Dec. 17, 2013 11:14 UTC

Research and Markets: 2013 Report on the Global OPV Technology Market - Includes Forecast to 2020

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the Global OPV Technology Market - Includes Forecast to 2020" report to their offering.

Although thin-film solar cells are still in infancy, they are expected to come into competition with silicon solar cell in the near future, considering their advantages such as low energy consumption, high economic feasibility with a short payback period, and the manufacturing process allowing large-area products. Especially, OPVs (organic photovoltaics) have recently made rapid progress for recent years, and they are definitely one of the most promising technologies in the field of next-generation photovoltaics.

Mitsubishi, which is playing a leading role in the field of OPVs, is spurring R&D, aiming at entering the commercialization stage by 2014-2015. Although OPVs show relative low efficiency in large-area modules employing flexible substrates, there is rapid progress in efficiency of large-area flexible modules with the development of continuous printing process technologies, which increases market expectations for commercialization.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction of OPVs

Part 1. OPV patent/R&D trend and market forecast

2. OPV patent trend analysis

3. OPV R&D trend

4. OPV market analysis and forecast (2009-2020)

Part 2. OPV technology development trend by element

5. OPV technology development trend 1

6. OPV material development trend

7. OPV device and modularization technologies

8. OPV printing process techniques and development trend

9. Conclusion

10. Index

Companies Mentioned:

  • CDT
  • CPOS
  • Fraunhofer ISE
  • GIST
  • Global Photonic Energy Corporation
  • Heliatek (Germany)
  • KIMM (Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials)
  • KNP Energy
  • KRICT (Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology)
  • Konarka (USA)
  • Konkuk University Fraunhofer Institute
  • LG Chem
  • LOIS (Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells, Austria)
  • Mitsubishi Chemicals (Japan)
  • OCM (Optoelectronic Components and Materials Group, USA)
  • Plextronics (USA)
  • Risoe National Lab (Denmark)
  • Solarmer Energy (USA)
  • Sumitomo Chemicals (Japan)
  • Teijin DuPont Fim (Japan)
  • Toray (Japan)

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Sector: Energy and Natural Resources, Power, Solar Power

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