DSSC Technology Trend and Market Forecast

DSSC Technology Trend and Market Forecast 2008-2015

SNE, Date of Publication: Mar 15, 2011, 315 Pages

PV power uses pollution-free energy source, solar energy and replace existing energy such as fossil fuel. At the same time it solves environmental problem, provides based industries for human wealth and pleasant life. Photovoltaic is well-balanced future 3E industry (3E: Economy Growth, Environment Protection and Energy Security)

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, DSSC, became widely known because Nature magazine informs 7.1% of photoelectric conversion efficiency by Prof. Gratzel in 1991. The figure is short of conventional silicon solar cells but many researches on DSSC are world-widely being conducted because of advantages; having 10~11% of commercial efficiency, reducing cost by 1/5 with low-cost manufacturing facility and process technology and applying transparent solar cell based on flexible substrate.

It is expected that the small-sized DSSC accounts for most of solar cell market until the beginning of 2011, but after 2012, Korean companies such as Samsung SDI, Dongjin Semichem, and Timo and Foreign companies including Corus, Sharp, DNP and 3G Solar produce products. As a result, the commercialization of DSSC will be made in 2013. Now, the application of DSSC, Building Integrated Photovoltaic System (BIPV), will account for more than 50% of DSSC market, portable electric charger is expected to grow to 20% of the market.

DSSC makers will enter the market and put more efforts into DSSC. That is because conventional crystalline, thin-film solar cell as well as organic solar cell captures most of the market if its commercialization is delayed. This report contains market forecast and research trend of DSSC companies for reducing module cost and commercializing DSSC.

This report will provide followings about DSSC technology and market trend:

- DSSC operating principle/ properties of each material/ manufacturing process and development trend

- DSSC patent trend by country, year and technology

- Research institute and companies' technology trend by country

- DSSC market forecast


1. Overview

1.1. Need for DSSC

1.2. PV Vision and Korea/Foreign forecast

1.3. Solar Cell Types and Properties

1.4. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)

2. DSSC Technology

2.1. DSSC Structure

2.2. DSSC Operating Principle

2.2.1. Wide band gap semiconductor TiO2 Electrode Electrode surface treatment for making high efficiency material Changes in efficiency depending on TiO2 thin film thickness and pore ZnO Electrode

2.2.2. Dye for DSSC Dye properties for DSSC Necessity of organic dyes Development of organic dyes

2.2.3. Electrolyte Electrolyte and Solvent Polymer Electrolytes

2.3. DSSC manufacturing process and properties

2.3.1. DSSC manufacturing process

2.3.2. DSSC Properties

2.4. DSSC's theoretical marginal efficiency and efficiency improvement

2.4.1. Panchromatic Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

2.4.2. Efficiency improvement using with TiO2

2.5. DSSC Module technology

2.5.1. Opposed cell Module

2.5.2. Z-Module

2.5.3. Monolith Module

2.5.4. W-Module

2.5.5. Future challenges of module technology

2.6. DSSC Development

2.6.1. Flexible DSSC

2.6.2. ES-DSSC (Energy-storable DSSC)

2.7. DSSC reliability Test

3. DSSC Patent Trend

3.1. Range Analysis

3.2. Standard Analysis

3.2.1. Technology Categories

3.2.2. Analysis Method

3.3. Patent trend by year

3.3.1. Trend by country and year

3.4. Portfolio of technology phase

3.5. Worldwide major applicants by country

3.5.1. Emphasis and gap technology of Korean patents by company

3.5.2. Emphasis and gap technology of U.S.A patents by company

3.5.3. Emphasis and gap technology of Japanese patents by company

3.5.4. Emphasis and gap technology of European patents by company

3.5.5. Potential development by technical details

3.6. In-depth Analysis

3.6.1. Analysis of Technology (development) Analysis of DSSC Dye Technology Analysis of DSSC Electrode Technology Analysis of DSSC Electrolyte Technology Analysis of DSSC Substrate Technology Analysis of DSSC Encapsulant Technology Analysis of DSSC Module Technology

3.7. Conclusion and Implications

4. Research Institute and Industry trend by country

4.1. England

4.1.1. G24i

4.1.2. Corus

4.2. Japan

4.2.1. Peccell

4.2.2. Aisin Seiki & Toyota Central R&D Lab.

4.2.3. DNP(Dai Nippon Printing)

4.2.4. Fujikura

4.2.5. Sony

4.2.6. Sharp

4.2.7. TDK

4.2.8. AIST

4.2.9. NIMS(National Institute for Materials Science)

4.2.10. Toin University

4.2.11. Tokyo Science University

4.2.12. Kyushu Institute of Technology

4.3. Israel

4.3.1. 3GSolar

4.4. China

4.4.1. IPP

4.4.2. CIAC

4.5. Taiwan

4.5.1. ITRI

4.5.2. Tripod

4.6. Sweden

4.6.1. Uppsala University

4.7. U.S.A

4.7.1. NREL

4.7.2. IOLITEC

4.8. Switzerland

4.8.1. Solaronix

4.8.2. EPFL

4.9. German

4.9.1. Merck

4.10. Ireland


4.11. Korea

4.11.1. Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

4.11.2. Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI)

4.11.3. Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)

4.11.4. Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology

4.11.5. Korea University

4.11.6. Konkuk University

4.11.7. Yeungnam University

4.11.8. Dongjin Semichem

4.11.9. Samsung SDI

4.11.10. Dyesol Timo

4.11.11. TG Energy (Former, Woori Solar)

4.11.12. SeAh E&T

4.11.13. EAGON

4.11.14. Sangbo

4.11.15. Acrosol

4.12. Characteristics of DSSC and Commercialization forecast

5. DSSC Market Forecast (2008~2015)

5.1. Worldwide PV installation market forecast (2006~2015)

5.2. DSSC Market Forecast (2008~2015)

5.2.1. DSSC Supply Forecast

5.2.2. Analysis of manufacturing cost

5.2.3. Cost Forecast

5.2.4. Revenue Forecast

6. Index

6.1. Figure

6.2. Table

Date of Publication:
Mar 15, 2011
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