NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based market research and analysis firm, has just issued a new report on the building integrated photovoltaics market (BIPV). The firm predicts that the global BIPV market will reach $8.2 billion in revenues by 2015 driven by the cost advantage that BIPV can provide versus conventional PV solutions. Furthermore, BIPV provides both the improved aesthetics and necessary energy efficiency that will allow property developers and owners to better compete in stagnating real estate markets.
The report titled, "Building Integrated Photovoltaics Opportunities: 2010," is the latest in the firm's on-going coverage of the market that dates back to 2006. NanoMarkets has also issued other analyses related to organic, dye cell sensitive and inorganic thin-film pv in the past several months and will soon publish additional reports on BIPV in Europe and BIPV in Asia later in 2010. Further details about this and other related reports can be found on the firm's website at http://www.nanomarkets.net.
About the Report:
This report analyzes and quantifies the opportunities for firms at all levels of the BIPV value chain. PV materials suppliers will discover how the market is shaping up in the BIPV space for crystalline silicon, thin-film silicon, CIGS, CdTe, organic PV and dye sensitized cells. Panel makers and building materials firms will learn about the latest design, market and cost trends for the full range of BIPV products including: flush-mounted panels, fully integrated tiles, standalone flexible laminates, fully integrated flexible BIPV products, and BIPV glass. For all products and materials covered an eight-year shipment forecast in both value and MW terms is included.
Leading firms covered in this report include 3M, 3S Swiss Systems, Ascent Solar, Atlantis Energy, Bosch Solar, BP Solar, Corus, Dow Chemical, DRI/Lumeta, DuPont, First Solar, FlexCell, Fujifilm, Global Solar, JA Solar, JN Solar, Konarka, Odersun, Pilkington, Pythagoras, Schott, Schüco Solar, Sharp, Solarcentry, Solarwood, SRS, Sunovation, SunPower, Suntech, United Solar Ovonic, US Tile, Würth Solar, Xunlight and others.