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					The Future of Non-Silicon Thin-Film
Technology – A Cost Perspective


                                                                              Reference Code: GDAE0022VPT

                                                                              Publication Date: OCT 2008




Alternative Energy Viewpoint                                                    GDAE0022VPT / Published OCT 2008
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Table of Contents


1           Table of Contents

1      Table of Contents                                                                                    2

1.1       List of Figures                                                                                    4


2      GlobalData Viewpoint                                                                                 5

2.1       Summary                                                                                            5


3      The Future of Non-Silicon Thin-Film Technology – A Cost Perspective                                  6

3.1       Introduction                                                                                       6

3.2       The Growth of Thin-Film technology                                                                 6

3.3       Non-Silicon Thin-Film Technology to Follow the Foot Steps of Crystalline Silicon Technology 8

3.4       Conclusion                                                                                        10


4      Recent Developments                                                                                 11

4.1       Sep 25, 2008: aleo solar Begins Construction On Turnkey Solar Farm In Germany                     11

4.2       Sep 23, 2008: Spain To Ease Proposed Cut On Solar Subsidy Cap                                     11

4.3       Sep 17, 2008: Sputnik And Wurth Solergy Commence 3 MW Thin Film Project                           12

4.4       Sep 15, 2008: Nanosolar To Build 10 MW Solar Farm In Germany                                      12

4.5       Sep 05, 2008: SBDL To Build Thin Film Solar Cell (PV) Plant In Florida                            13

4.6   Aug 28, 2008: Day4 Announces Partnership With CLS To Finance PV Power Generation
Projects In Europe                                                                                          14

4.7       Aug 14, 2008: PG&E Signs Contract Wit
				
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