Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2017-2030

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Amongst the Available Energy Sources, Non-Renewables (Including Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy) have a Share of About 76.3% and Renewables have a Share of About 23.7%, in Global Electricity Production

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The renewable energy industry has witnessed an unprecedented growth in the last few years, owing to the increasing energy demand and concerted efforts to prevent environmental damage. Factors, such as increasing population, advances in technology, rapid industrialization in emerging markets (such as China and India), rising standard of living, and globalization are driving the global demand. In fact, the global economy is predicted to grow three folds between now and 2050; this is anticipated to create a significant increase in demand for energy around the world. It is well known that, owing to the detrimental effects of non-renewable sources on the environment, the focus has shifted towards renewable energy sources.

Amongst the available energy sources, non-renewables (including fossil fuels and nuclear energy) have a share of about 76.3% and renewables have a share of about 23.7%, in global electricity production. The Paris Agreement at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP), the first ever legally binding global climate deal, was signed by 195 countries in 2015, where it was decided to limit the global average temperature rise to 1.5°C till the year 2100, by reducing carbon emissions. Even though quite recently, the US has decided to pull out of the agreement, other countries, such as China and India, are still optimistic about the success of the agreement.

As a result of the aforementioned developments, there has been a rapid surge in installation of solar photovoltaics. In 2017 alone, about 74 GW of solar photovoltaics (PV) were installed across the globe, taking the cumulative installed solar PV capacity to over 300 GW. More growth is predicted in the future; the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has estimated that the global photovoltaic installations will reach between 1,760 GW and 2,500 GW by 2030.

Historically, crystalline silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic cells have dominated the solar PV market, occupying a share of about 90%. However, it is believed that the cost reduction potential, as well as efficiency increase potential in case of silicon based photovoltaic modules are limited. Therefore, the industry’s focus is gradually shifting towards the use of thin film photovoltaic technologies. The growth of these technologies is also being driven by newer applications of solar panels, such as for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), rooftops / facades and applications that demand more flexibility, as well as low angle installations. As the demand for solar PV continues to rise at a steady pace, we are optimistic about the future of the thin film PV industry.

The Thin Film Photovoltaics Market, 2017-2030 report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current market landscape and a detailed future outlook of the thin film photovoltaics (PV) industry. As the global economy aims for energy security, renewable energy sources, such as solar power, are expected to play a pivotal role. In 2015, the solar energy sector attracted 56% of the total new investments (USD 286 billion) that were made in the renewable power and fuels industry. As a result of heavy funding and significant government support (in the form of subsidies), the prices of solar energy have plummeted by over 60% in the last 10 years.

The study encompasses the various thin film photovoltaic technologies that are currently available in the market, such as cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium selenide / gallium selenide (CIS / CIGS) and amorphous silicon (a-Si). We expect that, as this generation of thin film photovoltaic technologies matures, they are likely to benefit from economies of scale, resulting in further cost reductions. Subsequently, these technologies are likely to become one of the primary drivers behind the growth of the solar PV industry. In addition to aforementioned technologies, next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies, such as dye sensitized solar cells (DSCs), organic PV, and perovskite PV, are already being developed. These next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies are anticipated to gain more importance in the long term as they are believed to be superior in terms of energy generation capacity as well as flexibility.

The study provides a deep dive into the developments that are impacting the current solar energy generation industry and are likely to drive significant changes in the long term. Over 80 industry stakeholders were able to be indentified, distributed across the three major thin film photovoltaic technologies.

In Addition to Other Elements, the Study Elaborates on the Following:

  • The current status of the market with respect to key players / technologies along with information on a company’s business model (whether it is focused on products or services or technology licensing or a combination of these), scale of operation (small, medium or large), substrate used, deposition process involved, cell / module capacity, conversion efficiency achieved, and geographical location of the companies.
  • Comprehensive profiles of some of the key players across each type of thin film photovoltaic technologies, covering the current focus of the companies, details on their specific thin film PV technology, products and services, and associated recent developments & future outlooks.
  • The impact of venture capital funding in this area. We believe that investments from private investors is a key enabler that is likely to drive significant developments in this industry in the long term. Investments from external sources generally enable stakeholders in the industry to scale-up their operations and develop / acquire the necessary technologies to carry out production at larger scales. This usually results in significant reductions in cost per unit.
  • Next generation thin film PV technologies, such as dye-sensitized solar cells (DSCs), organic PV, and perovskite PV, with details on the key technologies involved, industry players focused in the area, current trends in the market, as well as future prospects.
  • A high level patent analysis to provide an overview of how the industry is evolving from the R&D perspective. For this analysis, we looked at the patents that have been granted to various players in the last five years, across the current and next generation thin film PV technologies.
  • Potential future growth in the thin film PV industry (both in terms of installed capacity and expected revenue generation) across the currently available technologies (CdTe, CIGS and a-Si). We have taken into account the overall installation cost of thin film PV modules to estimate future revenues. The report provides a comprehensive market forecast (till 2030) for the global, as well as the current top 10 regional solar PV markets, which includes the US, EU5 and Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, and Japan), in terms of installed capacity. It also includes a segmentation by applications, distributed by small scale (such as consumer electronics), medium scale (such as residential rooftops and building facades) and large scale (such as solar parks, farms, plants), in terms of installed capacity and the potential revenues.

The opinions and insights presented in this study were influenced by discussions conducted with several key players in this domain. The report features detailed transcripts of interviews held with Andreas Zimmerman (Owner, Sunplugged), Dieter Manz (Founder and CEO, Manz), Rombout Swanborn (Chairman, HyET Solar), Edward Hamers (CTO, HyET Solar) and Robin Quax (Production Engineer, HyET Solar).

Example Highlights

  • We identified 86 companies across the three main types of thin film PV technologies (CdTe, CIGS and a-Si). Most of the companies (close to 90%) offer products, custom solutions and affiliated services across a wide range of customer segments; in addition, some companies license their proprietary technologies to other stakeholders for product development and commercialization.
  • Based on applications, the market is segmented into small scale (applications in portable consumer electronics), medium scale (applications such as BIPV and residential rooftop applications) and large scale (applications such solar parks, farms and plants). We observed that over two-thirds of the companies offer solutions for medium scale or large scale applications.
  • At present, CdTe dominates the market and is the relatively more established technology. First Solar, with the maximum share in terms of installed CdTe capacity, is the leading company in this domain. Examples of other companies focused on the CdTe technology include (in alphabetical order) ANTEC Solar Energy, Encore Solar, Lucintech, Polysolar, and REEL Solar Power.However, due to limitations, such as difficulty in procuring tellurium and toxicity issues, the growth in the market of CdTe based solar photovoltaic modules is likely to stabilize in the long term.
  • The focus has gradually shifted to CIGS, a relatively novel technology that has gained a lot of attention from stakeholders across the globe. With its current efficiency (about 16% at module size) expected to surpass that of CdTe (about 18% at module size) in the next few years and its potential to overcome challenges associated with CdTe, the market for CIGS technologies is expected to grow at a relatively higher rate. Examples of companies focused on the CIGS technology include (in alphabetical order) Avancis (acquired by CNBM Group), Hanergy Holding Group, Q CELLS, Solar Frontier and Soltecture.
  • In case of a-Si, the relatively lower efficiency (about 12% at module size) has resulted in its limited large scale applications. However, it is widely used at the small scale (such as in pocket calculators and consumer electronics) and also finds some applications in the medium scale segment. Examples of companies focused on this technology include (in alphabetical order) Astronergy (acquired by Chint Group), Fuji Electric, Kaneka Solar Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Moser Baer Solar, Sanyo Electric, Sharp and Topray Solar.
  • Several funding agencies have backed the innovation in this industry. We identified 120 instances of funding across 23 companies that have taken place since 2002. The total amount invested in this domain till date is over USD 8 billion. Of this, a significant amount of capital, worth USD 4.8 billion, has been raised via debt funding. Equity funding, of about USD 2 billion, has also been quite popular. Examples of prominent VC firms active in this area include (in order of number of instances) Firelake Capital Management, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, DBL Investors, Trident Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Acero Capital, Braemar Energy Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Medley Partners and Norsk Hydro Produksjon.
  • In addition to the three thin film solar PV technologies currently available, next generation thin film technologies, including dye sensitized cells (DSC), organic PVs, perovskite PVs and quantum dot solar cells, are being researched heavily by different companies that are on the look-out for low cost, high efficiency solar cells. The extent of R&D activity can be realized from the fact that we came across over 2,300 patents that have been granted since 2013, collectively across different next generation thin film PV technologies. It is worth highlighting that a significant proportion of research activity has been concentrated in North America (1,307 patents), followed by the Asia-Pacific region (758 patents) and Europe (250 patents).
  • Over the course of next decade, we expect the currently installed thin film PV capacity to grow at an annualized rate of about 12.9% (till 2030). It is worth mentioning that once the thin film photovoltaic technologies achieve further economies of scale, a rapid surge could be witnessed. Specific regions, such as China and India, are likely to contribute significantly towards this growth.
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1. Preface
1.1. Scope of the Report
1.2. Research Methodology
1.3. Chapter Outlines
 
2. Executive Summary
 
3. Introduction
3.1. The Energy Story
3.2. Energy Sources for Electricity Generation
3.3. Challenges Faced within the Energy Sector
3.3.1. High Demand and Rising Energy Insecurity
3.3.2. Overuse of Fossil Fuels
3.3.3. Increasing Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Global Warming
3.3.4. Growing Urbanization
3.4. Need for Renewable Sources of Energy
3.5. Solar Energy: A Source of Unlimited Energy
3.5.1. Different Methods of Harnessing Solar Energy
3.5.2. Solar Photovoltaics (PV)
3.5.2.1. First Generation Solar PV Technologies
3.5.2.2. The Need for Next Generation PV Technologies
3.5.3. Thin Film Photovoltaics for Electricity Generation
 
4. Technological Snapshot
4.1. Chapter Overview
4.2. Thin Film Photovoltaics: An Overview
4.2.1. Thin Film Materials
4.2.2. Thin Film Deposition Technologies
4.3. Thin Film PV
4.3.1. Mechanism of Thin Film PV
4.3.2. Types of Thin Film Solar Cells
4.3.2.1. Amorphous Silicon / Thin Film Silicon (a-Si / TF- Si)
4.3.2.2. Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)
4.3.2.3. Copper Indium Selenide / Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIS / CIGS)
 
5. Current Market Landscape
5.1. Chapter Overview
5.2. Thin Film PV Landscape: List of Industry Players
5.2.1. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Year of Establishment
5.2.2. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Geographical Location
5.2.3. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Company Size
5.2.4. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Type of Technology
5.2.5. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Type of Substrate
5.2.6. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Business Model
5.2.7. Thin Film PV Landscape: Distribution by Scale of Operations
 
6. Cadmium Telluride (CDTE) Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology: Key Players
6.1. Chapter Overview
6.2. ANTEC Solar
6.2.1. Company Overview
6.2.2. Technology Overview
6.2.3. Products / Services Offered
6.2.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
6.3. Calyxo
6.3.1. Company Overview
6.3.2. Financial Information
6.3.3. Technology Overview
6.3.4. Products / Services Offered
6.3.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
6.4. First Solar
6.4.1. Company Overview
6.4.2. Financial Information
6.4.3. Technology Overview
6.4.4. Products / Services Offered
6.4.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
6.5. Lucintech
6.5.1. Company Overview
6.5.2. Technology Overview
6.5.3. Products / Services Offered
6.5.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
6.6. REEL Solar
6.6.1. Company Overview
6.6.2. Financial Information
6.6.3. Technology Overview
6.6.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
 
7. Copper Indium Selenide / Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIS/CIGS) Thin Film PV Technology: Key Players
7.1. Chapter Overview
7.2. Hanergy Holding Group
7.2.1. Company Overview
7.2.1.1. Business Segments
7.2.1.2. Key Acquisitions
7.2.2. Financial Information
7.2.3. Technology Overview
7.2.3.1. Solibro
7.2.3.2. MiaSole
7.2.3.3. Global Solar Energy
7.2.3.4. Alta Devices
7.2.4. Products / Services Offered
7.2.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
7.3. Manz
7.3.1. Company Overview
7.3.2. Financial Information
7.3.3. Technology Overview
7.3.4. Products / Services Offered
7.3.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
7.4. Midsummer
7.4.1. Company Overview
7.4.2. Technology Overview
7.4.3. Products / Services Offered
7.4.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
7.5. Solar Frontier
7.5.1. Company Overview
7.5.2. Financial Information
7.5.3. Technology Overview
7.5.4. Products / Services Offered
7.5.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
7.6. SoloPower Systems
7.6.1. Company Overview
7.6.2. Financial Information
7.6.3. Technology Overview
7.6.4. Products / Services Offered
7.6.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
7.7. Soltecture
7.7.1. Company Overview
7.7.2. Financial Information
7.7.3. Technology Overview
7.7.4. Products / Services Offered
7.7.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
7.8. Stion
7.8.1. Company Overview
7.8.2. Financial Information
7.8.3. Technology Overview
7.8.4. Products / Services Offered
7.8.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
 
8. Amorphous Silicon / Thin Film Silicon (A-SI / TF-SI) Thin Film Photovoltaic Technology: Key Players
8.1. Chapter Overview
8.2. Banpil Photonics
8.2.1. Company Overview
8.2.2. Technology Overview
8.2.3. Products / Services Offered
8.2.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
8.3. HyET Solar
8.3.1. Company Overview
8.3.2. Technology Overview
8.3.3. Products / Services Offered
8.3.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
8.4. Kaneka Solar Energy
8.4.1. Company Overview
8.4.2. Financial Information
8.4.3. Technology Overview
8.4.4. Products / Services Offered
8.4.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
8.5. Moser Baer Solar
8.5.1. Company Overview
8.5.2. Financial Information
8.5.3. Technology Overview
8.5.4. Products / Services Offered
8.5.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
8.6. NanoPV Technologies
8.6.1. Company Overview
8.6.2. Technology Overview
8.6.3. Products / Services Offered
8.6.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
8.7. Polysolar
8.7.1. Company Overview
8.7.2. Technology Overview
8.7.3. Products / Services Offered
8.7.4. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
8.8. Sharp
8.8.1. Company Overview
8.8.2. Financial Information
8.8.3. Technology Overview
8.8.4. Products / Services Offered
8.8.5. Recent Developments and Future Outlook
 
9. Capital Investments And Funding
9.1. Chapter Overview
9.2. Thin Film PV Market: Types of Funding Instances
9.3. Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Year (2002-2017)
9.4. Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Funding (2002-2017)
9.5. Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Technology
9.6. Leading Thin Film PV Technology Developers: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
9.7. Leading VC Firms / Investors: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
 
10. Market Forecast
10.1. Chapter Overview
10.2. Forecast Methodology and Key Assumptions
10.3. Global Thin Film PV Market
10.3.1. Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.3.2. Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.4. Global CdTe Thin Film PV Market
10.4.1. CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.4.2. CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.5. Global CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market
10.5.1. CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.5.2. CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.6. Global a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market
10.6.1. a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.6.2. a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.7. Global Thin Film PV Market by Applications
10.7.1. Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.7.2. Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.7.3. Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.7.4. Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.7.5. Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030 (By Capacity)
10.7.6. Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030 (By Value)
10.8. Regional Thin Film PV Market (By Capacity)
10.8.1. Thin Film PV Capacity in the US, 2017-2030
10.8.2. Thin Film PV Capacity in EU5, 2017-2030
10.8.2.1. Thin Film PV Capacity in Germany, 2017-2030
10.8.2.2. Thin Film PV Capacity in Italy, 2017-2030
10.8.2.3. Thin Film PV Capacity in the UK, 2017-2030
10.8.2.4. Thin Film PV Capacity in France, 2017-2030
10.8.2.5. Thin Film PV Capacity in Spain, 2017-2030
10.8.3. Thin Film PV Capacity in Asia Pacific, 2017-2030
10.8.3.1. Thin Film PV Capacity in China, 2017-2030
10.8.3.2. Thin Film PV Capacity in Japan, 2017-2030
10.8.3.3. Thin Film PV Capacity in India, 2017-2030
10.8.3.4. Thin Film PV Capacity in Australia, 2017-2030
 
11. Next Generation Thin Film Photovoltaics
11.1. Chapter Overview
11.2. Solar PV: A Recap
11.3. Next Generation Thin Film PV: Development Overview
11.4. Next Generation Thin Film PV: Emerging Technologies
11.4.1. Organic Photovoltaics (OPV)
11.4.2. Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC)
11.4.3. Perovskite Solar Cells (PSC)
11.4.4. Quantum Dot Solar Cells (QDSC)
11.5. Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Current Market Landscape
11.5.1. Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Year of Establishment
11.5.2. Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Geographical Location
11.5.3. Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Type of Technology
11.6. Future Prospects
 
12. Patent Analysis
12.1. Chapter Overview
12.2. Scope and Methodology
12.3. Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Introduction
12.3.1. Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by Publication Year
12.3.2. Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by Geographical Location
12.3.3. Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by Cooperative Patent Classifications (CPC)
12.3.4. Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Emerging Areas
12.4. Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Introduction
12.4.1. Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by Publication Year
12.4.2. Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by Geographical Location
12.4.3. Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by CPC Classifications
12.4.4. Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Emerging Areas
 
13.  Interview Transcripts
13.1. Chapter Overview
13.2. Andreas Zimmerman, Owner, Sunplugged
13.3. Dieter Manz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Manz
13.4. Rombout Swanborn, Chairman, Edward Hamers, Chief Technology Officer and Robin Quax, Production Engineer, HyET Solar
13.5. Anonymous (C-Level Contributor)
 
14. Conclusion
14.1. Solar Energy is Witnessing Rapid Growth as the Focus Continues to Shift Towards Renewable Energy Resources
14.2. Even Though the Current Market is Dominated by the Conventional Crystalline Silicon Technology, the Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies are Gradually Gaining Traction
14.3. Innate Flexibility and the Relatively Low Cost Allows Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies to be Used for a Variety of Applications
14.4. Start-ups, Backed by Financial Support from A Large Number of Investors, are Driving Significant Innovation in the Market
14.5. Technological Scalability and Stiff Competition from Rival Technologies are Some of the Challenges That Still Exist
14.6. As the Current Generation of Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies Achieve Economies of Scale, We Expect Relatively Higher Growth in the Short Term
14.7. Owing to Higher Efficiencies and Continuous R&D Efforts, Next Generation Thin Film Photovoltaic Technologies are Likely to Drive Long Term Adoption
 
15.  Appendix 1: Tabulated Data
 
16.  Appendix 2: List Of Companies And Organizations

List of Tables:

Table 3.1  Comparison of Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film PV Technologies
Table 4.1  Classification of Thin Film Deposition Techniques
Table 4.2  Comparative Assessment of Thin Film PV Technologies
Table 5.1  Thin Film PV Market: List of Industry Players (General Information)
Table 5.2  Thin Film PV Market: List of Industry Players (By Technology)
Table 5.3  Thin Film PV Market: List of Industry Players (By Business Model and Scale of Operations)
Table 6.1  ANTEC Solar: Executive Team
Table 6.2  ANTEC Solar Products: Key Characteristics
Table 6.3  Calyxo: Executive Team
Table 6.4  Calyxo Products: Key Characteristics
Table 6.5  First Solar: Executive Team
Table 6.6  First Solar Series 4 PV Module: Key Characteristics
Table 6.7  First Solar: Services Offered
Table 6.8  Lucintech: Executive Team
Table 6.9  Lucintech’s Power Generating PV Windows: Applications
Table 6.10  REEL Solar: Executive Team
Table 6.11  REEL Solar: Funding Instances
Table 6.12  REEL Solar Technology: Sustainable Advantages
Table 7.1  Hanergy Holding Group: Executive Team
Table 7.2  Hanergy Holding Group: Business Segments
Table 7.3  Hanergy Holding Group: Key Acquisitions
Table 7.4  Hanergy Thin Film Power Products: Key Characteristics
Table 7.5  Manz: Executive Team
Table 7.6  Manz: Key Technologies
Table 7.7  Manz: Services Offered
Table 7.8  Midsummer: Executive Team
Table 7.9  Midsummer Products: Key Characteristics
Table 7.10  Solar Frontier: Executive Team
Table 7.11  Solar Frontier SF175-S PV Module: Key Characteristics
Table 7.12  Solar Frontier: Services Offered
Table 7.13  SoloPower Systems: Executive Team
Table 7.14  SoloPower Systems: Funding Instances   
Table 7.15  SoloPower Systems Products: Key Characteristics
Table 7.16  Soltecture: Executive Team
Table 7.17  Soltecture: Funding Instances
Table 7.18  Soltecture LINION Series Laminate Modules: Key Characteristics
Table 7.19  Soltecture: System Solutions / Services Offered
Table 7.20  Stion: Executive Team
Table 7.21  Stion: Funding Instances
Table 7.22  Stion Elevation Series (STO / STL) Frameless Modules: Key Characteristics
Table 8.1  Banpil Photonics Thin Film PV Modules: Key Characteristics
Table 8.2  HyET Solar: Executive Team
Table 8.3  HyET Solar PowerFoil Series Modules: Key Characteristics
Table 8.4  Kaneka Group: Executive Team
Table 8.5  Kaneka Thin Film HYBRID Solar Panels: Key Characteristics
Table 8.6  Moser Baer India: Executive Team
Table 8.7  Moser Baer Solar Power Series FS Modules: Key Characteristics
Table 8.8  Moser Baer Solar: Services Offered
Table 8.9  NanoPV Technologies Products / System Solutions: Key Characteristics
Table 8.10  Polysolar Products: Key Characteristics
Table 8.11  Sharp: Executive Team
Table 9.1  List of Funding Instances and Investors Involved
Table 9.2  Thin Film PV Market: Types of Funding Instances, 2002-2017
Table 10.1  Thin Film PV Market Share in Annual Installations: Historical Data (2011-2015)
Table 10.2  Thin Film PV Market Share in Annual Installations (2017, 2030)
Table 10.3  Solar PV Installations: Regional Distribution (2016, 2030)
Table 11.1  Next Generation Thin Film PV: List of Industry Players
Table 12.1  Thin Film PV Patents: List of Top CPC Classifications
Table 12.2  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: List of Top CPC Classifications
Table 15.1  Estimated Share of Different Energy Sources in Global Electricity Production, 2015
Table 15.2  Total Global Energy Consumption (Thousands Mtoe), 2000-2015
Table 15.3  Global Annual Production and Consumption of Fossil Fuels, 2013: North America, South America and Latin America, Europe, MENA, Africa, South and Central Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia and Pacific
Table 15.4  New Investments in Renewable Energy Resources Worldwide (USD BillIon), 2015
Table 15.5  Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US: Distribution by Economic Sectors, 2014
Table 15.6  Total Global Urban and Rural Populations (in Billion), 1990-2050
Table 15.7  Solar PV Global Capacity and Annual Additions, 2005-2015
Table 15.8  Global Annual PV Production: Distribution by Type of Technology (GW), 2006-2015
Table 15.9  Market Share of Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Type of Technology, 2005-2015
Table 15.10  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Year of Establishment
Table 15.11 Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Geographical Location
Table 15.12  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Company Size
Table 15.13  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Technology
Table 15.14  Energy Conversion Efficiency: Top Thin Film PV Manufacturers
Table 15.15  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Substrate
Table 15.16  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Business Model
Table 15.17  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Scale of Operations
Table 15.18  First Solar, Net Sales: 2012-2016 (USD Billion)
Table 15.19  First Solar, Net Sales: Distribution by Business Segment, 2016 (USD Billion)
Table 15.20  First Solar, Net Sales: Distribution by Region, 2016 (USD Billion)
Table 15.21  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: 2012-2016 (HKD Million)
Table 15.22  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: Distribution by Region, 2016 (HKD Million)
Table 15.23  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: Distribution by Operating Segments, 2016 (HKD Million)
Table 15.24  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: Distribution by Customer Segments, 2016 (HKD Million)
Table 15.25  Manz, Revenues: 2012-2016 (EUR Million)
Table 15.26  Manz, Revenues: Distribution by Business Segments, 2016 (EUR Million)
Table 15.27  Manz, Revenues: Distribution by Region, 2016 (EUR Million)
Table 15.28  Showa Shell Sekiyu’s Energy Solutions Business, Net Sales: 2012-2016 (JPY Billion)
Table 15.29  Kaneka Group’s Electronic Products Business, Net Sales: 2012-2016 (JPY Billion)
Table 15.30  Moser Baer India’s Solar Products Business, Revenues: 2012-2016 (INR Billion)
Table 15.31  Sharp, Net Sales: 2012-2016 (JPY Billion)
Table 15.32  Sharp, Net Sales: Distribution by Business Segment, 2016 (JPY Billion)
Table 15.33  Sharp, Net Sales: Distribution by Region, 2016 (JPY Billion)
Table 15.34  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Year, 2002-2017
Table 15.35  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Cumulative Amount Invested Per Year (USD Million), 2002-2017
Table 15.36  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Funding, 2002-2017
Table 15.37  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Funding, 2002-2017 (USD Million)
Table 15.38  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Technology and Amount Invested (USD Million), 2002-2017
Table 15.39  Leading Thin Film PV Technology Providers: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
Table 15.40  Leading VC Firms / Investors: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
Table 15.41  Thin Film PV Market by Applications: Opportunity Analysis
Table 15.42  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.43  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.44  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.45  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.46  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.47  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.48  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.49  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.50  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.51  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.52  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.53  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.54  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.55  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.56  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.57  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.58  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.59  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.60  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.61  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.62  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.63  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.64  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.65  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.66  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.67  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.68  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.69  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.70  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.71  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.72  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.73  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.74  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.75  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.76  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.77  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.78  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.79  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.80  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Table 15.81  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.82  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.83 Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (USD Billion)
Table 15.84  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the US, 2017-20230: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.85  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the US, 2017-20230: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.86  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the US, 2017-20230: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.87 Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in EU5, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.88 Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in EU5, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.89 Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in EU5, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.90  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Germany, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.91  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Germany, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.92  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Germany, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.93  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Italy, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.94  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Italy, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.95  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Italy, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.96  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the UK, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.97  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the UK, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.98  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the UK, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.99  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in France, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.100  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in France, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.101  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in France, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.102  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Spain, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.103  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Spain, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.104  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Spain, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.105 Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Asia Pacific, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.106 Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Asia Pacific, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.107 Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Asia Pacific, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.108  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in China, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.109  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in China, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.110  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in China, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.111  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Japan, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.112  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Japan, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.113  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Japan, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.114  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in India, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.115  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in India, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.116  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in India, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.117  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Australia, 2017-2030: Conservative Scenario (GW)
Table 15.118  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Australia, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Table 15.119  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Australia, 2017-2030: Optimistic Scenario (GW)
Table 15.120 Next Generation Thin Film PV Market: Cumulative Distribution by Year of Establishment
Table 15.121 Next Generation Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Geographical Location
Table 15.122  Next Generation Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Technology
Table 15.123  Energy Conversion Efficiency: Top Next Generation Thin Film PV Technology Developers
Table 15.124  Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Cumulative Distribution by Publication Year
Table 15.125  Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution of Number of Patents by Region
Table 15.126  Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by CPC Classifications
Table 15.127  Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Bubble Analysis of CPC Classifications
Table 15.128  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Cumulative Distribution by Publication Year
Table 15.129  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution of Number of Patents by Region
Table 15.130  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Distribution by CPC Classifications
Table 15.131  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patent Landscape: Bubble Analysis of CPC Classifications
Table 15.132  Global Thin Film PV Market: Comparative Evolution Scenarios, 2017 and 2030 (GW and USD Billion)

List of Figures:

Figure 3.1  Different Forms of Energy
Figure 3.2  Different Sources of Energy for Generating Electricity
Figure 3.3  Estimated Share of Different Energy Sources in Global Electricity Production, 2015
Figure 3.4  Total Global Energy Consumption (Thousands Mtoe), 2000-2015
Figure 3.5  Global Annual Production and Consumption of Fossil Fuels, 2013: North America, South America and Latin America, Europe, MENA, Africa, South and Central Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia and Pacific
Figure 3.6  New Investments in Renewable Energy Resources Worldwide (USD Billion), 2015
Figure 3.7  Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the US: Distribution by Economic Sectors, 2014
Figure 3.8  Total Global Urban and Rural Populations (in Billion), 1990-2050
Figure 3.9  Methods of Harvesting Solar Energy
Figure 3.10  Solar PV Global Capacity and Annual Additions, 2005-2015
Figure 3.11  Limitations of Crystalline Silicon PV Technologies
Figure 3.12  Global Annual PV Production: Distribution by Type of Technology (GW), 2006-2015
Figure 4.1  Market Share of Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Type of Technology, 2005-2015
Figure 5.1  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Year of Establishment
Figure 5.2  Thin Film PV Market: Geographical Landscape of Companies
Figure 5.3  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Geographical Location
Figure 5.4  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Company Size
Figure 5.5  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Technology
Figure 5.6  Energy Conversion Efficiency: Top Thin Film PV Manufacturers
Figure 5.7  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Substrate
Figure 5.8  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Type of Business Model
Figure 5.9  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution by Scale of Operations
Figure 6.1  First Solar, Net Sales: 2012-2016 (USD Billion)
Figure 6.2  First Solar, Net Sales: Distribution by Business Segment, 2016 (USD Billion)
Figure 6.3  First Solar, Net Sales: Distribution by Region, 2016 (USD Billion)
Figure 7.1  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: 2011-2015 (HKD Million)
Figure 7.2  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: Distribution by Region, 2016 (HKD Million)
Figure 7.3  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: Distribution by Operating Segments, 2016 (HKD Million)
Figure 7.4  Hanergy Thin Film Power, Revenues: Distribution by Customer Segments, 2016 (HKD Million)
Figure 7.5  Manz, Revenues: 2012-2016 (EUR Million)
Figure 7.6  Manz, Revenues: Distribution by Business Segments, 2016 (EUR Million)
Figure 7.7  Manz, Revenues: Distribution by Region, 2016 (EUR Million)
Figure 7.8  Showa Shell Sekiyu’s Energy Solutions Business: Net Sales, 2012-2016 (JPY Billion)
Figure 8.1  Kaneka Group’s Electronic Products Business: Net Sales, 2012-2016 (JPY Billion)
Figure 8.2  Moser Baer India’s Solar Products Business: Revenues, 2012-2016 (INR Billion)
Figure 8.3  Sharp, Net Sales: 2012-2016 (JPY Billion)
Figure 8.4  Sharp, Net Sales: Distribution by Business Segment, 2016 (JPY Billion)
Figure 8.5  Sharp, Net Sales: Distribution by Region, 2016 (JPY Billion)
Figure 9.1  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Year, 2002-2017
Figure 9.2  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Cumulative Amount Invested Per Year (USD Million), 2002-2017
Figure 9.3  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Funding, 2002-2017
Figure 9.4  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Funding, 2002-2017 (USD Million)
Figure 9.5  Thin Film PV Market: Distribution of Funding Instances by Type of Technology and Amount Invested (USD Million), 2002-2017
Figure 9.6  Leading Thin Film PV Technology Providers: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
Figure 9.7  Leading VC Firms / Investors: Evaluation by Number of Funding Instances
Figure 10.1  Thin Film PV Market by Applications: Scenario Analysis
Figure 10.2  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.3  Global Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.4  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.5  CdTe Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.6  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.7  CIS / CIGS Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.8  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.9  a-Si / TF-Si Thin Film PV Market, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.10  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.11  Thin Film PV Market in Small Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.12  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.13  Thin Film PV Market in Medium Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.14  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (Cumulative Capacity, GW)
Figure 10.15  Thin Film PV Market in Large Scale Applications, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (USD Billion)
Figure 10.16  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the US, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.17  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in EU5, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.18  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Germany, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.19  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Italy, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.20  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in the UK, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.21  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in France, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.22  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Spain, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.23  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Asia Pacific, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.24  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in China, 2017-2030: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.25  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Japan, 2017-20230: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.26  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in India, 2017-20230: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 10.27  Annual Thin Film PV Capacity in Australia, 2017-20230: Base Scenario (GW)
Figure 11.1  Construction and Working of an OPV Solar Cell
Figure 11.2  Construction and Working of a DSSC
Figure 11.3  Construction and Working of a PSC
Figure 11.4  Construction and Working of a QDSC
Figure 11.5  Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Cumulative Distribution by Year of Establishment
Figure 11.6  Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Geographical Location
Figure 11.7  Next Generation Thin Film PV Technologies: Distribution by Type of Technology
Figure 11.8  Energy Conversion Efficiency: Top Next Generation Thin Film PV Technology Developers
Figure 12.1  Thin Film PV Patents: Cumulative Distribution by Publication Year
Figure 12.2  Thin Film PV Patents: Year-wise Regional Mapping
Figure 12.3  Thin Film PV Patents: Distribution of Number of Patents by Region
Figure 12.4  Thin Film PV Patents: Distribution by CPC Classifications
Figure 12.5  Thin Film PV Patents: Bubble Analysis of CPC Classifications
Figure 12.6  Thin Film PV Patents: Emerging Areas
Figure 12.7  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: Cumulative Distribution by Publication Year
Figure 12.8  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: Year-wise Regional Mapping
Figure 12.9  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: Distribution of Number of Patents by Region
Figure 12.10  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: Distribution by CPC Classifications
Figure 12.11  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: Bubble Analysis of CPC Classifications
Figure 12.12  Next Generation Thin Film PV Patents: Emerging Areas
Figure 13.1  HyET Solar Modules Integrated in the Factory onto Corrugated Plates
Figure 13.2  HyET Solar Project Examples: Synthetic Membrane Rooftop, Custom Landfill Covering and Corrugated Plates on Stables
Figure 13.3  Artist’s Impression of a Façade with Semi-transparent Module: Possible Future Applications
Figure 14.1  Global Thin Film PV Market: Comparative Evolution Scenarios, 2017 and 2030 (GW and USD Billion)

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Methodology:

The data presented in this report has been gathered through secondary and primary research. For all our projects, we conduct interviews with experts in the area (academia, industry, and other associations) to solicit their opinions on emerging trends in the market. This is primarily useful for us to draw out our own opinion on how the market will shape up across different regions and types of thin film PV technologies. Where possible, the available data has been checked for accuracy from multiple sources of information.

The Secondary Sources of Information Include:

  • Annual reports
  • Investor presentations
  • SEC filings
  • Industry databases
  • News releases from company websites
  • Government policy documents
  • Other analysts’ opinion reports

While the focus has been on forecasting the market over the coming 14 years, the report also provides our independent view on various technological and non-commercial trends in the industry. This opinion is solely based on our knowledge, research and understanding of the relevant market, gathered from various secondary and primary sources of information.

Chapter Outlines

Chapter 2 provides an executive summary of the insights captured in our study. It offers a high level view on the likely evolution of the thin film PV market, with a key focus on the CdTe, CIGS and a-Si technologies.

Chapter 3 is an introductory chapter on solar PV technologies. It describes the various renewable energy sources and their current contribution to the overall energy generation. In addition, the chapter provides information on various developments in the energy sector that are driving the market towards renewable energy sources, such as solar power, which is growing at a rapid pace. We have also briefly discussed the different types of solar PV technologies that are already available in the market.

Chapter 4 provides a technological overview and comparison of the three main thin film PV technologies, namely CdTe, CIGS and a-Si. In addition, it offers detailed discussions on the various materials used in the fabrication of thin film modules, along with their properties, the deposition technologies used in the manufacturing, construction / working of thin film PV.

Chapter 5 identifies key stakeholders behind the thin film PV technologies that are available commercially. It provides information on each company’s business model (whether it is focused on products or services or technology licensing or a combination of these), geographical location, scale of operation (small, medium or large), substrate used, deposition process involved, cell / module capacity and conversion efficiency achieved. In addition, we have identified various prevalent and upcoming trends in the industry that are likely to govern the future of the thin film PV industry.

Chapter 6 provides a detailed review of CdTe thin film PV technologies and includes profiles of some of the key players that are expected to have an impact on the overall solar PV industry in the future. The profiles cover information about the company, details on their specific technology, products and services offered, and recent developments and future outlook, with respect to the solar energy generation industry.

Chapter 7 provides a detailed review of CIS / CIGS thin film PV technologies and includes profiles of some of the key players that are expected to have an impact on the overall solar PV industry in the future. The profiles cover information about the company, details on their specific technology, products and services offered, and recent developments and future outlook, with respect to the solar energy generation industry.

Chapter 8 provides a detailed review of a-Si thin film PV technologies and profiles of some of the key players that are expected to have an impact on the overall solar PV industry in the future. The profiles cover information about the company, details on their specific technology, products and services offered, and recent developments and future outlook, with respect to the solar energy generation industry.

Chapter 9 provides information on the funding instances and investments that have been made into this industry. We believe that financing from external sources is one of the key drivers of innovation in this industry. Our analysis revealed interesting insights on the growing interest of venture capitalists and other stakeholders in this market.

Chapter 10 presents a detailed 14 year forecast highlighting the future potential of the current generation of thin film PV technologies. The forecast, which provides estimates on the market opportunity (both in terms of value and installed capacity) across the three major types of thin film PV technologies (CdTe, CIGS and a-Si), is backed by robust secondary research and inputs from senior stakeholders via primary research. The analysis also highlights the relative growth opportunity across various regions of the world (the US, EU5 and Asia Pacific), in terms of future installed capacity.

Chapter 11 provides an overview of developments that are shaping up the next generation thin film PV industry. In this chapter, we have covered, in detail, the different types of next generation thin film PV technologies, their construction / working, substrate used, conversion efficiency and the current market landscape.

Chapter 12 provides a high level patent analysis to identify how the industry is evolving in terms of R&D. For this analysis, we looked at the patents related to the thin film PV industry, covering both the relatively more established technologies and next generation thin film photovoltaic technologies. Insights from this analysis highlight interesting trends that are likely to unfold in the future.

Chapter 13 is a collection of transcripts of interviews conducted with key players during the course of this study. We have presented the details of our discussions with Andreas Zimmerman (Owner, Sunplugged), Dieter Manz (Founder and CEO, Manz), Rombout Swanborn (Chairman, HyET Solar), Edward Hamers (CTO, HyET Solar) and Robin Quax (Production Engineer, HyET Solar).

Chapter 14 summarizes the overall report. In this chapter, we have provided a recap of the key takeaways and our independent opinion on the future outlook of this industry, based on the research and analysis described in earlier sections of the report.

Chapter 15 is an appendix, which provides tabulated data and numbers for all the figures provided in the report.

Chapter 16 is an appendix, which provides a list of companies and organizations mentioned in the report

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  • Anwell Solar
  • Applied Materials
  • Arax Capital Partners
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  • August Capital
  • Austria Wirtschaftsservice
  • Austrian Research Promotion Agency (ARPA)
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  • DAG Ventures
  • DBL Investors
  • Demeter Partners
  • Diamond Generation Europe
  • Dyenamo
  • Dyesol
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Eight19
  • Encore Solar
  • Energy Future Investors
  • Energy Research Center of The Netherlands (ECN)
  • Energy Technology Ventures
  • ENN Solar Energy
  • Enterprise Estonia
  • Epishine
  • Eterbright Solar
  • EXEGER
  • FHR Anlagenbau
  • Firelake Capital Management
  • First Solar
  • Firsthand Capital Management
  • Flisom
  • Forster Verkehrss- und Werbetechnik
  • Foxconn Far East
  • Foxconn Technology
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)
  • FrontMaterials
  • FSO Energy Solutions
  • Fuji Electric
  • Fujikura Europe
  • Fusion Capital Fund II
  • G24 Power
  • Gadir Solar
  • Garage Technology Ventures
  • Gasp Solar
  • ENGIE (previously known as GdF Suez)
  • General Catalyst Partners
  • General Membrane
  • Genex Power
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • GETWATT
  • GIC Special Investments
  • Global Solar Energy
  • Good Energies
  • Government of City of Wuxi
  • Green Energy Technology (GET)
  • Greentech Capital
  • GSHK Solar Technology
  • Hahn-Meitner-Institut (now the Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy)
  • Hanergy Thin Film Power
  • Hankey Asia
  • Heliatek
  • Helmet Capital
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry
  • Hong Kong Boone Group
  • Hudson Clean Energy Partners
  • HyET Solar
  • IBC SOLAR
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  • IDFC Private Equity
  • Imperial College London
  • Imperial Pacific International Holdings
  • Industrial Technology Research Institute Of Taiwan (ITRI)
  • InfinityPV
  • Inner Mongolia Manshi Investment Group
  • Innovate UK
  • Innovation Valley Partners (IVP)
  • Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Intel Capital
  • International Finance Corporation
  • InterPhases Solar
  • Interuniversity Microelectronics Center (IMEC)
  • Ironridge Technology
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  • Johnson Matthey
  • Jusung Engineering
  • Kaneka Solar Energy
  • Kawar Group
  • Khosla Ventures
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Klima- und Energiefonds
  • Kopin
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
  • Leaf Clean Energy
  • Lightspeed Venture Partners
  • Lincoln Capital Partners
  • Lucintech
  • Lyton Renewable Energy Solutions
  • Macrolink New Resources Holding Company
  • Magnolia Solar
  • Manz
  • Masdar Clean Tech Investments
  • Mayfield Fund
  • Medley Partners
  • MiaSolé Hi-Tech
  • Midsummer
  • Millennium Materials Technologies Funds
  • Ministry of Renewable Energy, India
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • ML System
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Moser Baer Solar
  • Municipal Government, An Yang City
  • Municipal Government, Dongguan
  • Musea Ventures
  • NanoFlex Power
  • NanoPV Technologies
  • Nano Solars
  • NanoWin Technology
  • Natcore Technology
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Renewable Energy Lab, US
  • National Research Council, Canada
  • Nebras Power
  • New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
  • New Energy Equity
  • New Enterprise Associates
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • NEXCIS
  • NexPower Technology
  • Nippon Kouatsu Electric
  • Nippon Solar Services
  • Nomura
  • Norsk Hydro Produksjon
  • Nth Power
  • NuvoSun
  • Ohio Third Frontier
  • Olympus Capital Partners
  • Optodot
  • OPVIUS
  • OrionGroup International
  • Oxford PV
  • Pangaea Ventures
  • Passport Capital
  • PBI Aqaba Industrial Estate (PBIA)
  • Peccell Technologies
  • Perseus
  • Philips 66
  • Photosol
  • Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC)
  • Polysolar
  • PowerFilm Solar
  • Prairie Gold
  • Premier Solar Systems
  • Presidio Ventures
  • Hanwha Q CELLS
  • QD Solar
  • QS Solar
  • Qualcomm
  • Rainbow Industrial (HK) International
  • Red House Capital
  • REEL Solar
  • RER Energy Group
  • Ricoh
  • RITEK Solar
  • Rocket Ventures
  • RR Donnelley
  • Samsung Ventures
  • SANYO Electric
  • Saule Technologies
  • Scatec Solar
  • Seagate
  • Senate of Berlin
  • Serm Sang Palang Ngan (SSP)
  • Shanghai Electric
  • Sharp
  • Sharp Solar Maintenance Asia
  • Shenzhen Global Solar Energy Technology (Shenzhen Yu Guang Gaoke New Energy Technology)
  • Shimane Institute of Technology
  • SHTARD Enterprises
  • Shurjo Energy
  • Silevo
  • Silicon Ranch Corporation
  • SIO International Holdings
  • Siva Power
  • Solar Fields
  • Solar Frontier
  • Solarion
  • Solaris Nanosciences
  • Solarmer
  • Solaronix
  • Solartech Power
  • SolBright Renewable Energy
  • Solems
  • Solibro
  • Solliance
  • SoloPower Systems
  • Soltecture
  • Solterra Renewable Technologies
  • Sol Voltaics
  • Spencer Energy
  • SpringWorks
  • Stanley Ventures
  • Stion
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • Sunerg Solar Energy
  • SUNEW
  • Sunit DK
  • Sunplugged
  • Sunpreme
  • Sun Projects
  • Sunshine PV
  • Sunwell Solar
  • Sybac Solar
  • Symmetry Group
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
  • Taiyo Oil Company
  • Tata Group
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Technology Partners
  • TES Energia
  • Texas Instruments
  • TFG Radiant
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Thomas Weisel Partners
  • Tianjin Lantian Solar Tech (LT Solar)
  • TIEN New Energy Group
  • Topray Solar
  • Toxon Japanese Technologies
  • Trident Capital
  • Trony Solar
  • Tsing Capital
  • T-Solar
  • UbiQD
  • United Solar Systems
  • University of Erlangen
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Surrey, UK
  • US Department of Energy
  • VantagePoint Capital Partners
  • Vattenfall Europe
  • Ventegis Capital
  • Venture Banking Group
  • VentureTech Alliance
  • Vidurglass
  • Vorks Energy
  • Voyageur Mutual Funds III
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Wells Fargo Capital Finance
  • Willard & Kelsey (WK) Solar
  • XSeed Capital
  • X-Greenpower New Energy
  • XsunX
  • Xunlight (Kunshan)
  • YKD
  • Zorlu Enerji
  • Zorlu Holding
  • Zouk Ventures
  • ZSW
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