Global Solar Panels industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Solar Panels in US$ Million by the following types: Thin-Film Solar Panel, and Crystalline Solar Panel. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2006 through 2015. The report profiles 55 companies including many key and niche players such as BP Solar International, Inc., Bosch Solar Energy AG, Dyesol Ltd., EniPower S.p.A, Evergreen Solar, Inc., E-Ton Solar Tech Co., Ltd., Flisom AG, GE Energy, Global Solar Energy, Inc., Hitachi Metals America, Ltd., Isofoton SA, JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., Kyocera Corporation, Matrix Solar Technologies, Inc., Miasole, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited, Motech Industries, Inc., Nanosolar, Inc., Primestar Solar, Q-Cells Se, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Sanyo Solar, Sharp Corporation, Signet Solar, Inc., Sunpower Corporation, Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd., and Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

Sunlight: The Most Dependable Source of Energy II-1

Current and Future Market Analysis II-1

US and China to Lead the Solar Panel Industry II-2

Global Solar Panel Market Challenged by Economic Recession II-2

Key Growth Drivers and Constraints II-2

Solar Energy: Riding on GREEN Strength II-2

Increasing Demand for Clean Energy to Drive Solar Cell

Equipment Market II-3

Solar: A Part of the Energy Mix Portfolio II-3

Developing Countries: Biggest Potential II-4

Government Participation: Providing a Helping Hand II-4

Tax Concessions and Incentives: Giving Impetus to the Market II-5

Remote Industrial and Habitational Markets: Putting the

Solar Industry in Overdrive II-5

Semiconductor Based Solar Cells Ready for Terrestrial Invasion II-6

Thin-Film Solar Cell Market to Witness Substantial Rise II-6

Participation of Solar Panel Manufacturing Companies on Decline II-7

Prices of Solar Panels to Reduce Significantly II-7

Residential Solar Markets to Experience High Growth II-7

Prepackaged Systems: Heralding the Plug 'n' Play Era II-8

Solar Parks-The Growth Driver of PV Panels II-8

Imbalance in the Supply and Demand Causes Unrest among Solar

Panel Producers II-9

Major Photovoltaic Power Plants II-9

Table 1: Major Photovoltaic Power Plants in the World

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

Current Trends in Solar Energy Sector II-10

Future Directions: The Shape of Things to Come II-10

The Economics of Solar Energy: A Feasibility Study II-11

Solar Competitiveness II-11

Rising Ecological Economy Spurs Solar Market II-12

Growing Energy Demands: Option Sun II-12

Increasing Pollution Levels: Ringing Alarm Bells II-12

Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Vying for Viability II-13

Renewable Energy Technologies: The Road Ahead II-13

Capacity Expansions: Order of the Day II-14

2. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-15

Photovoltaic Systems: An Introduction II-15

Working of a Solar Cell II-15

Advantages II-16

Disadvantages II-16

Cost II-17

Characterization of Solar Cells in Terms of PCE and QE II-17

Prevalent Solar Cell Technologies II-17

Components and Accessories of a PV (Photovoltaic) System II-18

Solar Panels II-18

Storage Devices II-19

Batteries II-19

Power Conditioning Equipment II-19

Inverters II-19

Auxiliary Power Systems II-19

Solar Thermal Generating Systems II-19

Collector Systems II-20

Amonix Inc's PV Concentration System II-20

Solar Hot Water Heating Equipment II-20

Active Systems II-20

Space Heating II-20

Solar Powered Lasers II-21

Classification of Solar Cells II-21

Crystalline Solar Cells II-21

Single Crystalline Silicon Cells II-22

Poly Crystalline Silicon Cells II-22

Thin Film Solar Cells II-22

Advantages of Thin Film Solar Cells II-22

A Technical View of Different Thin Film Technologies II-23

Copper Indium Diselinide (CIS)-based Solar Cells II-23

CuInSe2-based Solar Cells II-23

a-SiH-based Solar Cells II-23

CdTe-based Solar Cells II-24

Comparison between Thin-Film and Crystalline Solar Panels II-24

Categories of Solar Panels II-24

Low Voltage/Low Power Panels II-24

Small Panels II-24

Large Panels II-25

Solar Cell Technologies II-25

First Generation II-25

Second Generation II-25

Third Generation II-25

Comparison of Different Generations of PV Technologies II-26

Raw Materials and Production Process II-26

Semiconductor Materials Used II-26

Aluminum: The Best Back Plane Material II-26

Solar Cell Production Process II-27

Solar Power Applications II-27

PV System Types II-31

Off-Grid Systems II-31

Grid Connected Systems II-31

Key End use Sectors for PV Systems II-32

Residential Photovoltaic Systems II-32

Consumer Electronics II-32

Tourist & Holiday Homes II-32

Industrial/Commercial Consumption II-33

Central Power Stations II-33

Solar + Wind Hybrid Systems: Brief Overview II-33

3. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS II-34

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Services Installs Solar Panels II-34

GWS Technologies to Accept Orders for Solar Panels II-34

Mitsubishi Electric Installs CNNA Prato Logistic Center II-34

California Organizations Install Solar Panels II-34

Universal Energy Group Incorporates Nansulate® Offerings in

Solar Panel Systems and Solar Heaters II-34

BP Solar, Black Hills Energy and Colorado State University

Partner to Install Solar Electric Power Systems II-35

Lassen Energy Develops Hybrid Solar Panel Test Models II-35

Evergreen Solar Enters in Two Long-Run Sales Contracts II-35

Evergreen Solar and IBC SOLAR Enter in Long-Run Sales Contract II-36

Suntech Power to Supply Solar Panels to The North Face II-36

3000-Watt Solar Panel to be Deployed II-36

HSBC Deploys Solar Panels II-37

Georgia Tech Research Institute Develops Three Dimensional

Solar Panel II-37

4. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-38

Owens Corning Launches Solar Panel Array II-38

Konarka Technologies Launches Konarka Power Plastic 20 Series II-38

SunPower Launches SunPower 315 Solar Panel II-38

SANYO Launches HIT Power® N Series Solar Panels II-38

Sharp Introduces Solar Power Generation System II-39

Akeena Launches Andalay Solar Panels II-39

Belden Rolls Out UL-Type PV Solar Cables II-40

LG Launches LG GD510 II-40

Evergreen Solar Unveils New Solar Panels of ES-C Series II-40

Mitsubishi Electric Rolls Out New PV Modules II-40

LG Electronics Launches Environment Friendly Mobiles II-41

Samsung Introduces New Eco-Friendly Phone II-42

Los Angeles Metro Launches a Renewable and Energy Efficient

Power Project at Transit Facility II-42

HORIBA STEC to Launch Residual Gas Analyzer II-43

UW-Rock County Launches Solar Panels II-43

Nanosolar Launches Nanosolar Utility Panel™ II-43

Capacitec Launches Series of Parallelism Sensor Systems and

Non-Contact Capacitive Gap II-44

Marsh and Munich Re to Unveil Insurance Tool II-44

Solaren to Introduce Solar Panels II-44

Morristown Launches Solar Panels II-44

Sanyo Launches HIT Double Solar Panel II-44

Morgan Solar Launches Sun Simba HCPV System II-45

Day4 Energy Launches Solar Panel Technology II-45

Nissan Introduces Nuvu II-45

LINAK Launches Series of Actuator Systems II-46

Xantrex Launches Xantrex Gateway II-46

OCS Energy Launches SolarWash™ II-46

Solyndra Launches Solar Photovoltaic System II-46

SolarFrameWorks Launches PowerBoost II-47

Concordia Homes Launches Solar-Powered Residence in Nevada II-47

Evergreen Launches 195W PV Panel II-47

GE Energy Launches Latest Wireless Meter Designed For

Brilliance™ Solar Systems II-48

Suntech Power Unveils 60 Cell PV Silicon Crystalline Modules II-48

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-49

Energy Conversion Devices and Solar Integrated Technologies

Merge II-49

China Gengsheng Minerals Commences Trial Production of

Abrasives Product II-49

Centron Solar to Establish Sales Hub II-49

Panasonic to Acquire Controlling Interest in Sanyo Electric II-49

Angolan bank BPA to Buy Qimonda Solar Plant II-49

First Solar Takes Over Optisolar's PV Projects II-50

Sunrise Consulting Group to Establish New Subsidiary II-50

Clairvoyant Energy and Xtreme Power Enter into Agreement II-50

Silex Systems Purchases Sydney Olympic Park Plant II-50

Sunfilm and Sontor Merge II-50

Solon and American Solar Electric Ink Agreement II-51

NRG Solar Purchases First Solar's Solar Generation Plant II-51

Shenzhen Xinhonglian Solar Energy Inks MoU with Bakhu Holdings II-51

Robert Bosch Acquires Stake in Aleo II-51

Mac1 Industries Inks Agreement with IAGreen II-52

First Solar Acquires Solar Projects Pipeline from OptiSolar II-52

China Winsaint Solar Inks Agreement with Blackhawk II-52

Suntech Power to Establish Facility in Arizona II-52

Siemens to Acquire Solel Solar II-52

AU Optronics to Acquire Controlling Stake in M. Setek II-52

China Solar Power Purchases ThinSilicon II-53

Petra Solar and BP Solar to Extend Collaboration II-53

BP Solar and Jabil Circuit Ink Agreement for Manufacturing

Solar Modules II-53

Dyesol Sets Up Dyesol Japan II-53

Timo Technology and Dyesol Make Additional Investment in

Dyesol-Timo II-54

Merck and Dyesol Ink Agreement II-54

Dyesol Joins Project on Development of Dye Solar Cells II-54

Jiawei Solarchina and Evergreen Solar Commences Construction

of New Manufacturing Plants II-55

Evergreen Solar Inks Agreements with Hubei Science &

Technology Investment and Jiawei Solarchina II-55

Evergreen Solar Establishes New Headquarters II-56

Evergreen Solar and RMT Ink Agreement II-56

SunPower and SunRay Establish Power Plant II-56

SunPower and FPL Group Ink Supply Agreement II-56

Nanosolar Completes Development of Panel Factory in Germany

and Begins Serial Production at San Jose Plant II-57

SunPower Signs Agreement with Xcel Energy to Develop Solar PV

Power Generating Plant II-57

Mulk Holding to Establish Solar Panel Facility in Sharjah II-57

NH Hoteles Inks Agreement with Isofoton II-57

BP Solar and RGE Energy Enter into Partnership II-58

Veeco Instruments Purchases Mill Lane Engineering II-58

Xtreme Energetics and HP Ink Agreement II-58

Intel to Establish New Company II-59

Probe Manufacturing Inks Letter of Intent to Acquire Solar

Masters II-59

Solar Thin Films Purchases Stake in Weihai BlueStar Photovoltaic II-59

Solutia Sets up Saflex® Photovoltaic Business II-59

Borevind Purchases Stake in Gallivare PhotoVoltaic II-60

Dyesol Establishes New Production Plants II-60

Permasteelisa and ERG Renew Collaborate with Dyesol Italia

for Developing DSC Panels II-60

Evergreen Solar Commences Expansion of Manufacturing Facility II-60

GE Energy Enters into Partnership with GAF Material Corporation II-61

GE Energy Acquires Additional Interest in Prime Star Solar II-61

Mitsubishi to Expand Production Capacity II-61

Suntech and Akeena Solar Sign License Agreement II-62

Adept Technology Secures Design Wins in Solar Power Sector II-62

EverQ Establishes Production Plant in Germany II-62

PrimeStar Solar Inks a Joint R&D Agreement with National

Renewable Energy Laboratory II-63

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-64

BP Solar International, Inc. (US) II-64

Bosch Solar Energy AG (Germany) II-64

Dyesol Ltd. (Australia) II-64

EniPower S.p.A. (Italy) II-65

Evergreen Solar, Inc. (US) II-65

E-Ton Solar Tech Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) II-65

Flisom AG (Switzerland) II-65

GE Energy (US) II-65

Global Solar Energy, Inc. (US) II-66

Hitachi Metals America, Ltd. (US) II-66

Isofoton SA (Spain) II-66

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) II-67

Kyocera Corporation (Japan) II-67

Matrix Solar Technologies, Inc. (US) II-67

Miasole (US) II-68

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan) II-68

Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited (India) II-68

Motech Industries, Inc. (Taiwan) II-68

Nanosolar, Inc. (US) II-69

Primestar Solar (US) II-69

Q-Cells Se (Germany) II-69

Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-69

Sanyo Solar (Japan) II-69

Sharp Corporation (Japan) II-70

Signet Solar, Inc. (US) II-70

Sunpower Corporation (US) II-70

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (China) II-71

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., Ltd. (China) II-71

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-72

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Solar Panels by Geographic Region- US, Japan, Europe, Asia

Pacific, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by

Installations in Megawatts for the Years 2006 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for Solar Panels by

Geographic Region- Percentage Breakdown of Installations for

US, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of World Markets for

the Years 2006, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Solar Panels by Type- Thin-Film Solar Panel and Crystalline

Solar Panel Markets Independently Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for the Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 5: World 10-year Perspective for Solar Panels by Type-

Percentage Breakdown of Installations for Thin-Film Solar

Panel and Crystalline Solar Panel Markets for the years 2006,

2009, and 2015 II-74

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Tax-Tariff Acts Spoilsport III-1

Sudden Decline in Solar System Prices III-1

Factors Responsible for Falling Solar Module Prices III-2

Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cell Revs up the Engine of Growth III-2

Table 6: US Solar Panels Market - Shipments of PV Cells and

Modules (2006-2008): Percentage Breakdown by Type -

Crystalline (Single Crystal and Cast and Ribbon), Thin-Film

Silicon, and Concentrator Silicon (Percentage share based

on kWp shipped) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 7: US Solar Panels Market - Shipments of PV Cells and

Modules (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown by Type -

Crystalline (Single Crystal and Cast and Ribbon), Thin-Film

Silicon, and Concentrator Silicon (Percentage share based

on Revenue Earned) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 8: US Solar Panels Market - Distribution of PV Cells

and Modules (2007 & 2008): Percentage Breakdown by Channel-

Installers, Wholesale Distributors, End Users, Retail

Distributors, Module Manufacturers, and Exporters

(Percentage share based on kWp shipped) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 9: US Solar Panels Market - Shipment of Photovoltaic

Modules and Cells in Peak Kilowatts, and Number of

Operating Players, During the Period 2001 to 2008 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 10: US Shipment of Photovoltaic Modules and Cells (In

Peak Kilowatts), and Number of Operating Players, During

the Period 2001 to 2008 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-5

Imports & Exports Scenario III-6

Table 11: US Photovoltaic Cell and Module Exports Market

(2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown by Value Export by

Destination Country for Germany, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong,

Japan, France, Singapore, South Korea, China, Italy, and

Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 12: US Photovoltaic Cell and Module Imports Market

(2008 & 2009): Percentage Breakdown by Value Imports by

Source Country for China, Japan, Mexico, Philippines,

Malaysia, Taiwan, Germany, Thailand, Sweden, UK, and Rest

of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Market Segmentation III-7

Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) III-7

Consumer Electronics III-8

Communications III-8

Non-BIPV Electricity Generation III-8

Transportation III-8

Table 13: US Cells and Modules Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Crystalline Silicon, Thin-Film Silicon, and

Concentrator Silicon Cells and Modules Shipments by Market

Segment - Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Electric

Power, and Transportation (% based on kWp shipped)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 14: US Cells and Modules Market (2007 & 2008):

Percentage Breakdown Shipments by Market Segment -

Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Electric Power, and

Transportation (% based on kWp shipped) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 15: US Cells and Modules Market (2008): Percentage

Breakdown of Crystalline Silicon, Thin-Film Silicon, and

Concentrator Silicon Cells and Modules Shipments by

End-Use Segment - Electricity Generation (Grid Interactive

and Remote), Communications, Consumer Goods,

Transportation, Water Pumping, Cells/Modules To OEM, and

Health (% based on kWp shipped) (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-10

Government Initiatives III-10

Promoting PV in the US: A Look at Various Government Programs III-11

Market Trends/Issues III-12

Grid Expansion: A Costly Affair III-12

Increasing Production Capacity: Positive Signs III-12

Utility Companies: Playing a Major Role III-12

The Future of PV III-13

The Blueprint III-13

DOE: The Fund Provider for PV Research III-13

PV Research in the US III-13

NREL's Record Breaking Technology III-14

Technological Developments III-14

Product Launches III-16

Strategic Corporate Developments III-23

Key Players III-28

B.Market Analytics III-31

Table 16: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in Megawatts

for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-31

2. JAPAN III-32

A.Market Analysis III-32

Outlook III-32

Solar Panel Market to Witness Rise in Installations III-32

Demystifying Japan's Success in Solar Energy III-32

PV Production Scenario III-33

Japan in the Year 2004: A Self-Supporting & Subsidy-Free

Solar Market III-34

A Peek Into Two of Japan's Erring Solar Giants III-34

Solar Projects III-34

Sunshine Projects: Making the Sun Shine in Japan III-34

GENESIS Project: World Wide Web of PV Power Generating

Systems III-35

The NEDO Contribution III-35

NEDO's Research Contributions III-36

Development of Advanced PV Modules III-36

Super High-Efficiency Compound Solar Cells III-36

The METI Strategy III-37

Table 17: Public Budget Allocation in Japan (METI) in 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Market Trends/Issues III-38

Grid Connected PV: Increasing Market Share III-38

Table 18: Installed PV Systems Breakup in Japan by

Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Non Domestic,

Grid-Connected Distributed and Centralized - 2001-2005 (In

kW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Bridging the Gap Between Conventional and PV Power Tariffs III-39

Equipment Costs: The Core Issue III-39

Solar Companies Increasing Production III-39

Solar Products: A Common Scenario III-39

Product Innovations III-40

Strategic Corporate Developments III-40

Key Players III-41

B.Market Analytics III-43

Table 19: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

3. EUROPE III-44

A.Market Analysis III-44

Europe Leads the Market in Solar Energy Usage III-44

Solar Thermal Market on a Growth Path III-44

Germany Emerges as the European Leader III-45

PV: Gaining Market Share III-45

Status of PV Tariffs and Related Subsidies in Select EU

Countries III-46

Product Innovations III-48

B.Market Analytics III-50

Table 20: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels by Geographic Region- France, Germany,

Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed by Installations in Megawatts for Years 2006

through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 21: European 10-Year Perspective for Solar Panels by

Geographic Region-Percentage Breakdown of Installations for

France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets

for the Years 2006, 2009, and 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-51

3a. FRANCE III-52

A.Market Analysis III-52

Outlook III-52

Solar Usage in France III-52

Table 22: Cumulative Installed PV Power in France by

Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic,

Grid-Connected Distributed, and Grid-Connected Centralized:

2002 - 2005 (In kW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Governmental Support and Funding III-53

A Glance at the French Solar Photovoltaic Power Market III-53

B.Market Analytics III-54

Table 23: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

3b. GERMANY III-55

A.Market Analysis III-55

The German Solar Energy Market: A Review III-55

Table 24: German Renewable Energy Electricity Production

(2007): Percentage Breakdown of Distribution of Renewable

Energy Electricity for Wind, Hydro, Biogas, Bio energy

Solid, Photovoltaics, Bio energy Liquid and Geothermal

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Solar Panel Market to Grow Again III-56

German Solar Panel Industry Challenged by Several Factors III-56

Installed Capacity III-57

Table 25: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Germany by

Application - Off-Grid and Grid-Connected: 2001-2005 (In

MW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Trends/Issues III-57

PV Tariffs to Reach Conventional Tariffs III-57

High Subsidies: Acting as Stimulants III-58

Companies Increasing Production, Seeking Newer Materials III-58

Technological Development III-59

Product Innovation III-59

Strategic Corporate Developments III-59

Key Player III-61

B.Market Analytics III-61

Table 26: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

3c. ITALY III-62

A.Market Analysis III-62

Solar Panel Market in Italy on Rise III-62

Table 27: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Italy by

Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic,

Grid-Connected Distributed, Grid-Connected Centralized:

2001-2005 (In kW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Imports Scenario III-63

Competitive Scenario III-63

Research Programs III-63

Technological Development III-63

Strategic Corporate Developments III-64

B.Market Analytics III-65

Table 28: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

3d. SPAIN III-66

A.Market Analysis III-66

Spanish Photovoltaic Sector Thrives on Higher Feed-in Tariff III-66

Solar Panel Market Witnesses Wattage Oversupply III-66

Renewable Energy Environment III-66

Table 29: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Spain by

Application - Off-Grid and Grid-Connected for 2006 (In kWp) III-67

Developments in the Field of Solar Energy III-67

One of the Leading European Producers III-67

Issues Before the Industry III-67

The Technology Scenario III-68

PV Programs III-68

PV Installations in Spain III-68

The Tudela Project III-68

Key Player III-69

B.Market Analytics III-69

Table 30: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

3e. REST OF EUROPE III-70

A.Market Analysis III-70

Review of Select Regional Markets III-70

Austria III-70

Table 31: Newly Installed PV Power in Austria by

Application - Standalone, Grid-Connected Distributed and

Grid-Connected Centralized in 2008 (In kW) III-70

Table 32: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Austria by

Application - Stand-alone, Grid-Connected Distributed and

Grid-Connected Centralized: 2001-2008 (In kW) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

Poland III-71

Russia III-71

United Kingdom III-72

The Solar Panel Market III-72

Table 33: Cumulative Installed PV Power in the United

Kingdom by Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid

Non-Domestic and Grid-Connected Distributed for 2008 (In

kWp) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 34: Cumulative Installed PV Power in the United

Kingdom by Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid

Non-Domestic and Grid-Connected Distributed: 2001-2005

(In kWp) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Government Initiatives III-73

PV Programs III-74

National Program for Photovoltaics III-74

DTI Sustainable Energy R&D Program III-74

Renewables Obligation III-74

Northern Ireland PV Market III-75

Strategic Corporate Developments III-75

Technological Development III-76

Key Player III-76

B.Market Analytics III-77

Table 35: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations

in Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

4. ASIA-PACIFIC III-78

A. Market Analytics III-78

Outlook III-78

Taiwan and China Gain Visibility on the Global Landscape III-78

B.Market Analytics III-79

Table 36: Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Solar Panels by Geographic Region- Australia,

China, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific Markets

Independently Analyzed by Installations in Megawatts for the

Years 2006 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 37: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for Solar Panels

by Geographic Region-Percentage Breakdown of Installations

for Australia, China, South Korea, and Rest of Asia Pacific

Markets for the Years 2006, 2009, and 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

4a. AUSTRALIA III-81

A. Market Analytics III-81

Outlook III-81

PV Market - An Overview III-81

Table 38: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Australia by

Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic,

Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized:

2001-2005 (In kW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Support for Solar Energy III-82

Government Cuts Down Rebates on Solar Power Sales III-82

Competitive Scenario III-82

Strategic Corporate Development III-83

Dyesol Ltd. - A Key Player in Australia III-83

B.Market Analytics III-84

Table 39: Australian Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations

in Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

4b. CHINA III-85

A.Market Analysis III-85

China to Lead in Global Solar Panel Consumption III-85

China to Commence Mass-Production of Thin-film Photovoltaic

Cell III-86

Key Players III-86

Product Launch III-87

Strategic Corporate Developments III-88

B.Market Analytics III-89

Table 40: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations in

Megawatts for years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

4c. SOUTH KOREA III-90

A.Market Analysis III-90

Outlook III-90

Table 41: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Korea by

Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic and

Grid-Connected Distributed: 2001-2005 (In kW) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Renewable Energy Market in Korea Expected to Grow in Near Term III-90

The Solar Scenario: Increasing Government Support III-91

Competitive Scenario III-92

B.Market Analytics III-93

Table 42: South Korean Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by Installations

in Megawatts for years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

4d. REST OF ASIA PACIFIC III-94

A.Market Analysis III-94

Outlook III-94

Overview of Select Regional Markets III-94

Hong Kong III-94

PV Market - An Overview III-94

Government Support III-94

PV Projects III-94

India III-95

Leading the Sun Brigade III-95

Government Initiatives III-95

Competitive Scenario III-96

Solar Power: The Sunny Side of Energy III-96

Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited - A key Player in India III-96

Taiwan III-97

Leading Players & Market Entrants III-97

Taiwan Introduces New Legislations to Promote Solar Power

Installations III-97

Motech Industries, Inc. - A Key Player in Taiwan III-98

Thailand III-98

Introduction III-98

Solar Energy: Proving to be the Best Alternative III-98

Grid Electricity Vs Solar Electricity III-99

Table 43: Grid Vs. Solar Electricity in Thailand:

1990-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99

Barriers to Solar Energy III-100

Solar Initiatives III-100

Solar Powered Homes III-100

Solar Energy Park III-100

Product Launches III-101

B.Market Analytics III-102

Table 44: Rest of Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current and

Future Analysis for Solar Panels Market Analyzed by

Installations in Megawatts for years 2006 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

5. REST OF WORLD III-103

A.Market Analysis III-103

Overview Of Select Regional Markets III-103

Canada III-103

Table 45: Newly Installed PV Power in Canada by

Application - Standalone, Grid-Connected Distributed and

Grid-Connected Centralized in 2008 (In kW) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103

Table 46: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Canada by

Application - Stand-alone, Grid-Connected Distributed and

Grid-Connected Centralized: 2001-2008 (In kW) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-104

Equipment Market III-104

PV Technology: The Prospects III-104

The Barriers III-105

Government Initiatives III-105

Israel III-106

Table 47: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Israel by

Application - Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic,

Grid-Connected Distributed and Grid-Connected Centralized

for 2007 (In kW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Mexico III-106

Solar Electricity in Mexico III-106

Applications III-106

Table 48: Cumulative Installed PV Power in Mexico by

Application Off-Grid Domestic, Off-Grid Non-Domestic, and

Grid-Connected Distributed for 2006 (In kW) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-107

UAE III-107

Solar Panel Manufacturers to Witness Growth in UAE III-107

Product Launches III-107

B.Market Analytics III-109

Table 49: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future

Analysis for Solar Panels Market -Analyzed by Installations

in Megawatts for Years 2006 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 55 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 67)

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Region/Country Players

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The United States 31

Canada 3

Japan 5

Europe 17

France 1

Germany 10

Spain 2

Rest of Europe 4

Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 10

Middle-East 1

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