Materials Markets for Thin-Film and Organic Photovoltaics (revised), Nanomarkets Report
This report is an updated version of our Q1-08 release on thin-film and organic PV materials. This revised report covers thin-film silicon, CIGS, CdTe and organic materials. It considers the future commercial prospects for thin-film PV materials in the current economic downturn and includes a new eight-year forecast of materials consumption of materials by the TFPV industry, as well as an assessment of what the business prospects at the materials level of the TFPV value chain are likely to be in 2009. The issues analyzed include the prospects for commercialization of newer technologies in an investment environment with a short term focus and how TFPV materials will fare against conventional silicon materials.
In addition to our quantitative forecasts, we also include other scenarios for the evolution of TFPV materials that are more bullish and more bearish. We also discuss what an economic recovery would mean to suppliers of materials for the TFPV sector.