From Cost Reductions to Performance Enhancements: Mapping the $27 Billion Photovoltaic Materials Market

April 04, 2013 | State of the Market Report

In this report we present the size of the materials opportunity provided by crystalline Si, amorphous Si, CIGS and CdTe PV technologies. Based on our detailed cost and demand models we expect the PV materials market to reach $27 billion by 2018. In addition, this report covers materials innovation opportunities, such as conductive backsheets, high performance encapsulants and ITO replacements, that will enable higher margins for materials suppliers, and reduce not only $/W but also $/kWh.

Coverage Areas

  • Next Generation Power
  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Landscape
  • Analysis
  • Outlook
  • Appendix

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