NanoMarkets Announces March 2014 Release of New Report Covering Building Integrated Photovoltaic Glass

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NanoMarkets' latest report on BIPV glass analyzes future scenarios for BIPV. It includes a detailed eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of building and PV technology and in both volume and value terms.

NanoMarktets has listed the report at pre-publication pricing.

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets today announced the addition of a new report to the firm’s schedule titled, “BIPV Glass Markets, 2014 & Beyond” (Nano-701) that the firm will release in March of 2014. The report continues the firm’s coverage of the BIPV market dating back to 2007. Details about the report are available at The report is currently listed at pre-publication pricing on a limited time basis.

About the Report:

NanoMarkets latest report on BIPV glass analyzes future scenarios for BIPV. It includes a detailed eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of building and PV technology and in both volume and value terms. We also discuss the BIPV glass strategies of leading glass and PV firms as well the community of firms whose core business is developing and installing BIPV glass.

One possible road to a larger addressable market for BIPV glass will be to use solution-processed PV layers and here the firm notes that both Pilkington and AGC are already actively involved in joint development projects that could do just that. With this in mind, the report examines how the economics of BIPV glass will evolve based on c-Si, thin-film, and DSC/OPV materials

This report also discusses how BIPV glass can better be sold to architects, who are sometimes skeptical of the BIPV glass concept, but remain the key decision makers on the demand side. In part this is about improved marketing. But as we discuss in this report, it is also a matter of playing up the aesthetic advantage of solar glass (for example with tinted and colored products) and by incorporating additional smart features such as hybrid light/photovoltaic capability.

This report is based around NanoMarkets ongoing program of publishing industry analyses of various segments of the BIPV market, an area in which we have been involved since 2007.

Report Outline:

Executive Summary

  •     Changes in market conditions for BIPV glass since our previous report
  •     Impact of the solar revival
  •     Changing PV material mix
  •     Are the big glass and panel firms still interested in BIPV glass?
  •     Current state of green building sector as it impacts BIPV glass
  •     The changing supply chain for BIPV glass: distribution and retail
  •     Opportunity analysis and roadmap by type of BIPV glass product
  •     Windows
  •     Skylights
  •     Building facades and curtain walls
  •     Atrium glass, canopies and pergolas
  •     Opportunities for BIPV glass in residential buildings
  •     Companies to watch in the BIPV glass market
  •     Opportunity analysis by country/region

BIPV Glass: Likely Technology Evolution

  •     Product evolution
  •     Roadmap for the evolution from BAPV to BIPV
  •     Integration of PV and glass on site and by local suppliers
  •     Monolithically integrated BIPV glass
  •     BIPV integrated into smart glass
  •     Notes on retrofits
  •     Moving beyond crystalline silicon: Is there are role for Thin-Film PV, DSC and OPV in the BIPV glass sector?
  •     Limitations of crystalline silicon for use in BIPV glass
  •     Current and future use of CIGS in BIPV glass
  •     Current and future use of CdTe in BIPV glass
  •     Is there a future of OPV and DSC in BIPV glass?
  •     Encapsulation issues for BIPV glass
  •     The aesthetics and architectural merits of BIPV glass 36
  •     Aesthetics, architects and BIPV glass
  •     Aesthetic and structural disadvantages of BIPV glass and their impact on the BIPV market

Critical Markets for BIPV Glass

  •     The “Green” building market
  •     BIPV glass and zero-energy buildings
  •     Specialized BIPV subsidies
  •     Prestige commercial, government and multi-tenant residential buildings
  •     BIPV glass in other commercial and government buildings
  •     BIPV glass in other residential buildings
  •     BIPV glass in industrial buildings
  •     Markets by region and country
  •     United States
  •     Europe
  •     Japan
  •     China

Eight-Year Forecasts of BIPV Glass

  •     Eight-year forecast of BIPV glass by type of building
  •     Eight-year forecast of BIPV glass by type of product
  •     Eight-year forecast of BIPV glass by type of material
  •     Eight-year forecast of BIPV glass by country/region
  •     Eight-year forecast of BIPV glass by MW shipped
  •     Eight-year forecast of BIPV glass by area shipped
  •     Alternative scenarios

About NanoMarkets:

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 BIPV markets and has covered the space since 2007.

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