SOURCE: MindBranch, Inc.

April 20, 2005 14:01 ET

Solar Photovoltaic... One of the Fastest Growing Forms of Renewable Energy for Power Generation

NORTH ADAMS, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- "Until recently, the commercial energy world regarded renewable energy as a very small niche market. Some of the big energy players dabbed in it and most of them withdrew, leaving the field to smaller specialist companies. That has changed and the global energy leaders are back in the renewable market." - ABS Energy

The solar photovoltaics market is a powerful and growing niche market. It is modular, with large applications such as grid connected generators and in small personal units of equipment such as calculators or wristwatches.

SPV 2005 (, a new report by ABS Energy, outlines the technology and the industry, with the applications of solar photovoltaics. Market sizes and future projections are provided, together with a breakdown of grid-connected and non-grid use, distributed generation, details of markets and production. Production is analyzed by country and technology (single and poly cell silicon crystal, thin film and concentrators, with sub-categories). With the high cost of electricity generated by solar PV, the market is dependent on government support until prices come down to mainstream electricity generation costs.

The report outlines the measures adopted to support the industry. Price analysis is included, with details of historical development for the last ten years where available, together with installed costs for grid-connected and non-grid applications.

To learn more about this or other reports that are available through MindBranch, Inc. (, please call 1-800-774-4410.

About MindBranch:

MindBranch Inc. is a leading market research services company distributing reports, newsletters, directories, databases, subscription services, country and/or company profiles and custom research in over 130 industry segments from over 400 leading firms. Since 1992, they have recommended market research and helped clients centralize and streamline their research procurement.

About ABS Energy Research:

ABS Energy Research is an independent market and industry research consultancy specializing in electricity, gas distribution, water and waste and the telecommunications industries. They conduct Market Studies and surveys for clients in the energy sector or those companies seeking information on this sector. They are experienced in quantative and qualitative research and work in both the industrial and B2B sides of the industry.

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