NanoMarkets Says that Dye Sensitized Cell (DSC) PV Market Poised to Expand Greatly in the Next Several Years

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of its latest report on the DSC market titled, "Markets for Dye-Sensitized Cell Photovoltaics 2012."   NanoMarkets believes that even as the overall PV industry is reeling from rapidly declining panel prices, cutbacks in government support, and failing firms, DSC is a technology with solid growth prospects. 

In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market value of DSC modules at the application level will grow from about $40 million in 2012 to over $500 million by 2015.  Then, after building-integrated PV (BIPV) applications for DSC PV take off, the firm anticipates that the market value will exceed $4.4 billion by 2019. At the same time, the market for DSC materials is expected to grow from a value of just under $12 million in 2012 to over $1.2 billion by 2019.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/dye_sensitized_cell_markets_2012.  Members of the press can request a full executive summary from the report. 

NanoMarkets is also set to release an update to its coverage of the organic photovoltaic (OPV) market within the next two weeks of this release.    Details of that report are available at: http://nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/opportunities_in_the_organic_photovoltaics_market_2012

About the Report:

In the past two years, the dye sensitized cell (DSC) market has come of age and has moved out of its R&D phase.  The performance of DSCs is now comparable with amorphous silicon PV, but with much more potential than a-Si for performance improvements.  DSC PV also offers an ability to be deployed on flexible substrates and perform under non-peak insolation.

This report provides an in-depth market analysis of recent developments in DSCs, examining the meaning of the latest products, strategies and technical developments.  We identify how performance improvements are likely to help grow addressable markets for DSC and where these new markets are to be found.  Specifically, we examine the potential for DSC in the BIPV sector and how DSC is likely to do in a world in which solar energy is not the hot topic that it was a few years ago.

The report also appraises the commercial significance of the developments that have taken place in the DSC over the past year such as the attempts to reduce the cost of dyes and electrodes.  And, as always with NanoMarkets reports, this report also contains granular forecasts of DSC panel and materials shipments in volume and value terms.

Lastly, the report contains a discussion of some of the key players in the DSC marketplace, including 3GSolar, G24 Innovations, NLAB Solar, Dyesol, Oxford Photovoltaics, Solaronix, Solarprint, BASF, Merck, Umicore, Pilkington/NSG, Tata Steel, Everlight Chemical, Timo Technology, EPFL, Fujikura, and Peccell.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of this kind and has been covering the photovoltaics sector for more than six years.  Visit www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

SOURCE NanoMarkets



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