Press Release

Thin-Film Photovoltaics Materials Sees $13 Billion Opportunity in 2017


January 12th, 2010

Global Information would like to present a new market research report, "Materials Markets for Thin-Film Photovoltaics: 2010 to 2017" by Nanomarkets.

This report provides NanoMarkets latest analysis and forecast of the opportunities for the materials used by the three main thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) technologies; CIGS, silicon, and CdTe.

After the shakeout of the thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) industry this year, NanoMarkets sees a resumption of growth occurring in 2010, creating opportunities for materials firms of all kinds.

Key points:

  • New kinds of encapsulation materials are now opening up the market for CIGS and CdTe in flexible BIPV applications.
  • The TFPV industry is rapidly moving away from the use of ITO as a transparent conductor.
  • Sputtering is in decline for TFPV manufacturing, primarily because of the material wastage. Printing is on the increase, but the true unsung hero of TFPV manufacturing is electrodeposition.


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