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BIPV Glass Markets 2015-2022

BIPV Glass Markets 2015-2022

In our view, BIPV overall is in a transition and must refine its messaging to an end-user base with shifting priorities. More than ever these products need to be sold, and technologically developed, with an emphasis on aesthetics and what can be called "smart" capabilities, creating more dimensions along which to compete such as color, transparency, and substrate conformability. Where we envision the next stage of "true" BIPV, and sooner rather than later, is in BIPV glass with truly multifunctional and monolithically integrated products. This future will rely heavily on thin-film, OPV, and DSC technologies with the promise of lower-cost fabrication to reduce overall costs. We also anticipate a reshaping of manufacturing strategies and supply chains to develop and deliver these products, building on partnerships already been forged between alternative PV materials companies and big glass companies. 


Executive Summary
E.1 Changes in BIPV Glass: Moving Toward Monolithic Integration
E.1.1 Monolithic Integration:  BIPV as a Smart Material
E.1.2 BIPV Beyond c-Si
E.2 Where  and How BIPV Glass Markets Will Expand
E.2.1 Continued Support for Zero-Energy Buildings
E.2.2 BIPV in the City
E.3 Market Challenges for BIPV glass
E.3.1 BIPV Raises Cost Concerns
E.3.2 Installation: Still Mostly Prestige
E.4 Companies to Watch in BIPV Glass Development
E.4.1 Are Big Glass Companies Still Committed to BIPV?
E.5 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for BIPV Glass
Chapter One: Introduction
1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 The Evolution of BIPV: Towards Monolithic
1.2 Changing Strategies for BIPV Glass
1.2.1 Technology Decisions
1.2.2 Making BIPV Resonate with Customers
1.2.3 Building a BIPV Business Ecosystem
1.3 Objectives and Scope of this Report
1.4 Methodology of this Report
1.5 Plan of this Report
Chapter Two Technology Trends in BIPV
2.1 Silicon-based BIPV: Small Improvements That Matter
2.1.1 Improvements in c-Si PV
2.1.2 Examples of c-Si-based BIPV
2.2 Thin-Film PV and BIPV: Stirring the Pot
2.2.1 Thin-film a-Si
2.2.2 Thin-film CIGS
2.2.3 Thin-film CdTe
2.3 OPV: BIPV as a Market-of-Choice
2.4 DSC:  A Head Start, but Reason to Wait?
2.4.1 Perovskites:  BIPV and the Future of DSC?
2.5 Encapsulation Developments and their Importance for BIPV glass
2.5.1 Encapsulation for CIGS
2.5.2 Encapsulation for OPV and DSC
2.6 The Role of Flexible Substrates in BIPV
2.6.1 Challenges for Flexible Substrates
2.6.2 Plastics and Foils
2.6.3 BIPV  and Flexible Glass
2.7 Key Points from This Chapter
Chapter Three: Market Trends for BIPV Glass
3.1 The Road to Monolithic Integration
3.1.1 Example: Onyx Solar
3.1.2 Multifunctional Glass and BIPV
3.1.3 BIPV and Smart Windows
3.1.4 Solliance: A Future Vision for BIPV Manufacturing
3.1.5 Spray-on Solar
3.2 Installation Trends
3.2.1 Factors Shaping BIPV Standards
3.2.2 Need for BIPV Design Tools
3.3 Noteworthy New BIPV Installations
3.3.1 White is the New Black
3.3.2 Crafting Colored BIPV Panels
3.3.3 Graz's "Smart District"
3.3.4 Other BIPV Installation of Note
3.4 Key Points from This Chapter
Chapter Four: Market and Marketing Considerations for BIPV Glass
4.1 How to Sell Next-Generation BIPV
4.1.1 Can BIPV Still be Sold as Green Technology?
4.1.2 Selling Strategies for BIPV in a New Green Era
4.1.3 Selling BIPV Glass on Aesthetics and Design
5.3 The Importance of Local Presence:  Building a BIPV Supply Chain
5.3.1 How Local BIPV Helps Manufacturers
5.3.2 What a Successful BIPV Glass Supply Chain Will Look Like
5.4 Key Points from This Chapter
Chapter Five: Eight Year Forecasts for BIPV Glass
5.1 Forecasting Methodology and Assumptions
5.1.1 General Economic Assumptions
5.1.2 Pricing Assumptions
5.2 Eight-Year Forecasts of Demand in Key BIPV Glass Regions/Countries
5.2.1 U.S.
5.2.2 Europe
5.2.3 Japan
5.2.4 China
5.3 Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Product Type
5.4 Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Technology/Material
5.5 Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Substrate
5.5 Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Building
5.5.1 Prestige Office Buildings:  A Key Market for BIPV
List of Figures and Exhibits 
Exhibit E-1: BIPV Glass Applications and Opportunities
Exhibit E-2: BIPV Market Scenarios
Exhibit E-3: Companies Key to BIPV Glass Success
Exhibit 1-1: The Four Stages of BIPV Market Evolution
Exhibit 2-1: c-Si based BIPV Glass Products
Exhibit 3-1: BIPV Glass Applications and Opportunities
Exhibit 4-1: Selling BIPV as a “Green Technology”
Exhibit 4-2: Net-Zero-Energy Building Regulations
Exhibit 5-1: Overall PV Shipments and Share of BIPV Glass Products
Exhibit 5-2: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Country/Region ($ Millions)
Exhibit 5-3: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Product Type, % of MW Market Share
Exhibit 5-4: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass Area Shipped (Million sq. meter)
Exhibit 5-5: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by MW Shipped (MWs)
Exhibit 5-6: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Product ($ Millions)
Exhibit 5-7: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Technology/Material Share (MW %)
Exhibit 5-8: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by MW Shipped (MWs)
Exhibit 5-9: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Area Shipped (Million sq. meter)
Exhibit 5-10: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Material ($ Millions)
Exhibit 5-11: Total BIPV Substrate and Encapsulation Revenue by BIPV Module Type
Exhibit 5-12: Eight-year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Building ($ Millions)

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