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REPORT # Nano-375 PUBLISHED July 11, 2011
Building Integrated Photovoltaics Markets, 2011
CATEGORIES :
  • Renewable Energy
  • Emerging Electronics
  • SUMMARY
    This new report is the latest in NanoMarkets’ ongoing coverage of the BIPV market; a market in which NanoMarkets has been providing path-breaking analysis for four years.  As the result of our research we believe that while many of the trends that we have tracked in the BIPV space before are still powerful, we now stand at the cusp of BIPV becoming a key part of the emerging green building materials revolution, and it is on the opportunities resulting from this that this report is particularly focused.
     
    This new report tracks and quantifies the latest developments in the BIPV sector, showing, for example, how and where collaborations between the PV industry and construction industry are creating new ways to add value to buildings and creating new ways for both industries to make money.  This report also discusses how BIPV may benefit from today’s regulatory climate. Because BIPV enables the costs of the building fabric and photovoltaic system to be shared over the same infrastructure, NanoMarkets sees the BIPV market as having an increasingly attractive business case, even if subsidies for PV are reduced, as seems likely.  Thus BIPV may be an important step towards PV becoming a substantial industry that may eventually be self-sustaining without government subsidies.
     
    The coverage of the report includes the residential and commercial/industrial sectors; new construction and retrofits.  We consider the sizes of the various BIPV markets, the roles and strategies of important firms in the industry, and the various PV technologies as they relate to BIPV.  In total the report provides a thorough guide to the revenue-generating opportunities for BIPV over the next eight years.
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Executive Summary

    E.1 The Evolving Business Case for BIPV
    E.2 BIPV and Aesthetic Opportunities
    E.2.1 Aesthetics and the New Market for BIPV
    E.2.2 Aesthetics, Architects and BIPV
    E.3 Market Positioning and Distinguishing Features of BIPV
    E.3.1 Opportunities for PV Companies
    E.3.2 Opportunities for Architects, Builders, and Roofers
    E.3.3 Opportunities for Distribution and Retail
    E.4 Firms to Watch
    E.4.1 Ascent Solar Technologies (NASDAQ: ASTI)
    E.4.2 Dow Chemical
    E.4.3 Dyesol and Tata and Corus
    E.4.4 Global Solar
    E.4.5 Konarka and Solarmer
    E.4.6 Lumeta
    E.4.7 Odersun
    E.4.8 Pythagoras Solar
    E.4.9 Soltecture
    E.4.10 SRS Energy
    E.4.11 Sunovation
    E.4.12 United Solar Ovonic
    E.5 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of BIPV Markets

    Chapter One: Introduction

    1.1 Background of this Report
    1.1.1 BIPV Market Drivers
    1.1.2 Three Approaches to Building Integration:  Rigid, Flexible, Transparent
    1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report
    1.3 Methodology of this Report
    1.4 Plan of this Report

    Chapter Two:  Recent Commercial Developments in BIPV

    2.1 Rigid BIPV: Roofing and Cladding
    2.1.1 Rigid BIPV Trends in 2010 and 2011
    2.1.2 Key Suppliers in the Rigid BIPV Sector
    2.2 Flexible BIPV:  Shingles, Laminates, Etc.
    2.2.1 Flexible BIPV Trends in 2010 and 2011
    2.2.2 Key Suppliers in the Flexible BIPV Sector
    2.3 BIPV Glass:  Transparent and Semitransparent
    2.3.1 BIPV Glass Trends in 2010 and 2011
    2.3.2 Key Suppliers in the BIPV Glass Sector
    2.4 Cost Issues
    2.4.1 Cost of Roofing Materials
    2.4.2 Cost of PV
    2.4.3 Cost Benefits of BIPV Glass
    2.5 BIPV Trends by Type of PV Technology
    2.5.1 Crystalline Silicon
    2.5.2 Thin-Film Silicon
    2.5.3 CIGS
    2.5.4 CdTe
    2.5.5 OPV and DSC
    2.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter

    Chapter Three: Characteristics of BIPV Markets

    3.1 BIPV and Prestige Buildings: Real Market or PR?
    3.1.1 BIPV Demand Drivers
    3.1.2 BIPV Mandates
    3.1.3 Role of Strategic Partnering
    3.1.4 Maturity of Technologies for BIPV
    3.2 BIPV and Residential Property Markets
    3.2.1 Roofing and Siding Materials in Residential Buildings
    3.2.2 BIPV Glass
    3.3 BIPV and Commercial Property Markets
    3.3.1 Roofing Materials in Commercial Buildings
    3.3.2 Siding Materials in Commercial Buildings
    3.3.3 BIPV Glass
    3.4 Architects as Shapers of the BIPV Market
    3.5 BIPV Developments in Key International Markets
    3.5.1 Japan
    3.5.2 China
    3.5.3 Germany
    3.5.4 U.S.
    3.6 Can BIPV be Just Another Building Product?
    3.6.1 BIPV Codes and Regulations
    3.6.2 BIPV Reliability and Bankability
    3.6.3 Distribution Channels for BIPV
    3.7 Key Points Made in this Chapter

    Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts

    4.1 Forecasting Methodology
    4.1.1 Economics, Construction and BIPV
    4.1.2 Alternative Economic Scenarios
    4.1.3 Scope of Forecast
    4.2 BIPV Cost by Product Type
    4.2.1 Cost Assumptions for Rigid BIPV Forecasts
    4.2.2 Cost Assumptions for Transparent/Semi-Transparent BIPV Forecasts
    4.2.3 Cost Assumptions for Flexible BIPV Forecasts
    4.3 Eight-Year Forecasts of Rigid BIPV Tiles and Panels
    4.4 Eight-Year Forecasts of Transparent and Semi-Transparent BIPV Products
    4.5 Eight-Year Forecasts of Flexible BIPV Products and Laminates
    4.6 Summary of Forecasts
    4.6.1 Summary of Worldwide BIPV Markets by Product Type
    4.6.2 Summary of Worldwide BIPV Markets by Watts Shipped and  Technology Type

    Abbreviations and Acronyms Used In this Report
    About the Author

    List of Exhibits

    Exhibit E-1:  Cost Advantages and Disadvantages of BIPV
    Exhibit E-2:  Aesthetic Advantages and Disadvantages of BIPV
    Exhibit E-3: Summary of BIPV Markets ($ Millions)
    Exhibit 2-1: Cost of PV Systems per Square of Roof Area, 10 Percent Module Efficiency ($)
    Exhibit 2-2: Peak Power Producible per Square of Roofing
    Exhibit 3-1: Interest in BIPV by End-Use Segment as Determined by ROI Term
    Exhibit 3-2: Common Building Requirements for BIPV
    Exhibit 3-3: Major PV Standards that also Apply to BIPV
    Exhibit 4-1: BIPV Cost by Product Type (Cost per Watt $)
    Exhibit 4-2: Rigid BIPV Installations by Technology
    Exhibit 4-3: BIPV Glass Installations by PV Technology
    Exhibit 4-4: Flexible BIPV Installations by PV Technology
    Exhibit 4-5: BIPV Products by Product Type
    Exhibit 4-6: BIPV Installations by PV Technology

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