DSC Solar Technologies: Global Markets
The global market for installed photovoltaic power reached 42,000 MW in 2014. The market is expected to reach 70,000 MW by 2020 from 50,000 MW million in 2015, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 70.0% from 2015 to 2020.
- An overview of DSC solar technologies and their related global markets.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2014, 2015, and projections of CAGRs through 2020.
- Advances in solar cell design, their incorporation on flexible substrates, the development of solid state modules, their enhanced stability in outdoor environments, and their scalable fabrication tools and techniques.
- Coverage of fabrication processes and design configurations of dye-solar modules including series connections, parallel connections, ball grid DSC, and combined series and parallel connected DSMs.
- A look at DSC modules, including transparency, light weight, flexibility, conformability, workability under low-light conditions, and easy integration in buildings as solar windows.
- Profiles of major players in the industry.
The scope of this study encompasses the major DSC markets, according to region, through to 2014, with forecasts from 2015 to 2020.
This BCC Research analysis also compares DSCs against other commercialized solar technologies, such as monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon and thin-films (e.g., amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, copper indium diselenide). Further, the report analyzes each technology — but will focus on DSCs and examine its current and potential efficiency — assess the current market status of each, examine their future market impact and give PV production and sales volumes for 2014, as well as projections during the period from 2015 to 2020.
Various technical issues are discussed and a thorough economic analysis of each technology and its impact on future growth is presented. We also examined the main areas where DSC applications show strong potential in the short and medium term, and conducted a comparison with other major PV technologies in the market: BIPV, PV production plants and integration into low-power consumer electronics.
In this report, we analyze the PV industry on a global basis, including manufacturing capacity and consumption by various regional markets. We also examine the research efforts of research centers and companies over PV technologies, in particular DSCs.
Juan Toribio Bueso holds master's degrees in industrial organization, biochemistry and molecular biology, and nanoscience and nanotechnology. For more than six years, Juan has collaborated with major research centers in areas such as third-generation photovoltaic technologies, and especially DSCs.
Toribio is founder and CEO of Textile Energy SL textilenergy.com/en, a company dedicated to the manufacture and integration of flexible photovoltaic technology in consumer products.