NanoMarkets Announces Addition of New Report on Organic Photovoltaics to the Firm’s Schedule

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Organic and Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics: Materials, Applications and Opportunities 2010

NanoMarkets, a leading provider of market research and analysis for emerging energy markets, has just added a new report to its schedule that will address current and future markets for organic photovoltaics (OPV). The report, “Organic and Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics: Materials, Applications and Opportunities 2010” item Nano-196 will be released in early May of 2010. Visit the firm’s website at for further details.

“Organic and Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics: Materials, Applications and Opportunities 2010”

About the Report:

It has always been apparent that organic photovoltaics (OPV) would not easily match the conversion efficiencies of the inorganic thin-film PV technologies or conventional silicon PV. Nonetheless, OPV has been expected to easily compete with its rivals on cost. Unfortunately, for OPV, this assumption is now being challenged. The cost of OPV has not declined as quickly as many had hoped, while competitive technologies have seen more rapid than anticipated reductions in cost. It is no longer a foregone conclusion that OPV will be the cheapest PV technology.

Does this mean that the end of the road is near for OPV? We don’t believe so. In this new report NanoMarkets analyzes the OPV industry and show which applications will preserve the OPV market as a growth business. OPV has some unique features that distinguish it from the inorganic TFPVs; features like extreme flexibility and ease of manufacturing that can allow it to enter some markets where the other PV technologies cannot.

In this report, NanoMarkets discusses how and where these distinguishing features can be turned in opportunities. We also examine where hybrid organic/inorganic PV, notably dye sensitized cells (DSCs), is making its mark; in building integrated PV and other areas. This report provides NanoMarkets’ latest analysis and forecasts of the opportunities available in OPV and DSC markets. The focus for growth in the OPV/DSC business now looks very different than predicted even a year ago so this report is essential reading for any firm seeking to generate new business revenues in this industry.

Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Introduction: OPV and DSC in a competitive marketplace
What’s changed since last year
Capitalizing on unique features of OPV and DSC
Where OPV and DSC will fail
Opportunities for technology improvement
Opportunities for filling market niches
Firms to watch
OPV and DSC Technologies and Materials: What’s New? What’s Improved?
OPV and DSC: the state of the art
Recent improvements in efficiency in the lab and in commercial production
Cost considerations: only the cheap survive
New developments in OPV and DSC materials
The encapsulation imperative
OPV with inorganics: the new hybrid approaches
Printing OPV and DSC: is this really the key to low cost
Key points made in this chapter
The New Markets for OPV and DSC
Introduction: differentiating OPV and DSC from other PV technologies
Competing on performance: depends what “performance” is
Competing on cost: the race with inorganic TFPV
What’s left to compete on?
Off-grid applications for OPV and DSC
The return of the “solar calculator”
Battery charging and portable electronics
Power for signs
PV anywhere: PV textiles, clothing, and tarps
On-grid applications for OPV and DSC
Utilities and conventional panels
BIPV, architecture, and the power of plastic
The rise of disposable PV?
New opportunities for OPV and DSC in emerging electronics
RFID finds a new power supply?
OPV/DSC and batteries: a powerful pair?
Truly disposable PV: can OPV make it happen?
Other emerging opportunities for OPV and DSC
Key points made in this chapter
Forecasts for OPV and DSC Materials and Devices
Forecasts of OPV materials, DSC materials, OPV devices by application and DSC devices by application
Profiles of Companies Active in OPV and DSC Markets

Agfa, Aisen Seki/Toyota, BASF, Dyesol, G24i, Global Photonic Energy, Hydrogen Solar, H.C. Starck, Heliatek, Konarka, Merck, Mitsubishi, Peccell, Solarmer, SolarPrint, Solaronix, Sony.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous reports related to organic, thin film and printable electronics materials and applications. Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.


Robert Nolan, 804-270-7010

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