Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Date of Publication: Nov 18, 2015
As one of the top ten science breakthroughs of 2013, perovskite solar cells have shown potential both in the rapid efficiency improvement (from 2.2% in 2006 to the latest record 20.1% in 2014) and in cheap material and manufacturing costs. Perovskite solar cells have attracted tremendous attention from the likes of DSSC and OPVs with greater potential. Many companies and research institutes that focused on DSSCs and OPVs now transfer attention to perovskites with few research institutes remaining exclusively committed to OPVs and DSSCs. Perovskite solar cells are a breath of fresh air in the emerging photovoltaic technology landscape. They have amazed with an incredibly fast efficiency improvement, going from just 2% in 2006 to over 20.1% in 2015.

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Date of Publication: Oct 26, 2015

The thin films market has thus evolved over the past few years alongside developments in the electronics and semiconductor industries. Photovoltaics (PV) is the major technology that has historically made the most use of thin films, and today dominates the market, accounting for more than 85% of the market share. The thin film batteries market, though smaller in size, is expected to witness robust growth during the forecast period. Our goal is to examine traditional and alternative energy technologies to determine the use, if any, of thin films in their fabrication and operation. Thin films are often applied to reduce the cost of product fabrication, improve performance and provide more flexibility in product design. In addition, they are environmentally benign. The geographical regions covered under the scope of the report include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world (RoW). The study covers major countries such as the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Italy, U.K., China, India, Australia, Singapore, South America, the Middle East, Africa, Japan and Germany, among others. The present market size and market forecast through 2020 are provided in the report.

Date of Publication: Sep 24, 2015
This slide-based report highlights key trends and opportunities for reducing PV system costs necessary for driving strong project economics and the expansion of solar in the U.S. and globally. It walks through structural and electrical BOS, PV power electronics, installation labor, design and engineering, customer acquisition and logistics and other cost components. It also provides U.S. system cost breakdowns and a look at the evolution of PV BOS, as well as in-depth global market forecasts.

Date of Publication: Mar 25, 2015
Driven by the emergence of a strong set of regionally diverse country markets in the last two years, the global PV supply chain overcame the stress of overcapacity, now benefiting from a healthy supply-demand market. Though supply-demand stability and input cost reduction are expected to continue in 2015, the continually evolving regional tariff landscape will pose price risks.

Date of Publication: Feb 17, 2015
This slide-based report provides an in-depth look at the changing inverter landscape, covering new technologies, grid integration, solar-plus-storage, module-level power electronics, market drivers and pricing, and supply and demand. It also contains comprehensive coverage of region-specific inverter markets, including product specific forecasts, drivers, and risks for markets in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. The report details the current global and regional competitive landscape and contains comprehensive profiles regarding known shipments, products, and analysis of 45 leading manufacturers.

Date of Publication: Jul 27, 2015
The report presents an in-depth analysis of the renewable energy policies across the major countries in Europe namely the Germany, France, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Turkey. The report also provides insights to major policy initiatives for the market development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, biopower and biofuels. 

Date of Publication: Oct 20, 2015
The use of nanoparticles is set to escalate and the market has the potential to increase dramatically over the next ten years as more uses for these materials are developed and commercialized. Eventually, nanomaterials are likely to affect nearly every industry in every region in the world, including the least developed regions. In fact, there is considerable optimism that nanomaterials will be instrumental in addressing some of the developing world’s most pressing concerns. This report presents a forecast of nanomaterials by type and by application.