TMCNet:  Global Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Glass Markets 2014 and Beyond

[April 23, 2014]

Global Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Glass Markets 2014 and Beyond

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin - Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "BIPV Glass Markets 2014 and Beyond" report to their offering.

This latest report on BIPV glass analyzes future scenarios for BIPV. It includes a detailed eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of building and PV technology and in both volume and value terms. It also discusses the BIPV glass strategies of leading glass and PV firms as well the community of firms whose core business is developing and installing BIPV glass.

One possible road to a larger addressable market for BIPV glass will be to use solution-processed PV layers and here it is noted that both Pilkington and AGC are already actively involved in joint development projects that could do just that. With this in mind, this report examines how the economics of BIPV glass will evolve based on c-Si, thin-film, and DSC/OPV materials This report also discusses how BIPV glass can better be sold to architects, who are sometimes skeptical of the BIPV glass concept, but remain the key decision makers on the demand side. In part this is about improved marketing. But as is discussed in this report, it is also a matter of playing up the aesthetic advantage of solar glass (for example with tinted and colored products) and by incorporating additional smart features such as hybrid light/photovoltaic capability.

The BIPV glass sector has been dominated by prestige buildings, which will account for 90 percent of BIPV glass revenues in 2014. However, BIPV glass is a key enabling technology for zero net energy buildings which are expected to expand rapidly due to the growing number of mandates in both the US and EU. For example, EU Directives demand zero energy capability for all buildings by 2021. As a result, BIPV glass for zero net energy buildings will reach $1.1 billion by 2019 compared with $30 million today.

Thin-film PV, DSC and OPV are often touted as technologies that will revolutionize BIPV glass because of their light weight, flexibility and potentially low cost. However, NanoMarkets contends that the poor business conditions that have beset the whole solar industry for the past thee years have set back the development of less conventional PV technologies. As a result crystalline silicon will continue to dominate the BIPV glass sector until after 2019. The only other solar material that is expected to do reasonably well in the BIPV glass sector during the forecasting period is CIGS, which will reach around $245 million in revenue by 2019.

Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary - Changes in Market Conditions for BIPV Glass since the Previous Report - Opportunity Analysis and Roadmap by Type of BIPV Glass Product - Companies to Watch in the BIPV Glass Market - Opportunity Analysis by Country/Region - Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts for BIPV Glass Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: BIPV Glass: Likely Technology and Product Evolution - Why BIPV Glass Will Take Business from BAPV in the Coming Decade - Factors on Which BIPV Glass Can Effectively Compete With BAPV - Crystalline Silicon Products Will Dominate the BIPV Glass Market - Other Solar Materials Options for BIPV Glass: A Future Beyond c-Si - Current and Future use of CIGS in BIPV Glass - Current and Future use of CdTe in BIPV Glass - Is there a Future for OPV and DSC in BIPV Glass? - A Note on Amorphous Silicon - Novel Research Directions for BIPV Glass: Towards Monolithic Integration - BIPV Integrated Into Smart Glass - Changes in the Supply Chain Remain Vital to the Success of BIPV Glass - Aesthetics, Architects and BIPV Glass - Notes on Retrofits - Encapsulation Issues for BIPV glass - Ongoing Challenges for BIPV Glass Chapter Three: Critical Markets for BIPV Glass - Factors Impacting Status of BIPV Glass - Specialized BIPV Subsidies - BIPV Glass in Skylights, Facades, Atriums and Canopies - Prestige Commercial, Government and Multi-tenant Residential Buildings - BIPV Glass in Other Commercial and Government Buildings - BIPV Glass in Residential Buildings - A Note on BIPV Glass in Industrial Buildings - BIPV Glass Markets by Regions Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of BIPV Glass - Forecasting Methodology - Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Building - Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Area and MW Shipped - Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Value ($ Millions) - Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Product - Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Type of Solar Material - Eight-Year Forecast of BIPV Glass by Country Region - Alternative Scenarios Companies Mentioned - AGC - Ascent Solar - Belectric - BGT Bischoff Glastechnik - DuPont - Eclipsall - elQ - Exeger - First Solar - Flexcell - GE - Glass 2 Energy - Heliatek - JA Solar - Mage Sunovation - Manz - MGT - Onyx - Oxford Photovoltaics - Pilkington - Rheinzink - Seiksui Heim - Sharp - Singulus Technologies - Solar Frontier - Stion - SunPower - Solarcentury - TULiPPS - Union Energy Glass For more information visit CONTACT: Research and Markets, Laura Wood, Senior Manager. Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 Sector: Glass (, Nanotechnology ( .


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