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Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells in US$ Thousand by the following Technologies: Amorphous Silicon, Cadmium Telluride, and Copper Indium Selenide/Copper Indium Gallium Selenide. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 44 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
Astronergy/Chint Solar
AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG
First Solar, Inc.
Hanergy Holding Group Ltd.
Kaneka Corporation

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1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Thin Film
Thin Film PV Cells
Amorphous Silicon (A-Si) Based Photovoltaic Cells
Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Based Photovoltaic Cells
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) Based Photovoltaic Cells
2. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells: Compact, Flexible, Eco-Friendly and Low Cost Features Spur Adoption
Environmental Concerns and Increasing Governed Investments in Solar Power Augurs Well for the Thin Film Solar Cells Market
Asia-Pacific, with China at the Helm, Spearheads Growth in Thin Film PV Cells Market
Surging Demand for CdTe and CIGS Thin Film PV Cells to Foster Market Growth
Table 1: Global Thin Film PV Module Production (2017): Percentage Breakdown of Production Output for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS Technologies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Sustainable, Uninterrupted Supply Needs Fuel Thin Film Cell Use in Residential, Commercial and Utility Sectors
A Peek into Applications of Photovoltaic Thin Films
3. GROWTH DRIVERS, MARKET TRENDS & ISSUES
Solar Power – The Major Application Area of Thin Film PV Cells
Growing Focus on Renewable Sources of Energy Favors Market Growth
Table 2: Global CO2 Emissions (2015 & 2040): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Emissions by Fuel Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 3: Targets for Electricity Production from Renewable Energy Sources in Select Countries
Robust Growth for Solar PV Industry: Potential Growth Opportunities for Thin Films PV Market
Table 4: Top 10 Countries Worldwide by Annual PV Installed Capacity in GW for 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 5: Top 10 Countries Worldwide by Cumulative PV Installed Capacity in GW for 2017 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Increasing Government Investments Drive Growth in the Thin Films Photovoltaic Market
Thin Film Technology Moves Ahead
Thin Film PV – A Substitute to Crystalline Silicon Technology
Comparison between Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Technologies
Table 6: Comparison Chart of Solar Cell Efficiencies for Crystalline Silicon and Thin Films with respect to Temperature
Table 7: Efficiency Drop of Crystalline Silicon Technology with respect to Different Conditions
Table 8: Global PV Module Production by Technology (2017): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume for Mono-Si, Multi-Si, and Thin Film (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Thin Film Efficiencies Inch Closer towards Silicon Cells
Table 9: Efficiency Comparison of Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film PV Module Technologies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
CIGS – An Emerging Thin Film Technology Gaining Immense Popularity
CIGS Market: A Glance at the Past
Environmental Concerns of Cadmium in Photovoltaic Thin Film Production
Perovskite Solar Cells: An Emerging Thin Film PV Cell Technology
Miniaturization Trend in Electronics Favors Growth in the Thin Films Market
Flexible Thin Film Cells Gain Attention
BIPV: A Promising Technology for Power Generation in Residential or Commercial Buildings
Table 10: World Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Market by Geographic Region - Annual Installation Capacity in Megawatts for Years 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 11: Global BIPV Market (2017): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
BIPV Roofing Market – Residential Building Activity Favors Growth
CIGS – An Emerging Thin Film Technology to Take the Lead
Thin-film Solar Panels for Residential Sector: A Wider Choice of Panels for Homeowners
Challenges in Thin-film PV Industry
4. PHOTOVOLTAIC INDUSTRY - AN OVERVIEW
Renewable Energy Technologies: The Road Ahead
Solar Electricity: Advantages and Disadvantages
Developing Countries: Biggest Potential
Solar Photovoltaics – An Overview
Solar PV Industry Poised for Robust Growth
PV Cells & Modules Market: A Past Perspective
Photovoltaic Sector Exploring New Options for Achieving Grid Parity
Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Vying for Viability
Technology Advancements to Make Solar PV More Affordable
Subsidy free Solar Industry – The Future
Need to Achieve Grid Parity to Drive Future Growth
5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Thin Film – Definition
Thin Films: Advantages and Disadvantages
Thin Film Technology
Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
Solar Modules
Types of Solar Cells and Modules
Solar Cell Types
Crystalline Solar Cells
Single Crystalline Silicon Cells
Poly Crystalline Silicon Cells
Thin Film PV Cells
Comparison of Solar PV Technologies by Select Parameter
Advantages of Thin Film Solar Cells
Applications of Thin Film PVs by Material Type
Organic PV (OPV) Cells
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
Copper Indium Diselenide
Cadmium Telluride (Cd-Te)
Thin Film Deposition Techniques
List of Chemical and Physical Deposition Methods
List of General Applications of Thin Films in Various Fields
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Competitive Scenario
A Glance at Major Manufacturers of Thin Film PV Cells
6.1 Focus on Select Players
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (USA)
Astronergy/Chint Solar (China)
AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
First Solar, Inc. (USA)
Hanergy Holding Group Ltd. (China)
Global Solar Energy, Inc. (USA)
MiaSolé (USA)
Solibro GmbH (Germany)
Kaneka Corporation (Japan)
NexPower Technology Corp. (Taiwan)
Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group (USA)
Solar Frontier K.K (Japan)
SoloPower Systems, Inc. (USA)
Trony Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China)
TSMC Solar Limited (Taiwan)
6.2 Product Innovations/Introductions
Hanergy Introduces Humbrella Thin-Film Solar Powered Umbrella
Sunflare Develops Lightweight CIGS Panels
First Solar Releases Series 6 Thin Film PV Module
Hanergy Thin Film Unveils Hantile Thin-Film Solar Panel
6.3 Recent Industry Activity
Hanergy TF Announces New Thin Film Production Lines for Industrial Parks in China
First Solar Announces Construction of a New CdTe Thin Film Production Facility in Ohio
TS Group Takes Over Calyxo
Hanergy and BAIC BJEV Partner to Develop TF Solar Products for Homes and Cars
Hanergy and MTbike Ink Agreement for Integration of TF Solar Panels into Bikes
Audi Inks MoU with Alta Devices for Thin Film Solar Cells
AVANCIS Enters into Partnership with Fibrobeton
General Membrane Enters into Strategic Partnership with MiaSolé
7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13: World Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 14: World 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By Material
Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for a-Si Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16: World Historic Review for a-Si Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17: World 14-Year Perspective for a-Si Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19: World Historic Review for CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 20: World 14-Year Perspective for CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for CIGS/CIS Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: World Historic Review for CIGS/CIS Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23: World 14-Year Perspective for CIGS/CIS Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8. REGIONAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
8.1 The United States
A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Thin Film Modules: A Minuscule Share of Utility-Scale Solar PV Electricity Market
Table 24: US Utility-Scale Power Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Cumulative Installed Capacity by Module Type for Crystalline Silicon, Thin Film and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25: Annual Installed Capacity in GW of Solar Power PV in the US for the Years 2012 through 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 26: US Thin Film Solar PV Electricity Generating Cumulative Capacity in GW in Select States for 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Solar Energy Dynamics Influence Demand for Thin Films
Table 27: Electricity Generation Market in the US (2017): Percentage Breakdown of New Capacity Additions for Natural Gas, Solar, Wind and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cell Revs up the Engine of Growth
B. Market Analytics
Table 28: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 29: US Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30: US 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8.2 Canada
A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
PV Technology Market in Canada: High Growth on Offer
End Use Market: Huge Potential for Thin Film Market
B. Market Analytics
Table 31: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 32: Canadian Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8.3 Japan
A. Market Analysis
Current & Future Analysis
Favorable Government Schemes Propel Growth
B. Market Analytics
Table 34: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: Japanese Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8.4 Europe
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
European Companies Seek Newer PV Materials
EU-Funded Consortium to Focus on Development on Perovskite Solar Cells
Germany
A Promising Solar Energy Market
Table 37: German Photovoltaic Market by PV Material (2018E) - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for CdTe, CIGS, Monocrystalline Silicon, Polycrystalline Silicon and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Rooftop Solar Market to Witness Growth
B. Market Analytics
Table 38: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39: European Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 40: European 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 41: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42: European Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43: European 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8.5 Asia-Pacific
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Overview of Select Regional Markets
China
India
Table 44: Indian Solar PV Market by Technology: Percentage Breakdown of Module Production by Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Technologies for the Years 2012-13, 2014-15 and 2016-17 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
B. Market Analytics
Table 45: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 46: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 47: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 50: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8.6 Latin America
Market Analysis
Table 51: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52: Latin American Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 53: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
8.7 Rest of World
Market Analysis
Table 54: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55: Rest of World Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 56: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Material - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
9. COMPANY PROFILES Total Companies Profiled: 44 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 51)
The United States (14)
Canada (1)
Japan (3)
Europe (16)
- France (1)
- Germany (10)
- Rest of Europe (5)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (17)

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