The Future of Thin Film Solar
Greentech Media's inaugural research report, The Future of Thin Film Solar, is the first of a series of joint projects with the esteemed Prometheus Institute. The Institute's president, Travis Bradford, is the author of the book Solar Revolution and a recognized expert on solar technologies and market trends.
The Future of Thin Film Solar analyzes the technical merits of different thin-film solar technologies, their mark ets and applications, manufacturing costs and prices and the dynamics of a growing and exciting new industry. The 75 page report identifies more than 80 companies planning to provide thin film products and explores the manufacturing methods and product differentiators for various technological approaches, including:
- Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
- Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)
- Copper Indium (Gallium) di-Selenide (CIS/CIGS)
- Emerging (Dye-sensitized, Organic or Nano-materials)
- The report also includes market data about the major manufacturers by region and technology, as well as a discussion of the feedstock issues that could affect this growing industry segment. It projects thin-film production volumes, costs and market dynamics through 2015.
Packing the substantial insight of the authors into an easy-to-use format, this report is invaluable for anyone who is interested in understanding thin-film photovoltaic technology and industry dynamics.