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REPORT # Nano-665 PUBLISHED February 18, 2014
Dye Sensitized Cell Markets - 2014
CATEGORIES :
  • Advanced Materials
  • Renewable Energy
  • SUMMARY

    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 Summary
    E.1 Opportunities for DSC Panel Makers
    E.2 Opportunities for Materials Suppliers
    E.3 Eight Firms to Watch in the DSC Space
    E.4 Eight-Year Forecast Summary for DSC Markets
     
    Chapter One: Introduction
    1.1 Background to this Report
    1.2 Objective and Scope of this Report
    1.3 Methodology of this Report
    1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology
    1.3.2 Data Sources
    1.3.3 Alternative Scenarios
    1.4 Plan of this Report
     
    Chapter Two: Important Recent Technical Trends in Dye Sensitized Cells
    2.1 Electrolytes
    2.1.1 Liquid
    2.1.2 Solid-State:  Beyond Iodine
    2.2 Electrode Materials
    2.2.1 Better Dopants for TiO2
    2.3 Future Use of Quantum Dots in DSCs
    2.4 Encapsulation and Substrates
    2.5 Eight-Year Projections of DSC Efficiencies
    2.5.1 Comparison to Other Thin-Film and Organic PV
    2.6 Key Points Made in this Chapter
     
    Chapter Three: Dye Sensitized Cells Markets and Forecasts
    3.1 Indoor Applications
    3.1.1 Solar Chargers
    3.1.2 Wireless Keyboards
    3.1.3 Apparel
    3.1.4 Eight-Year Forecast of Indoor DSC Applications
    3.2 Building-Integrated Photovoltaics
    3.2.1 BIPV Glass
    3.2.2 Solar Roofs
    3.2.3 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC in BIPV
    3.3 Retail Applications
    3.3.1 Outdoor and Indoor Advertising
    3.3.2 Point-of-Purchase Displays
    3.3.3 Solar Awnings and Umbrellas
    3.3.4 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC in Retail Applications
    3.4 Sensor Networks
    3.4.1 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks
    3.5 Emergency Power and Military Applications
    3.5.1 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks
    3.6 Automotive Applications
    3.6.1 Eight-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks
    3.7 Opportunities for DSC Products in Developing Nations
    3.8 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts
    3.8.1 Eight-Year Forecast by Type of Product and Application
    3.8.2 Eight-Year Forecast by Type of Material
    3.9 Key Points Made in this Chapter
     
    Chapter Four: DSC Suppliers and Strategies
    4.1.1 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 Space
    4.2.1 BASF (Germany)
    4.2.2 Everlight Chemical (Taiwan)
    4.2.3 Merck (Germany)
    4.2.4 Umicore (Belgium)
     
    List of Exhibits
    Exhibit E-1: Summary of the DSC Market 2014-2021
    Exhibit 2-1: Comparison of Features between DSC and Other Competing Solar Cell Technologies
    Exhibit 2-2: Key Trends of DSC Materials
    Exhibit 2-3: Typical Properties of Different Types of Organic Solvents
    Exhibit 2-4: Future Prospects for different Ionic Liquids, Redox Couples and Additives 
    Exhibit 2-5: Future Status of Solid-state and Quasi-solid State Electrolytes
    Exhibit 2-6: Material Choices as Encapsulants and Substrates
    Exhibit 3-1: Summary of Potential DSC Applications
    Exhibit 3-2: Price Assumptions of DSC Modules for each Application
    Exhibit 3-3: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-enabled Portable Charging Devices
    Exhibit 3-4: Eight-Year Forecasts for Embedded Devices
    Exhibit 3-5: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC Enabled BIPV Applications Glass Devices
    Exhibit 3-6: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC Enabled BIPV Applications Roofing/Siding Devices
    Exhibit 3-7: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Outdoor and Indoor Digital Signage
    Exhibit 3-8: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Retail Applications Point-of-Sale Devices
    Exhibit 3-9: Eight-Year Forecasts for Total DSC-based Retail Applications
    Exhibit 3-10: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Sensor Network Devices
    Exhibit 3-11: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Military Applications
    Exhibit 3-12: Eight-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Automotive Applications (AIPV)
    Exhibit 3-13: Grid-Connected DSC PV Market by Application 2014-2021
    Exhibit 3-14: Off-Grid DSC PV Market by Application 2014-2021
    Exhibit 3-15: Summary of Grid-Connected vs. Off-Grid DSC PV 2014-2021
    Exhibit 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 Forecast
    Exhibit 3-20: DSC Material Cost Assumptions: 2014 to 2021
    Exhibit 4-1: Potential of the Key Pure-Play DSC Firms

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