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

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Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Organic and Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics: Materials, Applications and Opportunities 2010" report to their offering.

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

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 look 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.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

E.1 Introduction: OPV and DSC in a Competitive Marketplace

E.2 What’s Changed Since Last Year

E.3 Capitalizing on Unique Features of OPV and DSC

E.4 Where OPV and DSC Will Fail

E.5 Opportunities for Technology Improvement

E.6 Opportunities for Filling Market Niches

E.7 Firms to Watch

E.8 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts Chapter One: Introduction

1.1 Background to this Report

1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report

1.3 Methodology of this Report

1.4 Plan of this Report Chapter Two: OPV and DSC Technologies and Materials: What’s New? What’s Improved?

2.1 OPV and DSC: The State of the Art

2.2 Recent Improvements in Efficiency in the Lab and in Commercial Production

2.3 Cost Considerations: Only the Cheap Survive

2.4 New Developments in OPV and DSC Materials

2.5 Printing, OPV, and DSC: Is This Really the Key to Low Cost?

2.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter Chapter Three: The New Markets for OPV and DSC

3.1 Introduction: Differentiating OPV and DSC from Other PV Technologies

3.2 Off-Grid Applications for OPV and DSC

3.3 On-Grid Applications for OPV and DSC

3.4 New Opportunities for OPV and DSC in Emerging Electronics

3.5 Key Points Made in this Chapter Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts for OPV and DSC Materials and Devices

4.1 Forecasting Methodology

4.2 Alternative Scenarios

4.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of OPV Materials

4.4 Eight-Year Forecasts of DSC Materials

4.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of OPV Devices by Application

4.6 Eight-Year Forecasts of DSC Devices by Application

4.7 Summary of Forecasts

Chapter Five: Profiles of Companies Active in OPV and DSC Markets

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used In this Report About the Author List of Exhibits

Companies mentioned:

  • Agfa
  • BASF
  • Dyesol
  • G24i
  • Global Photonic Energy
  • H.C. Starck
  • Heliatek
  • Konarka
  • Merck
  • Mitsubishi
  • Peccell
  • Plextronics
  • Solarmer
  • Solaronix
  • SolarPrint
  • Sony

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Source: NanoMarkets

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