SOURCE: NanoMarkets


January 06, 2011 15:32 ET

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report on Transparent Conductors in Photovoltaics

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2011) -  Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced that it will release a new report the week of January 17th, 2011 titled, "Transparent Conductors in Photovoltaics: Opportunities 2011." The report continues the firm's coverage of the transparent conductor market and the opportunities for suppliers and customers alike. Persons interested in learning more about the report should visit the firm's website at NanoMarkets is offering the report at pre-publication pricing through January 14th

About the Report:

NanoMarkets views the opportunities for transparent conductor manufacturers in selling to the PV sector as highly diverse. Each type of transparent conductor -- oxides, polymers and nanomaterials -- will have its own roadmap for adoption by PV panel maker. And, each type of PV -- CIGS, CdTe, c-Si, etc. -- will have different requirements for transparent conductors. In this report, NanoMarkets analyzes and quantifies these differences and identifies how transparent conductor firms with novel products can penetrate, grow, and make money in this market. It also examines the strategies that ITO firms will employ as they fight to retain market share and what the implications of those strategies will be for all concerned.

As a highly competitive business that is increasingly sensitive to costs, the photovoltaics industry is examining every aspect of its operations; not just the materials it uses, but also the processes in which they are used. As PV manufacturers lean more heavily toward lower temperatures, flexible substrates, and roll-to-roll processing, the market TCOs which once looked so attractive will begin to slow. We then expect that there will be another shift in transparent conductive materials usage, one that will most probably emphasize nanomaterials.

The new report also includes an eight-year forecast of transparent conductor markets for photovoltaics applications, broken out by type of conductor and type of PV. We believe that this report will be essential reading for suppliers and developers of transparent conductors of all types, as well as for executives in thin-film and organic-based PV firms.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous reports related to PV, printed electronics and conductive coatings. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

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