CPV(Concentrated Photovoltaics) Technology and Market Forecast (2009-2020)

CPV(Concentrated Photovoltaics) Technology and Market Forecast (2009-2020)

Dublin, Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets
(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bp6qj2/cpvconcentrated) has
announced the addition of the "CPV(Concentrated Photovoltaics) Technology and
Market Forecast (2009-2020)" report to their offering.

The CPV (concentrated photovoltaic) technology started from the concept that
inexpensive optical systems can be used to concentrate an equal amount of
light as an attempt to reduce silicon consumption when the price of c-Si solar
cells was very high in 1980 to 1990s

Concentrated photovoltaics mainly use III-V compound semi-conductor solar
cells based on GaAs and InGaP. Due to direct band gaps, they have higher
optical absorbance than existing silicon solar cells. Besides, covalent bonds
lead to excellent properties. GaAs as a compound semi-conductor is proved to
show high reliability even under extreme conditions in the field of
semiconductor laser, which has a much more complex structure than solar cells.
The biggest advantage of concentrated photovoltaics is that it is possible to
remarkably reduce the price of power generation systems by drastically
reducing the area of solar cell modules, which are expensive. They are aimed
at remarkable reduction in the cost of power generation through low-cost
optical systems.

Despite the global economic recession, the CPV market has continued to grow
rapidly. For this reason, it is expected that there will be a rapid increase
in installation from 3.5MW in 2009 to 505MW in 2012, and, with the steady
growth, the total installation will reach 3.9GW by 2020. Comparing different
types of solar cells, all solar cells will show increases in installation, but
crystalline solar cells will decrease in percentage contrary to CPVs and
thin-film solar cells (a-Si, CIGS, CdTe, DSSC, and OPV), accounting for 68.3%,
27.3%, and 4.4% respectively in 2020.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Overview and Basic Principle of Concentrated Photovoltaics (CPVs)

2. CPV Technology and Price Trend

3. Patent Trend Analysis

4. CPV Company Trend by CPV Technology

5. Current Status and Forecast of CPV Market

6. Index

Companies Mentioned

  *Abengoa Solar (Spain)
  *Amonix Inc. (USA)
  *Arima Ecoenergy (Taiwan)
  *C Power SRL (Italy)
  *Circadian Solar (UK)
  *Concentrix Solar GmbH (Germany)
  *Cool Earth Solar (USA)
  *Dish type CPV
  *ES System (Korea)
  *Emcore Corporation (USA)
  *Energy Innovations (USA)
  *Everphoton Energy Corporation (Taiwan)
  *Green & Gold Energy (Australia)
  *Greenvolts (USA)
  *Guascor Foton (Spain)
  *JX Crystals (USA)
  *Megawatt Solar (USA)
  *Opel International Inc. (Canada)
  *Pacific Solartech Inc. (USA)
  *Prism Solar Technologies, Inc. (USA)
  *Pyron Solar (USA)
  *Sempra?�s (USA)
  *Silicon CPV PLC (UK)
  *Skyline Solar (USA)
  *Sol 3G (Spain)
  *SolFocus Inc. (USA)
  *Solar Systems PTY, Ltd. (Australia)
  *Solar Tec International AG (Germany)
  *Soliant Energy Inc. (USA)
  *Sunrgi (USA)
  *Whitfield Solar Ltd (UK)
  *Zytech Solar (Spain)

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager.
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
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Sector: Energy and Natural Resources

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