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Solar Cells and Modules - Global Strategic Business Report

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solar Cells and Modules in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2009 through 2017. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report profiles 72 companies including many key and niche players such as BP Solar, Bosch Solar Energy AG, Canadian Solar Inc., EniPower S.p.A., First Solar, Inc., GE Energy, Gintech Energy Corporation, Global Solar Energy, Inc., Isofotón SA, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., Kaneka Corporation, Kaneka Solartech Corporation, Kyocera Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Photowatt International S.A.S, Q-Cells SE, SCHOTT Solar AG, Sharp Corporation, Sharp Electronics Corporation, SolarWorld AG, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., SunPower Corporation, Trina Solar Limited, and United Solar Ovonic LLC.

Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


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Contents:
1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1
Disclaimers 2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

2. MARKET DYNAMICS 4
Renewable Energy Technologies: The Road Ahead 4
Solar Industry - A Rudimentary Overview 4
Solar Power: A Part of the Modern Energy Mix Portfolio 5
Solar Photovoltaics - Packs ‘Power ‘ Punch 6
Solar PV Industry Poised for Robust Growth 6
Table 1: Global PV Market (2000, 2005 & 2010): Cumulative
Installed PV Power by Region (In MW) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 7

Table 2: Worldwide PV Market (2010): Cumulative Installed PV
Power in MW by Leading Nations (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 7

Table 3: International Targets for Solar Photovoltaics by
Select Countries 8
Major Photovoltaic Power Plants 8
Table 4: Worlds Largest Photovoltaic (PV) Power Plants: As
of December 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 8
Table 5: Worldwide Major Photovoltaic Power Plants
(Proposed/Under Construction) 9
Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Vying for Viability 9
A Turnaround in Fortunes Lurking Just Around the Corner 10
PV Cells & Modules Market Quickly Recovers from Dark Spell in
2009 10
Outlook 11
Government Participation in Boosting Solar Energy: Critical
to Market Fortunes 11
A Peek into the Government Efforts Worldwide to Promote
Solar Energy 12
World Bank Also Plays Active Role in Solar Energy Sector 13
Will Subsidies Continue? - A Million Dollar Question 13
Double Edged Impact of Falling Solar Cell & Module Prices 14
Growing Energy Needs - A Business Case for Solar Cells & Modules 15
Market Trends And Issues 15
Solar Cells: Riding on GREEN Strength 15
Need to Achieve Grid Parity to Drive Future Growth 16
Photovoltaic Sector Exploring New Options for Achieving Grid
Parity 16
Semiconductor-based Solar Cells Ready for Terrestrial Invasion 17
Increasing Demand for Clean Energy to Drive Solar Cell
Equipment Market 17
Solar Cells & Modules - Production Scenario 17
China Outstrips Japan in Solar Cells Production 18
Table 6: World PV Cell Production (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 18
Capacity Expansions: Order of the Day 19
A Focus on PV Technologies 19
Crystalline Silicon PV Systems: Here to Stay 19
Non-Si Solar Cells Market Continues to Grow 19
Thin Film Technology: Gaining Ground 20
Table 7: Cell and Module Efficiency of Commercial PV
Technologies: A Comparison 21
Table 8: World Solar Cells Production by Type (2008, 2009 &
2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for
Crystalline Silicon Cells and Thin Film Solar Cells
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 21

Table 9: Record Commercial Module Efficiency and Lab
Efficiency of Thin-Film Technology by Type 21
Concentrator PV: The Third Generation Photovoltaics 22
BIPV: A Promising Technology for Power Generation in
Residential or Commercial Buildings 22
Table 10: Worlds Largest BIPV Power Plants by Location
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 23
Prepackaged Systems: Heralding the Plug ‘n' Play Era 23
Competitive Analysis 23
Table 11: Leading Photovoltaic Cells Producers Worldwide
(2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production by Leading
Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 24

Table 12: Leading PV Module Suppliers Worldwide (2010):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown of Shipments by Leading
Players (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 24
Japanese Players to Ramp Up Production to Regain Share 24
Table 13: Japanese Leading Solar Cell Producers Ranked by
Planned Capacity (In MW): 2010-2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 25
Solar Cell Production Equipment Manufacturers 26

3. REGIONAL SUMMARY 27
North America to Garner Larger Share of the Photovoltaic Market 27
Developing Countries: Biggest Potential 27
Taiwan and China Gain Visibility on the Global Landscape 27
China: The Promising Solar Market 28
China Leads Solar Cell Equipment Production 29

4. THE ECONOMICS OF SOLAR ENERGY: A FEASIBILITY STUDY 30
Solar Competitiveness 30
Rising Ecological Economy Spurs Solar Market 30
Increasing Pollution Levels: Ringing Alarm Bells 31

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 32
Introduction 32
Sunlight - A Reliable Source of Energy 32
Limitations of Solar Cells 32
The Nitty-Gritty 33
Definition 33
From Becquerel to Fuller - The Background 33
Designing of Solar Cells 33
Working of a Solar Cell 34
Elements of a Solar Photovoltaic System 34
Solar Modules 34
Charge Regulators 35
Batteries 35
Inverters 35
Mounting Structure 35
Wiring/Interconnects 35
Backup Generator 35
Types of Solar Cells and Modules 35
A Sophisticated Technology Backed by Simple Basics 35
Crystalline Solar Cells 36
Single Crystalline Silicon Cells 36
Poly Crystalline Silicon Cells 36
Thin Film Solar Cells 37
Advantages of Thin Film Solar Cells 37
A Peek into the Market's Buzzing Activities 38
A Technical View of Different Thin Film Technologies 38
Copper Indium Diselinide (CIS)-based Solar Cells 38
CuInSe2-based Solar Cells 38
a-SiH-based Solar Cells 39
CdTe-based Solar Cells 39
Amorphous Silicon 39
Sunlight Exposure: Effect on Amorphous Silicon Cells 39
Gallium Arsenide Cells 40
Cadmium Sulphide/Copper Indium Diselenide (CdS/CulnSe2) 40
Cadmium Sulphide/Cadmium Telluride (CdS/CdTe) 40
Table 14: Comparison of Different Types of Solar Cells 40
Electrochemical Solar Cells 40
Solar Cell Technologies 41
First Generation 41
Second Generation 41
Third Generation 41
Comparison of Different Generations of PV Technologies 42
Photovoltaic Panels 42
Categories 42
Low Voltage/Low Power Panels 42
Small Panels 42
Large Panels 43
Tracking 43
Concentrators 43
Laser Grooved Buried Grid (LGBG) Cells 43
Arrays 44
Power Availability Determinants in PV Devices 44
Hybrid Systems 44
Solar + Wind Hybrid Systems 45
Thermophotovoltaics (TPV) 45
Solar Electricity: Advantages and Disadvantages 45
Raw Materials and Production Process 46
Semiconductor Materials Used 46
Aluminum: The Best Back Plane Material 46
Solar Cell Production Process 46
Solar Power Applications 47
Industrial/Commercial Consumption 47
Transportation 48
Emergency Medicines Storage 48
Space 48
Building Integrated PV (BIPV) 48
Electric Fences 49
Remote Lighting Systems 49
Tourist & Holiday Homes 49
Telecommunications 49
Consumer Electronics 50
Water Treatment Systems 50
Solar Water Pumping 50
Aeration Systems 50
Photovoltaic Electricity 51
Non-Grid Connected Systems 51
Remote Industrial Applications 51
Stand Alone/Remote Habitation 51
Other Applications 52
Grid Connected Systems 52
Residential Photovoltaic Systems 52
Related Products and Technologies 53
Storage Devices 53
Batteries 53
Power Conditioning Equipment 53
Inverters 53
Auxiliary Power Systems 53
Solar Thermal Generating Systems 53
Collector Systems 54
Amonix Inc's PV Concentration System 54
Solar Hot Water Heating Equipment 54
Active Systems 54
Space Heating 55
Solar Powered Lasers 55
Distribution/Sales Channels 55

6. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS 56
Dichtel Group At Cornell University Develops Novel Method For
Producing Solar Cells 56
Researchers at Shinshu University Develops Novel Solar Cells
Technology 56
NEDO to Develop Advanced Solar Cells 56
University of Illinois and Hangyang University Co-Develops
Novel Solar Cells Fabrication Technology 56
EPIR and Sunovia Expedite Development of New Solar Cell Materials 57
Peccell Develops Technology to Produce High-Voltage DSC Modules 57
CV21 Develops Cost Effective Solar Cell Production Methods 57
Durham University to Develop New Solar Cells 57
Dow Corning Develops the Latest Solar Grade Silicon Material 58
BP Solar Develops Mono2 58
Cadmium Telluride Based Solar Cells Get a Shot in the Arm 58
Japanese Bendable Zinc Oxide Solar Cell with an Efficiency of 5% 59
Nippon Oil Develops Organic Solar Cells with 1.5% Efficiency 59
CIGS Solar Cells: Focus on Tackling Drawbacks 59
Organic Solar Cells Gain Emphasis 59
Clare Develops New High Voltage Solar Cell 59
Solar Cells from Nanotube Hybrids 60
Berlin Institute Develops Ultra Thin Solar Cell 60
Showa Denko Develops Flexible Solar Cells 60
New Dye Sensitized Solar Cell 60
Sekisui Jushi and SunPower Develop Highly Efficient Solar Cell 61
German Researchers Develop New Process 61
New Transparent Solar Cell Developed 61
Duebendorf Develops Solar Drinking Water System 61
Heraeus Develops PV Coating Material 62
LBNL Discovers Hope for Superior Solar Cells 62
ANU and Origin Energy Produce Economical Solar Cell 62
Kaneka Develops New Solar Cell 62
AIST Joins Forces with HBL to Develop High Efficiency Solar Cell 62
South Korean University Develops SiN Films 63
ATS Automation Develops New Technology 63
University of California Develops Plastic Solar Cells 63
Silicon Films Through Vapor Deposition Process 63
Berkeley Lab and UCB Join Forces to Develop New Hybrid Solar
Cells 64
Lawrence Berkeley Scientists Create Plastic-based Solar Cell 64
Vanderbilt University Finds Applicability of Diamonds in Solar
Cells 64
Lunar Power Up: Solar Power Generation Through Thin Film PV 64
‘Edge-Defined Film-Fed Growth Technique' 65
SolarFlex Develops New Solar Cell Technology 65
Sandia Develops New Semiconductor Alloy for Solar Cells 65
Japan's NIMCR Develops Pigment-Based Solar Cells 65
Toshiba Develops Electrolyte Material for Organic Solar Cells 65
Research/Studies 66
NREL: Funding Solar Research 66
Fraunhofer Institute: High Efficiency Solar Cells/Modules for
Mobile Applications 66
Institute of Photovoltaics: New Technology to Manufacture
Cost Effective PV Modules 66
University of California: Nanomaterial Technology 67
University of Arizona: Organic Thin Films 67
CIS-Solartechnik: Copper-based Solar Cells 67

7. ENVIRONMENTAL/REGULATORY SCENARIO 68
Renewable Energy Environment 68
The UN Summit for Sustainable Development 68
Solar Electricity and Environment 68

8. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS AND LAUNCHES 69
HyperSolar to Introduce New Thin Micro-concentrator Module 69
SolarPrint Introduces DSSC Technology 69
Neo Solar Power Launches "Black18" 69
Q-Cells Introduces Unique Polycrystalline Module 70
Centrosolar Canada Launches S-Series of Photovoltaic Modules 70
Q-Cells SE to Unveil Q.SMART UF Solar Module and Next
Generation Solar Cells 71
First Solar Introduces Modules for Smaller Commercial Power
Systems 71
Centrosolar UK Rolls Out New 54-cell Module in UK 71
Millinet Solar Launches PV Super Cell Module 72
JA Solar Holdings Develops New Multicrystalline Solar Cell 72
AU Optronics Unveils EcoDuo PM 240P00 Solar Panel 72
Suntech Power Holdings to Introduce STP245S-20/Wd Solar
Photovoltaic Module 72
Samsung Electronics Introduces Solar Battery Modules in Germany 73
JA Solar Holdings Launches Secium 73
Molex Launches SolarSpec Junction Box and Cable Assemblies 73
Advanced Media Launches Polycrystalline Solar Modules 73
Shanghai ST Solar Launches ST Solar Module 74
Canadian Solar to Launch NewEdge Solar Panels in the US 74
Bluestar Silicones to Introduce New Solar Application Products
Line 74
Silfab Introduces SLA Series of Photovoltaic Modules 75
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. to Introduce PV Series of
Intelligent Power Modules for Solar Power Production Systems 75
IBM Develops Solar Cell 76
Kyocera to Expand KD Series with Advanced Solar Modules 76
Trina Solar Develops Square Shaped Mono-Crystalline PV Cell 76
Ritek to Introduce CIGS Thin Film Solar Panels in the US 77
Cyrium Technologies Rolls Out QDEC Product Line 77
Day4Energy Develops 48MC Photovoltaic Module 77
DayStar Launches CIGS Solar Cells 77
SunPower Introduces SunPower® T20 Tracker 78
LG Display Introduces Solar Cell Electronic Book Reader 78
Sharp Introduces Solar Cell with Highest Conversion Efficiency 78
IMEC Introduces Mechanically-Stacked High Performance
Multijunction Solar Cell 79
SANYO Develops HIT Solar Cell with 22.8% Cell Energy Conversion 79
GreenSun Develops Solar Panels that Capture Light Spectrum of
the Sun 80
Boeing's Subsidiary Develops Solar Cell with Highest Efficiency 80
Safaricom Launches Solar Cell Phone 80
QuantaSol Rolls Out Single-Junction Solar Cell 80
SANYO to Introduce High Output HIT-HD Solar Modules in Europe 81
SunPower Launches SunPower® 315 Solar Panel 81
Kyocera Unveils New KD Modules 81
SunPower Unveils World's Most Efficient Solar Cell 82
Mitsubishi Unveils Multicrystalline Si Solar Cell 82
Peccel Unveils World's Largest Dye-sensitized Cell 82
China Sunergy Unveils Selective Emitter Solar Cell 82
Spire Plans to Launch an Integrated 25 MW Cell-Module 82

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 83
Bridgestone to Establish Production Line for Manufacturing
Solar Cell Film in Poland 83
Quantum Solar Power to Unveil Advanced NGDTM Technology 83
PLG Power to Establish Solar Cell Manufacturing Plant in Nashik 83
Abound Solar and DW Europe Enter Into Partnership 84
LDK Solar Sets Up New Cell Manufacturing Facility in Heifei 84
XsunX and MAG Industrial Automation Systems Enter Into
Partnership 84
Kazatomprom to Establish New Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant
in Astana 84
XsunX Signs Agreement with Telecomps Technology Sign Agreement 85
Kyocera to Establish Solar Cell Facility in Czech Republic 85
Innovalight and Grandway Wonice Technology Enter into Partnership 85
Sunborne Energy Technologies Enters into Framework Agreement
with Suntech Power 85
International Solar Electric Technology Enters into Joint
Collaboration with Yeungnam University of Korea and K&K Solar 85
China Sunergy and GCL-Poly Energy Enter into Long-Term Wafer
Supply Agreement 86
CTDC and Goldpoly Enter into Purchase Agreement 86
China Sunergy Enters into Supply Agreement with CEEG Solar
Energy Research Institute 86
AQT Solar to Open Second CIGS Cell Manufacturing Plant 87
SunPower to Enter into Joint Venture with AU Optronics 87
Solsonica and TerniEnergia Enter into Agreement 87
Silfab Ontario Inks Agreement with Agris Solar Co-operative 87
Abound Solar and Thesan Enter into Partnership 88
JinkoSolar Holding and BULL PowerTech Ink Agreement 88
Canadian Solar and Fire Energy Group Sign Agreement 88
Canadian Solar Enters into Agreement with GP Joule 88
JA Solar Holdings and Jabil Circuit Enter into Strategic
Partnership 88
Q-Cells North America and SunPower Ink Agreement 89
JA Solar Holdings and MEMC Singapore Enter into Joint Venture
Agreement 89
XsunX and Telecomps Technology Ink Agreement 89
Solar Fields Take Over Calyxo 90
ITS to Acquire Minority Stake Module Production Plant of REC
Solar 90
GCL-Poly Energy to Acquire Controlling Stake in Konca Solar Cell 90
Solarfun Power is Now Hanwha SolarOne 91
LDK Solar to Establish Solar Cell and Module Plant 91
Sulfurcell Commences New Facility 91
Ubbink Commences Construction of Solar Unit 91
Yamaichi Electronics to Manufacture Solar Panel Connectors 92
GCL-Poly Energy Holdings to Establish Solar Power Projects in
the US 92
VentureTech to Buy Minority Stake in Stion 92
Kyocera Solar Commences Production of Solar Modules in US 92
BSP Signs Strategic Investment Agreement with PSP 93
Suntech and Swinburne University Set Up Solar Facility in
Melbourne 93
Trina Solar Signs Research Agreement with SERIS 93
Aide Solar Establishes Production Facility 94
SunPower and Flextronics Collaborate to Manufacture Solar Panels 94
Tata BP Solar Increases Production Capacity 94
Delta Electronics to Enter Japan 94
CENTROSOLAR Adds New Production Line to Wismar Plant 95
BP Solar Shuts Down US Based Solar Cell Production Plant 95
Natcore Technology to Take Over Vanguard Solar 95
Sentinel Solar and SolGate Enter a New Business Alliance 96
Sharp Commences Operation in New Facility 96
Sulfurcell Solartechnik to Establish New Facility 96
SunPower Snaps Up SunRay 96
Voltaix to Build New Production Unit 97
NREL Signs a Series of Research and Development Agreements
with 3M 97
Q-Cells Signs Agreement with Flextronics 98
Motech to Set Up JV with Itogumi for Making PV Modules 98
RENA and 1366 Technologies Partner to Deliver Enhanced Solar
Cell Process 98
Fidelis Energy Announces Solar Module Supply Contract with
TinSol Energy 98
Silex Systems Purchases Assets of Solar Systems 99
China Sunergy Takes Over Two Solar Module Producers 99
Alpha Omega Power and Chad Industries Partner to Comarket
Products 99
Yingli Enters PV Module Supply Agreement with SunDurance Energy 99
Mitsubishi Electric Completes Construction of PV Cell Facility 100
LDK Solar to Purchase Crystalline Module Production Plant of
Best Solar 100
Calisolar Snaps Up 6N Silicon 100
P2i Teams Up with Energy Launch Partners for Solar Cells
Coating Applications 101
SunWell Solar to Construct Film Solar Cell Production Plant in
Nanjing 101
Bosch Solar Inks Non-Prime Crystalline Solar Cell Supply Deal
with Innotech 102
Kyocera to Provide 3MW Solar Modules to Omuta Solar Power
Facility 102
Solar EnerTech Inks Agreement with Aussie Solar Installations 102
Suniva Plans to Form an Alliance with GS Battery 102
BP Solar Inks Manufacturing Deal with Jabil Circuit 103
EPOD Solar and ICP Solar Enters into Definitive Agreement 103
First Solar Snaps Up EMG's Solar Projects Development Pipeline 104
Panasonic to Invest in Sanyos Solar Cell Operations 104
Sharp to Enter in Two Joint Ventures 104
Meyer Burger Merges with 3S Industries 105
Motech Acquires GE's Solar Module Assembly Facility 105
Panasonic Acquires SANYO 105
Racell to Construct Solar Cell plant in Denmark 105
Soitec Forays into Solar Energy Sector through the Acquisition
Concentrix 106
Tokuyama to Manufacture Solar Cell Components 106
Suniva® and Titan Energy Systems Conclude Collaborative Project 106
ATS to Manufacture Solar Modules with Photowatt 107
Canadian Solar to Establish a 200MW Module Manufacturing Facility 107
MEMC Takes Over SunEdison 108
NRG Solar Acquires Blythe Solar Project 108
CIC Acquires 20% Stake in GCL-Poly Energy 108
Delta Greentech Announces Take Over of US Solar Cell Manufacturer 108
CSP Acquires ThinSilicon 109
Applied Materials Takes Over Advent Solar 109
Suniva Partners with FLS Energy 109
Acro Energy Takes Over EE Solar 110
Sengu Announces Plans to Commence Operations in the New Solar
Cell Factory 110
UMC to Set Up Solar Cell Plant in Shandong Province 110
ENN Group Plans to form JV with Duke Energy 110
Signet Solar and BSC-Solar Embark on Joint Development of 1.
8MW Solar Plant 111
Bridgestone Announces Plans to Establish a New Solar Cell
Films Factory 111
NexPower Expands Production Capacity of Thin Film Solar Cells 111
Spire Setups Indian Subsidiary to Distribute Solar Modules and
Systems 112
PSEG Solar and juwi solar Collaborate for three Major Solar
Projects of 29.2 MW 112
DuPont Teams Up with Applied Materials to Increase PV Cell
Efficiency 112
Kaneka Enters into Alliance with IMEC for Developing Solar Cells 113
Showa Shell Announces Plans to Set Up a Solar Cell Plant in
Miyazaki Prefecture 113
First Solar Announces Plans to Establish 2 GW Solar Power
Plant in China 113
Hoang Sa Secures Central Province Approval for Construction of
Solar Cell Plant 113
ECP Merges with SIT 114
TNDF to Acquire 25% Stake in PV Next 114
GCL-Poly Acquires Jiangsu Zhongneng 114
DELTA to Teams Up with Scheuten for Solar Energy Joint Venture 115
Solar Semiconductor to Establish New Solar Cell Plant 115
Ellis Energy Snaps Up Pyron Solar 115
GCL-Poly Announces Plans to Acquire Polysilicon Supplier Jiangsu 115
Silex Systems Announces Acquisition of Assets of SOP 116
Sunfilm to Merge Operations with Sontor 116
Solar Thin Films to Take Over BudaSolar Technologies 117
Prism Solar Technologies Acquires Manufacturing Facility in
New York 117
Suniva to Supply Solar Cells to Jacoby's Aerotropolis Atlanta 117
STPL to Establish New Solar Farm with 5MW Capacity 118
Kyocera to Expand Solar Module Capacity 118
Roth & Rau Acquires CTF Solar GmbH 118
GroSolar to Acquire Borrego Solar Systems' Residential
Installation Businesses 118
Akeena Solar Partners with Enphase Energy 119
SANYO forms ENEOS Solar with Nippon 119
Solar Thin Films to Take Over Algatec Solar 120
Kyocera to Establish a New Solar Cell Manufacturing Plant 120
Hague Merges with Solterra 120
LG Electronics to Start Two Solar Cell Production Lines 120
ICP Solar to Takeover Ibersolar Energía, S.A. 121
3S Industries Snaps Up Somont 121
Evolution Solar Snaps Up Synergy Design and Development 122
SunPower Takes Over Solar Sales 122
Wincroft Takes Over Apollo Solar Energy 122
Tokyo Ohka Partners with IBM for New Solar Cells Production
Technology 123
BEL and BHEL Ink MoU to Form JV for Solar PV Business 123
Solon Announces Acquisition of 16% Stake in SpectraWatt 123
Q-Cells to Construct Solar Cells Facility 124
Suntech Takes Over MSK Corp. 124
Bosch Forays into PV Market through ersol Solar Acquisition 124
Centrotherm Takes Over GP Solar 124
Solar Thin Films Buys 15% Stake in CG Solar 125
Applied Materials Takes Over Baccini 125
Borevind Buys 65% Stake in Gallivare PhotoVoltaic 125
Solar Thin Films Acquires Stakes in CG Solar 126
Applied Materials Completes Baccini Acquisition 126
Quantum Fuel Systems Acquires Equity Interest in ASOLA 126
Centrotherm photovoltaics AG to Acquire GP Solar 127
Suntech Power Acquires Minority Stake in Nitol Solar 127
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Merges with ENTECH 127
Sunvim Group to Form Joint Venture with Aleo Solar 127
SolarTec Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Sumec and Other
Companies 128
Sharp Corp to Set Up Joint Venture with Tokyo Electron 128
EPIR and Sunovia to Collaborate with The Swiss Federal Institute 128
ersol Thin Film Collaborates with SCHOTT 128
Synova Joins Research Alliance for Solar Energy Systems 129
Mitsubishi to Expand PV Module and Cell Manufacturing Capacity 129
Quantum Fuel Systems and Asola to Expand Solar Module Plant
Capacity 129
Evergreen Solar to Commence Production Capacity Expansion 130
Webel to Expand PV Production Capacity 130
Q-Cells Extends Agreement with aleo solar AG 130
Akeena Inks production partnership with Kyocera 130
Recurrent Energy Enters into Agreements with Solar Module
Suppliers 130
SunPower Inks Two Agreements in Saudi Arabia 131
Suntech Power Supplies Solar Modules to Belgium's Town Hall 131
Sharp Corporation to Establish a Thin-Film Solar Cell Facility
in Japan 131
SunPower to Establish Fabrication Facility for Solar Cells 131
Global Opens New Production Facility 132
SCHOTT Breaks Ground for New Mexico Facility 132
Q-Cells to Set Up New Plant in Malaysia 132
SolarWorld AG to Establish a Solar Module Unit 132
Sunfilm AG to Establish Second Applied SunFab Thin Film Line 132
NanoPV to Commence Operations of Its Solar Cell Plant in New
Jersey 133
SunPower Acquires Solar Solutions 133
GE Energy Acquires Majority Stake in PrimeStar Solar 133

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 134
BP Solar (UK) 134
Bosch Solar Energy AG (Germany) 134
Canadian Solar Inc. (Canada) 134
EniPower S.p.A. (Italy) 135
First Solar, Inc. (US) 135
GE Energy (US) 135
Gintech Energy Corporation (Taiwan) 136
Global Solar Energy, Inc (US) 136
Hanwha SolarOne Co., Ltd. (China) 136
Isofotón SA (Spain) 137
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) 137
Kaneka Corporation (Japan) 137
Kaneka Solartech Corporation (Japan) 138
Kyocera Corporation (Japan) 138
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (Japan) 138
Photowatt International S.A.S (France) 139
Q-Cells SE (Germany) 139
SCHOTT Solar AG (Germany) 139
Sharp Corporation (Japan) 139
Sharp Electronics Corporation (US) 140
SolarWorld AG (Germany) 140
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) 140
SunPower Corporation (US) 141
Trina Solar Limited (China) 142
United Solar Ovonic LLC (US) 142

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 143
Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region- US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), The Middle East
and Latin America Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

Table 16: World Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), the Middle East and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 144

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Solar Cells and
Modules by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), the Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years
2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

12. THE UNITED STATES 146
A.Market Analysis 146
Introduction 146
Current Scenario 146
Outlook Bright for the US Solar Photovoltaic Market 147
Table 18: US PV Market (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown
of PV Installed Capacity by Segment (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 148
California Leads the Solar PV Market in the US 148
Table 19: PV Installations in the US (2010): Breakdown of
the Annual Installed PV Capacity by State (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 148
Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cell Revs up the Engine of Growth 149
Competitive Landscape 149
Table 20: US Solar Cells Market (2010): Market Share
Breakdown of Cell Production by Leading Players (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 149
Market Trends/Issues 150
Price Declines to Promote New Installations 150
Factors Responsible for Falling Solar Module Prices 150
Grid Expansion: A Costly Affair 150
Increasing Production Capacity, but Still Low Compared to
Global Leaders 151
Utility Companies: Playing a Major Role 151
Government Initiatives 151
Promoting PV in the US: A Look at Various Government Programs 152
The Future of PV 153
The Blueprint 153
DOE: The Fund Provider for PV Research 153
PV Research in the US 153
NREL's Record Breaking Technology 154
Key Statistical Data 154
Table 21: US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by
Segment - Cells & Modules 154

Table 22: US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by
Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 23: US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by
End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 24: US Solar Cells & Modules Market (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Peak Kilowatts Shipped by
Consumer Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156
B.Market Analytics 156
Table 25: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 156

Table 26: US Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

13. CANADA 158
A.Market Analysis 158
Solar Energy to Grow in Canada 158
Table 27: Canadian PV Market (2010): Breakdown of Annual PV
Power Installed (MW) by Application (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 158
End Use Market 158
Equipment Market 159
PV Technology: The Prospects 159
The Barriers 159
Government Initiatives Over the Years 160
B.Market Analytics 160
Table 28: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 160

Table 29: Canadian Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

14. JAPAN 162
A.Market Analysis 162
Introduction 162
Table 30: Japanese Leading Solar Cells Producers (2010):
Percentage Market Share Breakdown for Q-Cells, Sharp
Electronics, Suntech Power and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 162
Demystifying Japan's Success in Solar Energy 162
PV Production Scenario 163
Solar Cell Makers Make Strategic Moves to Regain Market Share 164
Solar Projects 164
Sunshine Projects: Making the Sun Shine in Japan 164
GENESIS Project: World Wide Web of PV Power Generating Systems 164
The NEDO Contribution 165
NEDO's Select R & D Projects 165
The METI Strategy 166
Table 31: National Budget (METI) (2009): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Budget Allocated by Allocation Area (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 166
Market Trends/Issues 166
Grid Connected PV: Increasing Market Share 166
Table 32: Japanese Solar PV Market (2010): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Annual Installed PV Power by
Installation Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 167
B.Market Analytics 167
Table 33: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 167

Table 34: Japanese Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 168

15. EUROPE 169
A.Market Analysis 169
A Snapshot of the European Energy Mix 169
Table 35: European New Nominal Installed Capacity by Energy
Source (2010): Percentage Share Breakdown of Nominal
Installed Capacity for Wind Power, Gas-Fired Power
Stations, Photovoltaics, Oil, Coal-Fired Power Stations,
Hydro, Biomass, CSP, and Nuclear Power (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 169
The PV Market Overview 169
Table 36: European PV Market (2010): Breakdown of
Cumulative Installed Capacity In MW by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 170
Factors Driving Additional Growth 170
PV: Gaining Market Share 170
Status of PV Tariffs and Related Subsidies in Select EU
Countries 171
B.Market Analytics 174
Table 37: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Solar Cells and Modules by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 174

Table 38: European Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 175

Table 39: European 11-Year Perspective for Solar Cells and
Modules by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia &
Rest of Europe for Years 2003, 2010 & 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 176

15a. FRANCE 177
A.Market Analysis 177
Solar Usage in France 177
Solar Cells & Modules - Outlook 177
Table 40: French Solar PV Market (2010): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Annual Installed PV Power by Installation Type
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 177
Governmental Support and Funding 178
B.Market Analytics 179
Table 41: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 179

Table 42: French Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 179

15b. GERMANY 180
A.Market Analysis 180
Table 43: German Renewable Energy Electricity Production
(2010): Percentage Breakdown of Distribution of Renewable
Energy Electricity for Wind, Hydro, Biogas, Bio energy
Solid, Photovoltaics, Bio energy Liquid and Geothermal
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 180
The German Solar Market 181
Companies Increasing Production, Seeking Newer Materials 181
B.Market Analytics 182
Table 44: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 182

Table 45: German Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 182

15c. ITALY 183
A.Market Analysis 183
The PV Market 183
Table 46: PV Power in Italy by Application (2010):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power
by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, Grid-Connected
Distributed, Grid-Connected Centralized Installations
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 183
Research Programs 183
B.Market Analytics 184
Table 47: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 184

Table 48: Italian Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 184

15d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 185
A.Market Analysis 185
The Solar Market 185
Table 49: PV Power in the United Kingdom by Application
(2010) - Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed
PV Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic and
Grid- Connected Distributed Installations (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 185
Government Initiatives 185
National Program for Photovoltaics 186
DTI Sustainable Energy R&D Program 186
Renewables Obligation 187
Northern Ireland PV Market 187
B.Market Analytics 187
Table 50: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 187

Table 51: UK Historic Review for Solar Cells and Modules
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2003
through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 188

15e. SPAIN 189
A.Market Analysis 189
One of the Leading European Producers 189
Table 52: PV Power in Spain by Application (2010) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power
by Off-Grid and Grid-Connected Installations 189
Developments in the Field of Solar Energy 190
Issues Before the Industry 190
The Technology Scenario 190
PV Programs 190
B.Market Analytics 191
Table 53: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 191

Table 54: Spanish Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 191

15f. RUSSIA 192
A.Market Analysis 192
Russian Solar Sector 192
B.Market Analytics 193
Table 55: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 193

Table 56: Russian Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 193

15g. REST OF EUROPE 194
A.Market Analysis 194
Outlook 194
Table 57: Eastern European PV Market (2010): Breakdown of
Cumulative Installed PV Power (In MW) by Select Nations -
Czech Republic, Belgium, Greece, Slovakia, Portugal,
Austria, Bulgaria and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 194
Austria 194
Poland 194
Greece 195
Slovakia 195
Slovenia 195
B.Market Analytics 196
Table 58: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 196

Table 59: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 196

16. ASIA-PACIFIC 197
A.Market Analysis 197
Overview 197
Outlook 197
Table 60: Asia-Pacific PV Market (2010): Breakdown of
Cumulative Installed Capacity In MW by Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 198
An Overview of Some of The Significant Markets 198
Australia 198
PV Market - An Overview 198
Table 61: PV Power in Australia by Application (2010) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV
Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic,
Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized
Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 199
Support for Solar 199
Competitive Scenario 199
China 199
PV Industry Receives Heavy Blow from Recession, Government
Comes to Rescue 199
Chinese Solar Industry Outweighs Japan in Solar Production 200
China Poised to Become Major Solar Energy Consumer 200
Government Policies for Long Term Growth of PV Industry 200
Leading Players 201
Taiwan 202
PV Industry Poised for Strong Growth, Post Recession 202
Government Incentives in Taiwan: A Quick Review 202
PV Suppliers Gathering at Science Parks: A Major Trend 203
Hong Kong 203
PV Market - An Overview 203
Government Support 204
PV Projects 204
India 204
Leading the Sun Brigade 204
Solar PV Industry in India: A Quick Primer 204
Barriers to PV Industry 205
Solar PV Production Scenario 205
Table 62: Solar PV Cells Production in India for Years
2001 to 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 206

Table 63: Solar PV Modules Production in India for Years
2001 to 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 206

Table 64: Solar PV Modules Production in India by
Technology (2010): Percentage Breakdown for Crystalline
silicon (C-Si) and Thin Film or amorphous silicon (a-Si) 207
Comparison of Solar PV Technologies by Select Parameter 207
Solar Photovoltaic Applications in India: At a Glance 207
Solar PV Systems Applications in India 207
Government Initiatives 208
Competitive Scenario 208
Solar Power: The Sunny Side of Energy 209
South Korea 209
The Emerging Market 209
Table 65: PV Power in Korea by Application (2010) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV
Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic,
Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized
Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 209
The Solar Scenario: Increasing Government Support 210
Competitive Scenario 210
Thailand 211
Introduction 211
Solar Energy: Proving to be the Best Alternative 211
Grid Electricity Vs Solar Electricity 211
Table 66: Grid Vs. Solar Electricity in Thailand:
1990-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 212
Barriers to Solar Energy 212
Select Players 213
Tata BP Solar India Ltd (India) 213
Motech Industries, Inc. (Taiwan) 213
Sinonar Corp. (Taiwan) 213
E-TON Solar tech Co Ltd (Taiwan) 213
Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (China) 214
CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (China) 214
B.Market Analytics 214
Table 67: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 214

Table 68: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 215

17. THE MIDDLE EAST 216
A.Market Analysis 216
Outlook 216
Table 69: PV Power in Israel by Application (2010) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV Power
by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non- Domestic,
Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized
Installations (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 216
B.Market Analytics 217
Table 70: Middle East Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) 217

Table 71: Middle East Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 217

18. LATIN AMERICA 218
A.Market Analysis 218
Outlook 218
Mexico 218
Solar Electricity in Mexico 218
Applications 218
Table 72: PV Power in Mexico by Application (2010) -
Percentage Share Breakdown of Cumulative Installed PV
Power by Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, and
Grid-Connected Distributed Installations (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 218
B.Market Analytics 219
Table 73: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Solar Cells and Modules with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2009 through 2017 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) 219

Table 74: Latin American Historic Review for Solar Cells and
Modules with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2003 through 2008 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 219


COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 72 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 87)

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Region/Country Players
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The United States 18
Canada 2
Japan 12
Europe 29
France 2
Germany 16
The United Kingdom 3
Italy 3
Spain 2
Rest of Europe 3
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 24
Latin America 1
Middle-East 1
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