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Thin Film PV Market (2011-2016)
Global Market Forecast

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  • Publication Date: April 2012
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  • Product Type:Report

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Thin Film PV Market (2011-2016)


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Global photovoltaic market has experienced significant changes in its market landscape due to the presence of thin film photovoltaic cells. The thin film photovoltaic market saw a tremendous growth especially at the time of 2009 global meltdown. Rising prices of silicon in the global market have opened the gateways for thin film photovoltaic cells. Though, thin film photovoltaic cells have lower energy conversion efficiency than other photovoltaic cells, but these cells are getting deployed due to their low cost.

The report “Thin Film PV Market (2011-2016): Global Market Forecast” categorized the market by cells (a-Si, CdTe and CIS/CIGS), modules, applications (Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV), consumer electronics, grid connected power supply, military & space and others), materials (Backsheet, encapsulants, glass, TG glass, silicon pastes, silicon chemicals and silicon gases & dopants) and geography (North America, Europe, Asia and the Rest of World (ROW). The report provides key market drivers, restraints and opportunities that shape the present and future market growth.

The report discusses in detail the various trends and burning issues that are shaping the thin film PV market and also provide in-depth coverage of various drivers, restraints and opportunities that will help the market to reach $22 billion in 2016

It also covers in detail the competitive scenario and the top players involved in the market. Top players include First Solar that constitutes around 51% of the market share in 2010 followed Solar Sharp, 8%, and Trony Solar, 5%.

The report thoroughly covers the thin film PV cells market by cells types, by modules, by application, by region and by materials. The report provides the unbiased and detailed analysis of the on-going trends, opportunities/high growth areas, market drivers which will help the stakeholders to device and align their market strategies according to the current and future market dynamics.

MARKETS COVERED

The report forecasts and estimates market size, market revenues and provide detailed analysis of following key market segments:

  1. Thin film cells and modules types: Amorphous silicon (a-Si), Cadmium telluride thin-films (CdTe), copper indium diselenide/ copper indium gallium diselenide (CIS/CIGS).

  2. Applications: Building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV), consumer electronics, grid connected power supply, military & space and others.
  3. Materials: Backsheet, encapsulants, glass, TG glass, silicon pastes, silicon chemicals and silicon gases & dopants.
  4. Regions: North America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world (ROW).

Table Of Contents
Executive Summary
1 Introduction
    1.1 Key Highlights Of The Report
    1.2 Report Description
    1.3 Markets Covered
    1.4 Methodology Adopted And Key Data Points
2 Thin Film Pv Market Overview
    2.1 Key Snapshots Of Pv Cells
    2.2 Thin Film Photovoltaic
          2.2.1 Industry Life Cycle
                   2.2.1.1 Amorphous Silicon Industry Life Cycle
                   2.2.1.2 Cadmium Telluride Industry Life Cycle
                   2.2.1.3 Copper Indium Diselinide/copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (cis/cigs)
          2.2.2 Photovoltaic Cells Vs Thin Film Pv Cells W.r.t. Cost & Efficiency
    2.3 Market Share
          2.3.1 Market Share By Thin Film Pv Cells
          2.3.2 Market Share By Thin Film Pv Modules
          2.3.3 Market Share By Application
          2.3.4 Market Share By Region
    2.4 Market Dynamics
          2.4.1 Market Drivers
                   2.4.1.1 Government Initiatives And Policies
                   2.4.1.2 Energy Payback Period
                   2.4.1.3 Thin Film Pv Cells: Cost Advantage
                   2.4.1.4 Edge Under Dim Lighting Conditions
          2.4.2 Market Restraints
                   2.4.2.1 Lower Efficiency
                   2.4.2.2 Availability Of Alternatives
          2.4.3 Opportunities
                   2.4.3.1 Increasing Capital Funding
3 Thin Film Pv Cells Market
    3.1 Amorphous Silicon
          3.1.1 Market Drivers
                   3.1.1.1 Technical Edge
                   3.1.1.2 Lower Dissipation
          3.1.2 Market Restraints
                   3.1.2.1 Efficiency Issues
          3.1.3 Opportunities
                   3.1.3.1 Cost Reduction
    3.2 Cadmium Telluride
          3.2.1 Market Drivers
                   3.2.1.1 Ease Of Availability
                   3.2.1.2 Technical Property Supremacy
          3.2.2 Market Restraints
                   3.2.2.1 Non Eco-friendly Compound
    3.3 Copper Indium Diselenide/ Copper Indium Gallium Disellunide (cis/cigs)
          3.3.1 Market Drivers
                   3.3.1.1 Highest Conversion Efficiency
                   3.3.1.2 Flexible Nature Of Cis/cigs Cells
          3.3.2 Market Restraints
                   3.3.2.1 Expensive In Nature
          3.3.3 Opportunities
                   3.3.3.1 Opportunity To Reduce The Thickness
    3.4 Others
4 Thin Film Module Market
    4.1 Amorphous Silicon Pv Module
    4.2 Cadmium Telluride Pv Module
    4.3 Copper Indium Selenide/copper Indium Gallium Module
5 Thin Film Pv Material Market
6 Application Market
    6.1 Consumer Electronics
    6.2 Building Integrated Photovoltaic
    6.3 Grid Connected Power Supply
    6.4 Military And Space Application
    6.5 Others
7 Geographical Market
    7.1 North America
    7.2 Europe
    7.3 Asia
    7.4 Rest Of World
8 Competitive Landscape
    8.1 Poters 5 Forces Model
          8.1.1 Rivalry Among Existing Firms
          8.1.2 Threat From New Entrants
          8.1.3 Threat From Product Substitute
          8.1.4 Bargaining Power Of Suppliers
          8.1.5 Bargaining Power Of Buyers
    8.2 Market Share Analysis
9 Company Profiles
    9.1 Bosch Solar Energy Ag
          9.1.1 Business Overview
          9.1.2 Strategy
          9.1.3 Key Developments Of 2011
    9.2 Energy Conversion Devices
          9.2.1 Business Overview
          9.2.2 Strategy
          9.2.3 Key Developments
    9.3 First Solar
          9.3.1 Business Overview
          9.3.2 Strategy
          9.3.3 Key Developments Of 2011
    9.4 Kaneka Solar
          9.4.1 Business Overview
          9.4.2 Strategy
          9.4.3 Key Developments
    9.5 Q-cells
          9.5.1 Business Overview
          9.5.2 Strategy
          9.5.3 Key Developments
    9.6 Qs Solar
          9.6.1 Business Overview
          9.6.2 Strategy
          9.6.3 Key Developments Of 2011     9.7 Schott Solar
          9.7.1 Business Overview
          9.7.2 Strategy
          9.7.3 Key Developments
    9.8 Sharp
          9.8.1 Business Overview
          9.8.2 Strategy
          9.8.3 Key Developments
    9.9 Solar Frontier
          9.9.1 Business Overview
          9.9.2 Strategy
          9.9.3 Key Developments Of 2011
    9.10 Solyndra
          9.10.1 Business Overview
          9.10.2 Strategy
          9.10.3 Key Developments Of 2011
    9.11 Trony Solar
          9.11.1 Business Overview
          9.11.2 Strategy
          9.11.3 Key Developments Of 2011

List Of Tables
Table 1 Photovoltaic Market Snapshot
Table 2 Amorphous Silicon Pv Cell Market Revenue, By Geography 2009 – 2016 ($million)
Table 3 Cadmium Telluride Pv Cell Market Revenue, By Geography 2009 – 2016 ($million)
Table 4 Cis/cigs Pv Cell Market Revenue, By Geography 2009 – 2016 ($million)
Table 5 Other Pv Cell Market Revenue, By Geography 2009 – 2016 ($million)
Table 6 Thin Film Module Market, By Types 2009 – 2016 (mw)
Table 7 Thin Film Module Market, By Geography 2009 – 2016 (mw)
Table 8 A-si Pv Module Market, By Geography 2009 – 2016 (mw)
Table 9 Cdte Pv Module Market, By Geography 2009 – 2016 (mw)
Table 10 Cis/cigs Pv Module Market, By Geography 2009 – 2016 (mw)
Table 11 Thin Film Materials Market Revenue, By Types 2009 – 2016 ($million)
Table 12 Thin Film Pv Market Revenue, By Application 2009 – 2016 ($million)
Table 13 Thin Film Module Market, By Geography 2009 – 2016 ($million)

List Of Figures

Figure 1 Amorphous Silicon-industry Life Cycle
Figure 2 Cadmium Telluride-industry Life Cycle
Figure 3 Copper Indium Diselinide/copper Indium Gallium Diselenide-industry Life Cycle
Figure 4 Efficiency Vs Cost Diagonal
Figure 5 Market Share (2010), By Cells Type
Figure 6 Market Share (2010), By Modules
Figure 7 Market Share (2010), By Applications
Figure 8 Market Share (2010), By Geography
Figure 9 Impact Of Key Market Shapers
Figure 10 Pv Cells Payback Period
Figure 11 Amorphous Silicon Pv Market Revenue ($million)
Figure 12 Cadmium Telluride Pv Market Revenue ($million)
Figure 13 Copper Indium Disellenide/copper Indium Gallium Disellenide Pv Market Revenue ($million)
Figure 14 Other Pv Cells Market Revenue ($million)
Figure 15 A-si Module Market (mw)
Figure 16 Cdte Module Market (mw)
Figure 17 Cis/cigs Module Market (mw)
Figure 18 Thin Film Pv Cells Market–consumer Electronics 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 19 Thin Film Pv Cells Market- Bipv 2009-2016 ($ Million)
Figure 20 Thin Film Pv Cells Market –grid Connected Power Supply 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 21 Thin Film Pv Market -military And Space Application 2009-2016 ($milion)
Figure 22 Thin Film Pv Market –others 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 23 Thin Film Pv Cells Market Revenue-north America 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 24 Thin Film Pv Cells Market Revenue-europe 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 25 Thin Film Pv Market Revenue-asia 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 26 Other Thin Film Pv Market Revenue 2009-2016 ($million)
Figure 27 Porters 5 Forces Model
Figure 28 Market Share: By Vendors

6Wresearch: Thin Film PV Market (2011-2016): Global Market Forecast

Low cost, increasing government initiatives & policies, shorter energy payback, better performance under low light conditions and others are the few factors that have spurred the Global thin film PV market. Initially dominated by a-Si thin film PV cells, the market is now shifting towards CdTe and CIS/CIGS based thin film PV cells. Higher efficiency of CdTe and CIS/CIGS cells has resulted for the demand at global level.

According to 6Wresearch, Global thin film PV market is expected to generate $22,357.3 million by 2016 with an estimated CAGR of 27.5% from 2011-2016. In 2011, a-Si has dominated the thin film PV market and has accounted for 49.8% of the market share in the overall market; however this market share is expected to fall to 38.1% by 2016. The market for CdTe, CIS/CIGS and other thin film PV cells are expected to grow with a CAGR of 30.5%, 39.8% and 15.0%, respectively for the same period.

Although in 2011, Europe dominated the Global thin film PV market, but Asia is expected to grow with relatively higher CAGR of 33.7% for the same period. In Application market, BIPV dominated and accounted for 45.5% of the share in 2010, followed Grid connected power supply, military & space, consumer electronics and others, respectively.









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