
  • Solaronix
  • Solartech Power
  • SolBright Renewable Energy
  • Solems
  • Solibro
  • Solliance
  • SoloPower Systems
  • Soltecture
  • Solterra Renewable Technologies
  • Sol Voltaics
  • Spencer Energy
  • SpringWorks
  • Stanley Ventures
  • Stion
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Sunerg Solar Energy
  • SUNEW
  • Sunit DK
  • Sunplugged
  • Sunpreme
  • Sun Projects
  • Sunshine PV
  • Sunwell Solar
  • Sybac Solar
  • Symmetry Group
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Taiyo Oil Company
  • Tata Group
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Technology Partners
  • TES Energia
  • Texas Instruments
  • TFG Radiant
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Thomas Weisel Partners
  • Tianjin Lantian Solar Tech (LT Solar)
  • TIEN New Energy Group
  • Topray Solar
  • Toxon Japanese Technologies
  • Trident Capital
  • Trony Solar
  • Tsing Capital
  • T-Solar
  • UbiQD
  • United Solar Systems
  • University of Erlangen
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey, UK
  • US Department of Energy
  • VantagePoint Capital Partners
  • Vattenfall Europe
  • Ventegis Capital
  • Venture Banking Group
  • VentureTech Alliance
  • Vidurglass
  • Vorks Energy
  • Voyageur Mutual Funds III
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Willard & Kelsey (WK) Solar
  • XSeed Capital
  • X-Greenpower New Energy
  • XsunX
  • Xunlight (Kunshan)
  • YKD
  • Zorlu Enerji
  • Zorlu Holding
  • Zouk Ventures
  • ZSW

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