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The recent announcement of dye sensitized cells (DSCs) based on perovskite material that provide a 15 percent efficiency shows that DSCs could be about to hit the PV mainstream. With such new developments in mind, this new report forecasts and analyzes the market for DSCs over the next eight years. NanoMarkets has been covering the ups and downs of the DSC sector for the past five years and we believe that DSC is entering into a new era. DSC technology will soon be able to provide efficiencies close to those of commercial thin-film solar panels. And, for the first time for years, DSC will be competing in a stable market environment for solar panels.
In the report, we examine how the leading players in the DSC space plan to generate revenues in this new business environment and how their addressable markets will grow in the next decade. Our analysis covers all the product/market areas that are being seriously suggested for DSC and shows how these markets are likely to evolve.
Because of its huge revenue potential we are especially interested in the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) sector and we also take a serious look at the opportunity for selling DSC products into the developing world; a market that several DSC firms have specifically targeted. This report also appraises the commercial significance of recent technical developments in the DSC space, especially the development of improved electrolytes both solid-state and liquid.
As always with NanoMarkets reports, this report also contains granular, eight-year forecasts of DSC panel and materials shipments in volume and value terms, broken down by application wherever possible. Materials covered include the critical components of the cells and modules; host, dye, and electrolyte materials; transparent and nontransparent electrode materials; and encapsulation materials.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive SummaryE.1 Opportunities for DSC Panel MakersE.2 Opportunities for Materials SuppliersE.3 Eight Firms to Watch in the DSC SpaceE.4 Eight-Year Forecast Summary for DSC MarketsChapter One: Introduction1.1 Background to this Report1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report1.3 Methodology of this Report1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology1.3.2 Data Sources1.3.3 Alternative Scenarios1.4 Plan of this ReportChapter Two: Important Recent Technical Trends in Dye Sensitized Cells2.1 Electrolytes2.1.1 Liquid2.1.2 Solid-State: Beyond Iodine2.2 Electrode Materials2.2.1 Better Dopants for TiO22.3 Future Use of Quantum Dots in DSCs2.4 Encapsulation and Substrates2.5 Eight-Year Projections of DSC Efficiencies2.5.1 Comparison to Other Thin-Film and Organic PV2.6 Key Points Made in this ChapterChapter Three: Dye Sensitized Cells Markets and Forecasts3.1 Indoor Applications3.1.1 Solar Chargers3.1.2 Wireless Keyboards3.1.3 Apparel3.1.4 Eight-Year Forecast of Indoor DSC Applications3.2 Building-Integrated Photovoltaics3.2.1 BIPV Glass3.2.2 Solar Roofs3.2.3 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC in BIPV3.3 Retail Applications3.3.1 Outdoor and Indoor Advertising3.3.2 Point-of-Purchase Displays3.3.3 Solar Awnings and Umbrellas3.3.4 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC in Retail Applications3.4 Sensor Networks3.4.1 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks3.5 Emergency Power and Military Applications3.5.1 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks3.6 Automotive Applications3.6.1 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks3.7 Opportunities for DSC Products in Developing Nations3.8 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts3.8.1 Eight-Year Forecast by Type of Product and Application3.8.2 Eight-Year Forecast by Type of Material3.9 Key Points Made in this ChapterChapter Four: DSC Suppliers and Strategies4.1.1 3G Solar (Israel)4.1.2 Dyesol (Australia)4.1.3 Fujikura (Japan)4.1.4 G24 Innovations (UK)4.1.5 Nissha Printing (Japan)4.1.6 NLAB Solar (Sweden)4.1.7 Oxford Photovoltaics (UK)4.1.8 Peccell (Japan)4.1.9 Samsung SDI (Korea)4.1.10 Sharp (Japan)4.1.11 Solaronix (Switzerland)4.1.12 SolarPrint (Ireland)4.1.13 Sony (Japan)4.1.14 SolarPrint (Ireland)4.2 Large Specialty Chemical Company Strategies in the DSC Space4.2.1 BASF (Germany)4.2.2 Everlight Chemical (Taiwan)4.2.3 Merck (Germany)4.2.4 Umicore (Belgium)List of ExhibitsExhibit E-1: Summary of the DSC Market 2014-2021Exhibit 2-1: Comparison of Features between DSC and Other Competing Solar Cell TechnologiesExhibit 2-2: Key Trends of DSC MaterialsExhibit 2-3: Typical Properties of Different Types of Organic SolventsExhibit 2-4: Future Prospects for different Ionic Liquids, Redox Couples and AdditivesExhibit 2-5: Future Status of Solid-state and Quasi-solid State ElectrolytesExhibit 2-6: Material Choices as Encapsulants and SubstratesExhibit 3-1: Summary of Potential DSC ApplicationsExhibit 3-2: Price Assumptions of DSC Modules for each ApplicationExhibit 3-3: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-enabled Portable Charging DevicesExhibit 3-4: Eight-Year Forecasts for Embedded DevicesExhibit 3-5: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC Enabled BIPV Applications Glass DevicesExhibit 3-6: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC Enabled BIPV Applications Roofing/Siding DevicesExhibit 3-7: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Outdoor and Indoor Digital SignageExhibit 3-8: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Retail Applications Point-of-Sale DevicesExhibit 3-9: Eight-Year Forecasts for Total DSC-based Retail ApplicationsExhibit 3-10: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Sensor Network DevicesExhibit 3-11: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Military ApplicationsExhibit 3-12: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Automotive Applications (AIPV)Exhibit 3-13: Grid-Connected DSC PV Market by Application 2014-2021Exhibit 3-14: Off-Grid DSC PV Market by Application 2014-2021Exhibit 3-15: Summary of Grid-Connected vs. Off-Grid DSC PV 2014-2021Exhibit 3-16: Eight-Year Summary of DSC Revenue by Application ($Millions)Exhibit 3-17: Eight-Year Summary of DSC Power Output by Applications (MWs)Exhibit 3-18: Eight-Year Summary of DSC Module Area by Application ( Millions Sq. Meters)Exhibit 3-19: Eight-Year DSC Material Market ForecastExhibit 3-20: DSC Material Cost Assumptions: 2014 to 2021Exhibit 4-1: Potential of the Key Pure-Play DSC Firms