The global thin film solar cell market size was valued at USD 15,421 million in 2018, which is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.4% from 2020 to 2027, to reach USD 50,512 million by 2027.
Thin film solar is particularly made by placing one or more layers of photovoltaic material on a surface, such as plastic, glass, or metal. The thickness of these cells varies from few nanometers to micrometers and are relatively lightweight and flexible. These cells are ideal for variety of applications, owing to their non-penetrating peel and flexibility. These are widely employed for residential, commercial, and utility purposes.
The factors that drive the market growth are increase in awareness toward boosting green energy, rise in energy consumption globally, growth in installation flexibility, and cost & performance efficiency of thin film solar cell. However, high initial manufacturing cost and technological complexity associated with the use thin-film solar cells are expected to hamper the market growth. Furthermore, rise in environmental concerns and increase in research activities in the field of thin film solar cells are expected to provide a substantial growth opportunity in the near future.
Thin film solar cells are cost-effective and is an efficient way to transform sunlight into electricity. These films own the property of bandgap and requires ten times lesser quantity of material to absorb light as compared to silicon. Thin films are easier to work with and utilized low cost substrate that make them relatively cheaper as compared to silicon. Moreover, several research activities resulted into the increased efficiency of thin film solar cell, which beat multi-crystalline silicon cells.
The key players profiled in the report are Oxford Photovoltaics, Hankey Asia Ltd., Global Solar, Inc., Xunlight Kunshan Co. Ltd., Kaneka Corporation, First Solar, Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., MiaSole Hi-Tech Corp., Trony Solar, and Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
The report emphasizes on different types of thin-film solar cells, which include cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous thin-film silicon. Based on end-user, the market is classified into residential, commercial, and utility. Based on installations, it is bifurcated into on-grid and off-grid. Geographically, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. In addition, it highlights various factors that impact the growth of the global market, such as key drivers, restraints, growth opportunities, and the role of different key players.
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The copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) is the most lucrative in the market, followed by cadmium telluride (CdTe). CIGS solar cells have the superior performance efficiency as compared to other cells along with reduced manufacturing cost and comprises less amount of the toxic material. It is manufactured by depositing a thin layer of copper, indium, gallium, and selenide on substrate. These materials have a high absorption coefficient, which helps absorb more sunlight.
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The Thin Film Solar Cell market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Thin Film Solar Cell market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
This report focuses on the global Thin Film Solar Cell market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Thin Film Solar Cell market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Thin Film Solar Cell market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.
In terms of production side, this report researches the Thin Film Solar Cell capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Thin Film Solar Cell by regions (countries) and application.
Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Thin Film Solar Cell market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.
With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Thin Film Solar Cell market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Thin Film Solar Cell market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.
The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.
Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Thin Film Solar Cell industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.
Thin Film Solar Cell market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Thin Film Solar Cell market.
Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Thin Film Solar Cell market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Thin Film Solar Cell market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Thin Film Solar Cell. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Thin Film Solar Cell. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Thin Film Solar Cell are as follows:
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In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.
This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.
Market Size Estimation
Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).
The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.
Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.
All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.
Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.
Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.
In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.
The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.
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