NanoMarkets Announces Upcoming Report Titled "CIGS Photovoltaics Market Opportunities 2011" to Be Released in February 2011

This report also includes NanoMarkets' eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV broken down by type of application—BIPV, flexible devices, etc.—and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing.

Glen Allen, VA: Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has added a new report to its portfolio titled "CIGS Photovoltaics Market Opportunities 2011." The report is scheduled to release the week of February 28, 2011 and continues the firm's coverage of thin-film photovoltaic markets that dates back to early 2006. Additional details about the report are available at www.nanomarkets.net.


The report is available on the NanoMarkets website at prepublication rates through February 28, 2011.

About the Report:

In recent years, CIGS has become a collection of contradictions. While it has achieved the highest conversion efficiency among the thin-films, its progress toward high volumes has been sluggish. And while the volume growth of leading companies has been well behind the level of expectations that CdTe has set, dozens of small companies continue to enter the CIGS market, especially in China and Taiwan. Finally, while flexible CIGS PV—especially in the form of BIPV—is widely considered the path for success, there are still concerns about the durability of such flexible products given CIGS' sensitivity to moisture.

In this report NanoMarkets addresses the questions of what will it take for the large manufacturers of CIGS PV to finally approach the Gigawatt range in volume, what do the small players stand to gain by entering this crowded field, what is the value proposition of CIGS that makes it so attractive, will CIGS ever make real money, and will investors be available to build the necessary capacity?
This report also analyzes the money-making opportunities for CIGS PV examined from the perspectives of CIGS' strengths (high performance and flexibility) and its weaknesses (sensitivity to moisture and difficult manufacturing processes). It takes an honest look at the processes and strategies of the various firms making CIGS and at the markets in which CIGS has unique advantages.

This report also includes NanoMarkets' eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV broken down by type of application—BIPV, flexible devices, etc.—and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. See www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of the firm's reports and related articles.

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