Global Thin Film Market 2010-2014 by InfinitiResearch

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									2010–2014   Global Thin Film Market




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2010–2014                      Global Thin Film Market




            CONTENTS


            01. Executive Summary ..............................................1

            02. Introduction ........................................................... 2

            03. Market Coverage .................................................4
            04. Market Landscape ................................................5

            05. Vendor Landscape ...............................................9

            06. Buying Criteria ..................................................... 11

            07. Market Growth Drivers ........................................12

            08. Drivers and their Impact .....................................14
            09. Market Challenges .............................................15

            10. Market Trends ...................................................... 17

            11. Key Vendor Analysis ...........................................19
            11.1 First Solar Inc. ........................................................................ 19

            11.2 Sharp Corp. .......................................................................... 21

            11.3 Trony Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. ............................................. 23

            11.4 United Solar Ovonic LLC..................................................... 25

            12. Other Reports in this Series .................................26




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            EXHIBITS

            Exhibit 1: Global Thin Film Market 2010–2014 (US$ billion).............. 6

            Exhibit 2: Global Thin Film Market by Geographical
                       Segmentation – 2010 (Production) ................................. 7

            Exhibit 3: Global      Thin     Film    Market       by     Vendor
                       Segmentation – 2010 (Production) ................................10




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      01. Executive Summary
                             2010: US$4.5 billion
        Market Size
                             2014: US$13.7 billion

        Growth Rate          32.4 percent CAGR

                             APAC
        Key Geographies      EMEA
                             The Americas

                             Utilities
        Key Customer
                             Residential Consumers
        Segments
                             Commercial Consumers

                             Increase in Mergers and Acquisitions
                             Support from Venture Capital Firms
        Trends
                             Emergence of Chinese Companies
                             Growth of Organic Solar Cells

                             Cost-effectiveness of Thin Films
                             Increase in Investments by Governments
        Drivers
                             Technological Advancement
                             Increase in Environmental Awareness

                             Lack of Energy Conversion Efficiency
                             Fall in Crystalline Silicon Prices
        Challenges
                             Shortage of Indium and Tellurium
                             Slash in Solar Subsidies

                             First Solar Inc.
                             Sharp Corp.
        Key Vendors
                             Trony Solar Holdings Co. Ltd.
                             United Solar Ovonic LLC




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      02. Introduction
      Thin film cells are a form of solar cells that help in converting solar energy into electricity and
      providing abundant energy supply with minimal environmental damage. These cells are rapidly
      becoming as popular as the traditional crystalline silicon cells. There are three types of thin films
      available: amorphous silicon (a-Si), cadmium telluride (CdTe), and copper indium gallium
      selenide (CIGS). Semiconductors used in thin film solar cells are most often composed of non-
      crystalline varieties that are thin and flexible. These materials can be bent without breaking and
      do not require high temperature to do so. Therefore, the manufacturing process is less
      complicated and also cost-effective. CIGS is a relatively new technique that is gaining
      prominence within the Global Thin Film market. CIGS is proving to be more efficient than a-Si,
      which is used extensively globally. Owing to their capability to cater for large areas, thin film cells
      are often appropriate in area
								
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