SOURCE: NanoMarkets


August 30, 2010 15:58 ET

NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Teleconference on Building Integrated Photovoltaics Markets

GLEN ALLEN, VA--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  NanoMarkets will be hosting a teleconference on Tuesday, September 21st at 10:00 AM EDT (-5:00 GMT) to present findings from the firm's on-going research and coverage of the building integrated photovoltaics market (BIPV). There is no cost to participate and persons interested in registering may do so on the firm's website at

About the Call:

On this call NanoMarkets will discuss findings from the firm's report, "Building Integrated Photovoltaics: Opportunities 2010" that was released in late July 2010. Participants will hear the firm's latest perspectives on the evolution of the BIPV markets and technologies and how and where NanoMarkets sees the industry unfolding over the next few quarters.

The moderator will also pose selected questions from industry registrants.

The event will last approximately 45 minutes.

About the report:

The business case for BIPV is not based entirely on the idea that it will make next generation solar panels prettier than the current generation. It also promises an improvement in the cost of building structures incorporating PV. This will be achieved by shifting the cost of photovoltaic systems from isolated panel, installation, and balance-of-system costs to more of a shared cost structure; one that is split between the power-generating system and the architectural system.

By incorporating PV modules into building materials -- and forming dual- or multi-purpose products that serve building skin functions as well as power generating ones -- BIPV products have the potential to reduce costs. Because conventional roofing products, cladding, etc. are not needed when the BIPV products serve those functions, considerable savings are possible.

This report from NanoMarkets provides an opportunity analysis for BIPV over the next eight years, based on the aesthetic and cost benefits discussed above. We also examine how manufacturers in the PV space can leverage these benefits to distinguish themselves in the marketplace. These opportunities are explored in terms of the three major classes of BIPV products that NanoMarkets has identified and defined: rigid BIPV products, semitransparent BIPV products, and flexible BIPV products.

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 electronics and display materials. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

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