silicon will continue as the dominant technology, but amorphous thin-film and
cadmium telluride (CdTe) technologies will gain ground, and are expected to
account for a combined 22% of the market by 2014, according to a major new
study by IntertechPira.
of Global Photovoltaics Markets provides detailed five-year forecasts of the PV
market by technology, application and geographic region. It also addresses
financial incentives, such as subsidies, feed-in tariffs and purchase power
agreements and their effect on the development of the PV industry.
study provides volume and value forecasts to 2014 for major PV technologies,
such as crystalline silicon, amorphous thin-film, CdTe, and CIS/CIGS (copper
indium diselenide/copper indium gallium diselenide). It also provides forecasts
for PV in on-grid and off-grid (such as building-integrated) applications and
identifies regional growth opportunities.
A key focus
of the study is the market outlook for pivotal PV-adopting regions such as
Spain, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, and the US and how the investment and
regulatory climate in these regions is likely to affect overall industry growth
and widespread acceptance of PV.
“The mid to
long-term, prospects for the solar industry are positive,” explains Publisher
Adam Page “the subsidy models, which started in Japan and then Germany, have
spread to increasing numbers of countries, and in many cases are starting to
have significant impact on domestic market take-up of PV.”
of Global Photovoltaics Markets is based on interviews with executives in a
cross-section of companies that supply raw materials, cells and modules as well
as those that provide system integration services. It is also based on
extensive analyses of published literature and in-house data built up from
years of gathering information developed from conducting market research and
technology studies as well as executive-level conferences for the PV industry.
provides in-depth quantitative data and analyses of the PV industry, including
growth forecasts to 2014 broken down by technology, end-use application and
region. This report is comprehensive in that it addresses silicon-based PV
cells as well as emerging PV technologies and details the most significant
market and technology drivers along the PV supply chain. The study is designed
to help those in the photovoltaics business meet today’s challenges and target
Future of Global Photovoltaics Markets is available from July 2009. For
further information please contact Stephen Hill on +44 (0)1372 802025 or via
Hill or visit http://www.intertechpira.com/
For editorial queries, details of the report or an expanded article please
contact: Rebecca Leigh +44(0)1372 802207
provides market research, strategic and technical consulting and conferences to
niche, emerging and high growth industries, including; photonics, biomaterials,
plastic electronics, home and personal care, alternative energy and chemicals,
minerals and performance materials. IntertechPira is a division of Pira
International and was formed following the acquisition of Intertech by Pira
International in 2005.
runs major European and US Photovoltaic Summits annually attracting delegates
from around the globe. It offers consultancy services and has published a range
of forecasts and technical studies for the PV and related industries.
Source: IntertechPira: http://www.intertechpira.com/