SOURCE: NanoMarkets


November 15, 2010 10:05 ET

NanoMarkets Announces New Upcoming Report on Thin-Film Photovoltaics Materials Market Opportunities

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - November 15, 2010) - NanoMarkets, a leading provider of market research and analysis for advanced materials and emerging energy and electronics markets today announced the addition of a new report to its schedule titled, "Thin-Film Photovoltaics Materials Markets, 2011 and Beyond." The report will be available November 29th. Additional details can be obtained on the firm's website at

The firm is offering a pre-publication pricing discount through the end of November.

About the Report:

This report provides the latest in NanoMarkets' ongoing coverage of the markets for materials for the thin-film photovoltaics (TFPV) space. Much has happened in the market since the firm's previous materials market assessment. First Solar has established that CdTe can be a cost leader for solar panels while TFPV, because of its inherent flexibility, seems increasingly well suited to use in building integrated PV one of the fastest growing segments of the PV segment as a whole. At the same time, the silicon shortage has gone away and with it one of the most persuasive arguments for using a TFPV technology rather than conventional crystalline silicon PV. In addition, the ongoing worldwide financial crisis has dampened the enthusiasms for "green tech" by consumers, investors and cash strapped governments.

In the light of all these changes, this report:

  • Offers a clear assessment and quantification as to where the money will be spent on the major materials that go into TFPV in the next eight years. 
  • Identifies the materials strategies of the key cell and module players in TFPV, as well as the product/market strategies of the key materials firms supplying into this segment.
  • Includes eight-year forecasts of volumes and revenues for the materials used by the three main thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) technologies; CIGS, thin-film silicon, and CdTe.
  • Provides market analysis of both the absorber and electrode materials, as well the latest materials-related PV developments such as the use of nanocrystalline silicon, PV inks, flexible substrates and advanced antireflection materials and barrier films.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized authority in the area of photovoltaics and particularly thin-film related markets. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

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