NanoMarkets Announces Latest Report on BIPV Products for Walls
NanoMarkets has begun shipping its latest report on the building-integrated
photovoltaics (BIPV) market titled, "BIPV Wall Markets - 2012."
Glen Allen, Virginia - September 6, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has
begun shipping its latest report on the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market
titled, "BIPV Wall Markets - 2012." This report quantifies the potential for wall-attached
PV, repurposed BIPV roofing products, BIPV curtain walls and dedicated BIPV siding. It
also discusses future directions for BIPV walling; from integrations with outdoor panel
lighting to "solar paint." Although negligible today, NanoMarkets sees the BIPV walling
market exceeding $1.5 billion ($US) in revenues by 2016.
Additional details about the report are available at:
NanoMarkets has covered the BIPV market for more than six years; it recently
published penetrating analyses of both the BIPV glass and BIPV roofing markets as
well as BIPV substrates and encapsulation.
About the Report:
In this report, NanoMarkets identifies the opportunities from the fastest growing
segment of BIPV; BIPV walling products. For each product type this report contains
separate eight-year forecasts with breakouts by value ($ millions), volume (MW) and
PV technology. Other forecasts show which types of buildings and which geographical
regions will generate revenues and how this will change over time.
Among the firms discussed within the report include: BISEM, Dow Chemical, Evonik,
Gloria Solar, Guardian Industries, Heliatek, Mage Sunovation, Onyx Solar, Pythagoras,
RECKLI, Soladigm, Solar-Wall, Sol-Ice and Tata Steel.
Findings from the Report:
In terms of products specifically designed for BIPV walling, the most developed are
BIPV curtain walls; a small niche today, although it will grow to reach around $250
million by 2016. For the next few years most of the revenues from “BIPV walls” will
come from conventional PV panels disguised by architectural features or from
“repurposed” BIPV roofing. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets expects solar panel makers,
outdoor wall product firms and start-ups to catch onto the BIPV wall opportunity quite
quickly and to respond by designing dedicated products for BIPV walls. These might be
products that can be easily attached to walls or that are plug-in replacements for
popular siding or wall tiling options. NanoMarkets believes that dedicated BIPV siding
products will exceed $1 billion in sales by the 2016-2017 period although these sales
will come at the expense of conventional solar panels and walling products.
NanoMarkets also notes that BIPV siding is an easier business to get into than BIPV
roofing, because required product lifetime requirements are much lower for siding than
The advent of dedicated BIPV walling products is also good news for firms making
flexible solar panels with CIGS and OPV/DSC technologies. Flexible panels are
inherently lightweight and therefore ideally suited to wall installations. These
technologies also have a smaller reduction in cell performance under indirect or
shaded illumination and this again makes them highly suited to wall installations. Many
of the suppliers of these types of PV panels have targeted BIPV walling and by 2016,
almost 40 percent of BIPV wall products are expected to be built using CIGS or
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other
areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader
in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV industry.
Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other
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