Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Date of Publication: May 20, 2016

The thin films market has thus evolved over the past few years alongside developments in the electronics and semiconductor industries. Photovoltaics (PV) is the major technology that has historically made the most use of thin films, and today dominates the market, accounting for more than 85% of the market share. The thin film batteries market, though smaller in size, is expected to witness robust growth during the forecast period. Our goal is to examine traditional and alternative energy technologies to determine the use, if any, of thin films in their fabrication and operation. 

Date of Publication: Jun 21, 2016

Global PV inverter shipments grew 42% in 2015 to 59.7 GW, up from 42.1 GW in 2014. Shipment growth will be flat in 2016, as the Chinese and Japanese markets level off and the U.S. market works through a build-up of shipments from 2015, but the market will regain steam and grow 11% per year from 2016 to 2020. Overall, shifting global demand, rapidly evolving product preferences and competitive pricing will be key themes moving forward for the dynamic PV inverter industry.

Date of Publication: Jan 16, 2016
The scope of this investigation includes only major viable technologies and products implemented in all market sectors to concentrate, collect, receive, absorb or otherwise make available solar thermal energy for heating or power generation processes. These ST technologies can include various components such as receiver surfaces, receiver tubes (heat collection elements), solar collector assemblies (structural frames), reflective surfaces (mirrors, reflective film), and solar tracking and motion control systems. Solar thermal technologies are integral components to any ST system whose sales and manufacturing volumes are largely indicative of the actual or anticipated performance of the entire ST technology market. Emerging ST technologies anticipated to be commercially nonviable are not included in the market assessment of this report.

Date of Publication: Feb 16, 2016
This report will provide: An overview of the global market for the emerging third-generation, thin-film solar technologies based on...

Date of Publication: Sep 22, 2015

The scope of this report is intentionally wide. We cover the major sources of renewable energy as primary fuels—hydroelectric, wind, solar, geothermal and oceanic sources (wave, tidal and thermal) and liquid biofuels for transportation. There is no shortage in the marketplace of reports on each of these sources. However, what existing reports lack and what this report is intended to provide is a global perspective that places each source in a relevant context for decision makers in both the public and private sectors.

Date of Publication: Jun 16, 2015
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in terms of Annual Installation Capacity in Kilowatts. The Global market is analyzed by the following Segments: Architectural, Roofing, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020.

Date of Publication: Sep 24, 2015
This slide-based report highlights key trends and opportunities for reducing PV system costs necessary for driving strong project economics and the expansion of solar in the U.S. and globally. It walks through structural and electrical BOS, PV power electronics, installation labor, design and engineering, customer acquisition and logistics and other cost components. It also provides U.S. system cost breakdowns and a look at the evolution of PV BOS, as well as in-depth global market forecasts.