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GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NanoMarkets has just added a new report to its schedule that will address current and future markets for organic photovoltaics, OPV.
GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NanoMarkets has just added a new report to its schedule that will address current and future markets for organic photovoltaics, OPV. a style='fon
NanoMarkets Announces Addition of New Report on Organic Photovoltaics to the Firm’s Schedule April 01, 2010 02:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time GLEN ALLEN, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NanoMarkets, a leading provider of market research and analysis for emerging energy markets, has just added a new report to its schedule that will address current and future markets for organic photovoltaics (OPV). The report, “Organic and Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics: Materials, Applications and Opportunities 2010” item Nano-196 will be released in early May of 2010. Visit the firm’s website at www.nanomarkets.net for further details. About the Report: It has always been apparent that organic photovoltaics (OPV) would not easily match the conversion efficiencies of the inorganic thin-film PV technologies or conventional silicon PV. Nonetheless, OPV has been expected to easily compete with its rivals on cost. Unfortunately, for OPV, this assumption is now being challenged. The cost of OPV has not declined as quickly as many had hoped, while competitive technologies have seen more rapid than anticipated reductions in cost. It is no longer a foregone conclusion that OPV will be the cheapest PV technology. Does this mean that the end of the road is near for OPV? We don't believe so. In this new report NanoMarkets analyzes the OPV industry and show which applications will preserve the OPV market as a growth business. OPV has some unique features that distinguish it from the inorganic TFPVs; features like extreme flexibility and ease of manufacturing that can allow it to enter some markets where the other PV technologies cannot. In this report, NanoMarkets discusses how and where these distinguishing features can be turned in opportunities. We also examine where hybrid organic/inorganic PV, notably dye sensitized cells (DSCs), is making its mark; in building integrated PV and other areas. This report provides NanoMarkets' latest analysis and forecasts of the opportunities available in OPV and DSC markets. The focus for growth in the OPV/DSC business now looks very different than predicted even a year ago so this report is essential reading for any firm seeking to generate new business revenues in this industry. Table of Contents Executive Summary Introduction: OPV and DSC in a competitive marketplace What's changed since last year Capitalizing on unique features of OPV and DSC Where OPV and DSC will fail Opportunities for technology improvement Opportunities for filling market niches Firms to watch OPV and DSC Technologies and Materials: What's New? What's Improved? OPV and DSC: the state of the art Recent improvements in efficiency in the lab and in commercial production Cost considerations: only the cheap survive New developments in OPV and DSC materials The encapsulation imperative OPV with inorganics: the new hybrid approaches Printing OPV and DSC: is this really the key to low cost Key points made in this chapter The New Markets for OPV and DSC Introduction: differentiating OPV and DSC from other PV technologies Competing on performance: depends what "performance" is Competing on cost: the race with inorganic TFPV What's left to compete on? Off-grid applications for OPV and DSC The return of the "solar calculator" Battery charging and portable electronics Power for signs PV anywhere: PV textiles, clothing, and tarps On-grid applications for OPV and DSC Utilities and conventional panels BIPV, architecture, and the power of plastic The rise of disposable PV? New opportunities for OPV and DSC in emerging electronics RFID finds a new power supply? OPV/DSC and batteries: a powerful pair? Truly disposable PV: can OPV make it happen? Other emerging opportunities for OPV and DSC Key points made in this chapter Forecasts for OPV and DSC Materials and Devices Forecasts of OPV materials, DSC materials, OPV devices by application and DSC devices by application Profiles of Companies Active in OPV and DSC Markets Agfa, Aisen Seki/Toyota, BASF, Dyesol, G24i, Global Photonic Energy, Hydrogen Solar, H.C. Starck, Heliatek, Konarka, Merck, Mitsubishi, Peccell, Solarmer, SolarPrint, Solaronix, Sony. About NanoMarkets: NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published numerous reports related to organic, thin film and printable electronics materials and applications. Visit www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services. Contacts NanoMarkets Robert Nolan, 804-270-7010 firstname.lastname@example.org Permalink: http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20100401006396/en/nanomarkets/opv/organic-photovolatics
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