Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has added a new report to its schedule titled, “CIGS Photovoltaics Markets 2014 & Beyond” that will be released in April of 2014. The report continues the firm’s coverage of the thin-film photovoltaics market that dates back to 2006 and takes a new look at the CIGS PV market which has gone through some significant shake out over the past few years. Additional details about the report (including a downloadable preview chapter) are available at http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/cigs-photovoltaics-markets-2014-and-beyond . NanoMarkets has listed the report at pre-publication prices.
About the Report:
The industry shakeout in CIGS PV has been brutal. In 2010 there were more than 25 companies with plans for over 1 GW of capacity, but to date only Solar Frontier has achieved the goal. As the shakeout continued, there were even questions whether any new capacity would be added beyond the approximately 3 GW that was in place as the CIGS sector faced extreme price pressure from falling silicon based PV.
Nonetheless, NanoMarkets believes that while multiple start-ups have either been liquidated or acquired, the remaining few large CIGS players are poised to add significant capacity. At this point, Solar Frontier, TSMC and Hanergy are the only companies in the field with ready access to the capital necessary for the next round of factory construction, though Solexcent has resurfaced as a CIGS company under the name of Siva Power and is in the processing of trying to raise money for a 300 MW line.
This report will analyze the opportunities that are emerging for CIGS in this very new era for the solar industry. The report takes a detailed look into the technical evolution of CIGs fabrication and encapsulation and show how this will impact CIGS market expansion and cost reduction. Much of the report is devoted to the opportunities for CIGS in building-integrated PV (BIPV market) and how CIGS flexible modules and price parity with silicon solar panels could considerably improve the revenues generated by CIGS technology in the near future.
This report also includes NanoMarkets’ eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV. These forecasts are broken down by type of application—BIPV, flexible devices, etc.—and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing. This report is essential reading for firms that manufacture or develop CIGS PV and for everyone interested in future of the PV industry.
NanoMarkets has been following the CIGS space since its earliest days and this report provides the latest and most up to date information on the current state of the CIGS and guidance with regard to its future development and growth.
Provisional Table of Contents
The Supply side of CIGS
CIGS Market Opportunities
Forecasts for CIGS PV and its Materials
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in this Report
About the Author
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of advanced technology markets and has covered thin-film, organic, dye-sensitized call and building integrated photovoltaics markets since 2006.
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