Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on the building-integrated PV (BIPV) market titled, “BIPV Roofing Markets” the report claims that the total market value for BIPV roofing products will reach $3.9 billion by 2016. NanoMarkets expects the market for today’s overlay products (a.k.a. building-attached PV) to grow strongly but sees the market for more fully integrated BIPV roofing panels as presenting the largest long-term opportunity. The report stresses that this opportunity is available not just to the traditional PV industry but also to the roofing products industry.
Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/bipv_roofing_markets_2012 . The firm has recently issued reports on BIPV encapsulation and BIPV glass. Details of those reports are available at http://www.nanomarkets.net/renewable_energy .
About the Report:
This report provides in-depth market analysis of the BIPV roofing industry, examining the ways that BIPV roofing can enable new business revenues at a time when both the construction and PV industries are seeing hard times. Coverage in this report comprises BIPV roofing overlays, rigid BIPV roofing (e.g., BIPV tiles), flexible BIPV roofing (e.g., BIPV shingles) and monolithically integrated BIPV roofing products.
This report also contains granular forecasts in both value and volume (MW and square meter) terms, with breakouts by PV technology, type of building, retrofit vs. new construction, and geographical region. The report also examines the strategies of firms active in the BIPV roofing including: 3S Swiss Systems, Atlantis Energy, Dyesol, GE, Global Solar, Lumeta, Sharp, Solarcentury, Soltecture, SunPower, Suntech Tata Steel and Xunlight.
Findings from the Report:
NanoMarkets projects the BIPV roofing sector at $3.9 billion in revenues in the year 2016, with these revenues fairly equally divided between the overlay, rigid and flexible sectors. The monolithically integrated BIPV roofing market will by then only just have begun to emerge.
BIPV roofing overlays are a mature technology that offers a way to deploy PV that is often easier to install and maintain than conventional PV and represent an attractive product diversification for the roofing products industry. By 2016, NanoMarkets estimate that revenues from BIPV roofing overlays will amount to $1.1 billion.
Of the 160 MW of BIPV roofing products that will ship in 2012, NanoMarkets believes almost 90 percent will be accounted for by crystalline silicon (c-Si) PV technology. By 2016, however, NanoMarkets anticipates that this number will fall to around 50 percent. The big winner at the expense of c-Si will be CIGS, which can be used to make lightweight PV that can be extensively deployed on roofs without the need for additional support.
NanoMarkets anticipates that in the near future, absorber materials such as CIGS and DSC, which can be created with coating or printing will be used to create “monolithically integrated” BIPV roofing panels. Such panels will offer power producing and roofing fabric functionalities that are as melded together as are printing, copying and scanning in an office “all-in-one.” NanoMarkets expects such products to be on the market by 2014 and while there will be a lag time before significant revenues are achieved, the firm sees this type of BIPV product as the industry’s long term direction.
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.
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