Photovoltaic market is expected to grow from 5.8 GW to 38 GW by 2015

Chemicals & Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 2010 is the third edition of this report that examines emerging materials requirements in solar cell and module production and quantifies the global markets for these advanced chemicals and materials. According to the report, the driver of growth in the PV market will be the global end market demand for solar power, which is expected to grow from 5.8 GW to 38 GW by 2015.

The updated report includes long-term forecasts by cell type that combine Linx-AEI’s unique perspectives on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) as a function of module performance with geography-specific considerations such as local incentives and irradiance. As a result, this report includes detailed perspectives and insights into chemicals needs for individual cell and module types for crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, tandem-junction, CdTe and CI(G)S cells and modules.

Chemicals & Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 2010 outlines market opportunities available to chemicals and materials suppliers as a result of strong volume growth. The report examines the emergence and impact of critical technologies around Texturization and cleaning; metallization; selective emitters; backsheets; frontsheets; and encapsulants.

Linx-AEI Consulting is a leading international consulting firm serving the photovoltaics and electronics industries. The firm develops industry reports on chemicals and materials, processing technology, cell and module technologies, and grid parity analyses, including unique financial perspectives on the health of the industry.