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'The Expenditure on Solar Power Photovoltaic Output in 2011 Will Reach $50.62bn' Says Visiongain Report

LONDON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Visiongain's latest energy report, The Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) Market 2011-2021, takes a comprehensive look into this modern industry. Visiongain calculated that expenditure on photovoltaic output in 2011 will reach $50.62bn. Capital expenditure on solar power photovoltaic will see unprecedented growth over the forecast period as emerging market such as China invest heavily on PV technologies.

The future for photovoltaic solar power generation is brighter than ever before as the costs of production is falling and new power technologies are enabling companies to roll out photovoltaic (PV) panels on a larger scale, with greater efficiency. Although in many regions of the globe consumers still require financial support from governments to buy PV panels, the cost of electricity from PV panels is expected to fall continually over the years to come, and eventually be as competitive as conventional processes of electricity generation. In remote locations unconnected to the grid, solar photovoltaic power is already an effective replacement for grid connections. In countries like Australia and the United States long distances and few distribution points make centralised power relatively expensive. The use of solar power photovoltaic along with storage systems is becoming an alternative option to a direct grid connection.

Energy companies and governments around the world will invest large sums of money in solar power photovoltaic infrastructure over the coming years. The replacement of old centralised and often carbon-intensive infrastructure is required as well as the satisfaction of a rapidly growing demand for electricity. Many governments around the globe still offer very generous feed-in tariff rates to support the fledgling photovoltaic industry. Governments are also spending large sums of money directly, supporting utility scale photovoltaic solar farms.

Electricity prices are soaring as a result of high commodity prices and energy companies are faced with difficult investment decisions with regard to sourcing their future electricity supply. Some energy companies are favouring solar power as a solution because of its low maintenance cost and the financial incentives provided by the government.

This The Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) Market 2011-2021 report includes; quantified forecasts for the global and national markets, offering insight into why companies are heavily investing in photovoltaic technology and which regions will experience the fastest and slowest growth from 2011-2021. This report outlines a study of drivers, restraints and a SWOT analysis underpinned by two interviews with industry experts. The leading active companies in the sector are listed in the report. This compilation of valuable information and market data creates a truly unique report only available from visiongain. You will gain valuable insights into the future developments of the solar photovoltaic industry by ordering The Solar Power Photovoltaic (PV) Market 2011-2021 report.

For more information about the report please click on:

visiongain contact information: Sara Peerun Email: [email protected] Tel: +44(0)2027-336-6100

Table of Contents

        1. Executive Summary
        1.1 Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Overview
        1.2 Drivers and Restraints in the Solar Power Photovoltaic Market
        1.3 Highlights of the Report
        1.4 Benefits of this Report
        1.5 Methodology
        1.6 Global Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        1.7 Leading National Solar Power Photovoltaic Markets Forecast 2011-2021
        1.8 The Leading Solar Power Photovoltaic Submarket Forecasts 2011-2021

        2. Introduction to the Solar Power Photovoltaic Market
        2.1 A Brief History of Photovoltaic Developments
        2.2 Manufacturing PV Cells; Crystalline Silicon versus Thin-Film Modules
        2.3 Investment Costs
        2.4 Case Study of an Off-Grid Photovoltaic System
        2.5 Material Prices, Electricity Prices & PV Cost Competitiveness
        2.6 Fixed versus Tracking PV Panels
        2.7 Types of Connection
        2.8 Solar Power Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy Trends in Europe

        3. The Global Solar Power Photovoltaic Market
        3.1 The Global Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        3.2 Solar Power Photovoltaic Submarket Forecast 2011-2021
        3.2.1 The Crystalline Silicon Submarket Forecast 2011-2021
        3.2.2 The Thin-Film Submarket Forecast 2011-2021
        3.2.3 The Inverters, Charge Controllers & Batteries Submarket Forecast
        3.2.4 The Concentrating PV Systems Submarket Forecast 2011-2021

        4. Leading National Solar Power Photovoltaic Markets
        4.1 Chinese Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.2 Japanese Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.3 US Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.4 German Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.5 South Korean Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.6 Taiwanese Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.7 Spanish Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.8 Italian Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.9 The Rest of Europe (ROE) Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast
        4.9.1 Switzerland
        4.9.2 Greece
        4.9.3 The Czech Republic
        4.10 The Rest of the World (Ex. Europe) Solar Power Photovoltaic Market
        Forecast 2011-2021
        4.10.1 India
        4.10.2 Africa
        4.10.3 Mexico
        4.10.4 Brazil
        4.11 French Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.12 UK Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.13 Australian Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.14 Canadian Solar Power Photovoltaic Market Forecast 2011-2021
        4.15 The Solar Power Photovoltaic National Market Shares

        5. SWOT Analysis of the Solar Power Photovoltaic Market 2011-2021
        5.1 Strengths
        5.1.1 Stationary, Light, Distributed Generation
        5.1.2 Rapid Production Lines
        5.1.3 Falling Photovoltaic Module Prices and Shorter Payback Time
        5.1.4 Employment Creation and Energy Independence
        5.1.5 Diversity of Electricity Supply
        5.1.6 Carbon Dioxide Reduction
        5.2 Weaknesses
        5.2.1 Intermittent Power Source
        5.2.2 High Opportunity Costs
        5.2.3 Indiscriminate Distribution of Feed-in Tariffs
        5.3 Opportunities
        5.3.1 Alternative Applications
        5.3.2 Building Integrated Photovoltaic Power (BIPV)
        5.3.3 Social and Economical Improvements in Remote Regions
        5.3.4 PV Panel Recycling
        5.4 Threats
        5.4.1 Declining Government Support
        5.4.2 Sharp Rise in Upstream Material Prices

        6. Solar Power Photovoltaic Technologies
        6.1 The Photovoltaic Materials Industries' Objectives
        6.2 The Four Generations of Photovoltaic Cells
        6.3 Improved Manufacturing Processes and Innovative Assembly Methods
        6.4 Multi-junction Cells
        6.5 Hetero-junction Intrinsic Thin Layer (HIT)
        6.6 Anti-Reflective Coating
        6.7 Balance of System Components
        6.7.1 Inverte
        6.7.2 Charge Controllers
        6.7.3 Optimisers
        6.7.4 Batteries

        7. Expert Opinion
        7.1 Pennington Choices
        7.1.1 Energy Efficiency & Solar Power Consultation
        7.1.2 Direct Regional Government Spending on PV Panels
        7.1.3 Renting a Roof
        7.1.4 PV Panel Depreciation and Life Time Guarantee
        7.1.5 Trends in PV Power Price
        7.1.6 Costs of Balance of System Components
        7.1.7 Feed-in Tariffs in the UK
        7.1.8 Savings from PV Panels
        7.1.9 Breakdown of Costs for Installing PV Panels
        7.1.10 Drivers of Growth in the PV Market
        7.1.11 Risks and Threats to the PV Industry
        7.2 United Solar Ovonic
        7.2.1 Uni-Solar in the Photovoltaic Market
        7.2.2 Future Efficiency Improvement of PV Modules
        7.2.3 Market Share of Roof-top and Ground-mounted PV Modules
        7.2.4 PV Projects from Uni-Solar
        7.2.5 Future Price Trend
        7.2.6 Affects of Feed-in Tariff Reductions
        7.2.7 Trends in the PV Market
        7.2.8 PV Recycle
        7.2.9 PV Market Growth Forecast
        7.2.10 Drivers in the Photovoltaic Market
        7.2.11 Threats in the Photovoltaic Market

        8. Leading Companies in the Solar Power Photovoltaic Market
        8.1 Photovoltaic Module Producing Companies
        8.1.1 Aleo Solar AG
        8.1.2 Anwell Technologies Ltd
        8.1.3 Applied Materials
        8.1.4 Bosch Solar Energy AG
        8.1.5 BP Solar
        8.1.6 Canadian Solar Inc.
        8.1.7 Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG
        8.1.8 Conergy
        8.1.9 Daqo New Energy Corporation
        8.1.10 Eaga Plc.
        8.1.11 Eclipsall Energy Corp.
        8.1.12 First Solar, Inc.
        8.1.13 GCL Poly Energy Holdings Ltd.
        8.1.14 General Electric (GE)
        8.1.15 Gintech
        8.1.16 Hanwha SolarOne Co. Ltd.
        8.1.17 Henan Sungen Solar Fab Co. Ltd.
        8.1.18 Hyundai Solar Energy
        8.1.19 JA Solar
        8.1.20 Kaneka Corporation
        8.1.21 Kyocera Solar
        8.1.22 LDK Solar
        8.1.23 Miasole
        8.1.24 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
        8.1.25 Motech Industries Inc.
        8.1.26 Nanosolar, Inc.
        8.1.27 OCI Corporation
        8.1.28 Oerlikon Solar
        8.1.29 OptiSolar, Inc.
        8.1.30 Phoenix Solar AG
        8.1.31 PV Crystalox
        8.1.32 Q-Cells
        8.1.33 Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) ASA
        8.1.34 Sanyo Electronics
        8.1.35 Sharp Electronics Corporation
        8.1.36 SilexSolar
        8.1.37 Solar CAN GreenEnergy Inc.
        8.1.38 Solar Frontier
        8.1.39 SolarWorld Group
        8.1.40 Sovello Canada Inc.
        8.1.41 Solyndra
        8.1.42 SunPower Corporation
        8.1.43 Suntech Power
        8.1.44 Trina Solar
        8.1.45 Trony Solar
        8.1.46 United Solar Ovonic (Uni-Solar)
        8.1.47 Viva Solar Inc.
        8.1.48 Wacker Chemie AG
        8.1.49 Yingli Solar
        8.2 Balance of System Component Producing Companies
        8.2.1 Meyer Burger
        8.2.2 Power-One
        8.2.3 Samsung SDI
        8.2.4 Satcon Technology Corporation
        8.2.5 SMA Solar Technology AG
        8.2.6 SolarEdge

        9. Conclusions
        9.1 The Future of the Solar Power Photovoltaic Market
        9.2 The Fastest Growing Photovoltaic National Markets
        9.3 Moderately Growing Photovoltaic National Markets
        9.4 Slow Growing Photovoltaic National Markets
        9.5 Final Observations

        10. Glossary

Notes for Editors

About visiongain

Visiongain is one of the fastest growing and most innovative independent media companies in Europe. Based in London, UK, visiongain produces a host of business-2-business conferences, newsletters, management reports and e-zines focusing on the Energy , Pharmaceutical, Telecoms, Defence and Materials sectors.

Visiongain publishes reports produced by its in-house analysts, who are qualified experts in their field. Visiongain has firmly established itself as the first port-of-call for the business professional, who needs independent, high quality, original material to rely and depend on.

If you are interested in a more detailed overview of this report, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call her on +44(0)207-336-6100

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