THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS - A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT   

Research Abstract

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells in US$ Thousand by the following Technologies: Amorphous Silicon (a-Si), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), and Copper Indium Selenide/Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIS/CIGS). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 59 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Astronergy
AVANCIS GmbH & Co. KG
Eguana Technologies, Inc.
First Solar, Inc.
Hanergy Holding Group Ltd.


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Code : MCP-7894
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Companies : 59
Pages : 186
Date : February 2014
Market Data Tables : 51
Status: * New Report

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 TABLE OF CONTENTS


 
   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3  
   Prelude.....II-1
Current and Future Analysis.....II-1
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   Increasing Government Investments Drive Growth in the Thin Films Photovoltaic.....II-2
Table 1: International Targets for Solar Photovoltaics by Select Countries.....II-2
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   Solar Power – The Major Application Area of Thin Films.....II-31$100
   Renewable Energy Technologies: The Road Ahead.....II-4
Solar Electricity: Advantages and Disadvantages.....II-4
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   Developing Countries: Biggest Potential.....II-5
Solar Photovoltaics - Overview.....II-5
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   Solar PV Industry Poised for Robust Growth.....II-6
PV Cells & Modules Market Quickly Recovers from Dark Spell in 2009.....II-6
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   Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Vying for Viability.....II-71$100
   A Turnaround in Fortunes Lurking Just Around the Corner.....II-8
Photovoltaic Sector Exploring New Options for Achieving Grid Parity.....II-8
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   Technology Advancements to Make Solar PV More Affordable.....II-9
New Research Promises Improved Efficiency for Solar Panels.....II-9
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   Subsidy free Solar Industry – The Future.....II-101$100
   Flexible Solar Cells Gaining Traction.....II-11
Need to Achieve Grid Parity to Drive Future Growth.....II-11
Thin Film Technology: Gaining Ground.....II-11
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   Table 2: Cell and Module Efficiency of Commercial PV Technologies: A Comparison.....II-12

Table 3: Record Commercial Module Efficiency and Lab Efficiency of Thin-Film Technology by Type.....II-12
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   Thin Film Technology – A Substitute to Crystalline Silicon Technology.....II-13
Comparison between Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Technologies.....II-13
Table 4: Comparison Chart of Solar Cell Efficiencies for Crystalline Silicon and Thin Films with respect to Temperature (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-13
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   Table 5: Efficiency Drop of Crystalline Silicon Technology with respect to Different Conditions.....II-14
CIGS – An Emerging Thin Film Technology Gaining Immense Popularity.....II-14
Thin Films Photovoltaic Market – Overview.....II-14
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   A Peek into Applications of Photovoltaic Thin Films.....II-15
Power Plants.....II-15
Buildings.....II-15
Standalone Devices.....II-15
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   Roads Electrification.....II-16
Rural Electrification.....II-16
Transport.....II-16
Significant Investments Pour into Thin Film PV.....II-16
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   Competitive Scenario.....II-171$100
   Miniaturization: The Face of the Future.....II-18
Significant Decline in Solar Module Prices Affects Thin Film PV Manufacturers.....II-18
Low Efficiency – Major Drawback of Thin Film Technology.....II-18
Environmental Concerns of Cadmium in Photovoltaic Thin Film Production.....II-18
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   Challenges in Thin-film PV Industry.....II-19
Factors Driving and Restraining the PV Thin Films in BIPV Market.....II-19
BIPV: A Promising Technology for Power Generation in Residential or Commercial
  Buildings.....II-19
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   Table 6: World's Largest BIPV Power Plants by Location (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-201$350
   Thin Film – Definition.....II-21
Thin Films: Advantages and Disadvantages.....II-21
Thin Film Technology.....II-21
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   Cadmium Telluride (CdTe).....II-22
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS).....II-22
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si).....II-22
Solar Modules.....II-22
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   Types of Solar Cells and Modules.....II-23
Solar Cell Types.....II-23
Crystalline Solar Cells.....II-23
Single Crystalline Silicon Cells.....II-23
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   Poly Crystalline Silicon Cells.....II-24
Thin Film PV Cells.....II-24
Comparison of Solar PV Technologies by Select Parameter.....II-24
Advantages of Thin Film Solar Cells.....II-24
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   Applications of Thin Film PVs by Material Type.....II-25
Organic PV (OPV) Cells.....II-25
Amorphous Silicon (a-Si).....II-25
Copper Indium Diselenide.....II-25
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   Cadmium Telluride (Cd-Te).....II-26
Thin Film Deposition Techniques.....II-26
List of Chemical and Physical Deposition Methods.....II-26
List of General Applications of Thin Films in Various Fields.....II-26
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   MicroTech Rolls Out TF 1200 Tool Line.....II-27
Axuntek Unveils CIGS Thin-film Solar Modules with DuPont™ PV5400.....II-27
Q-Cells Launches Q.SMART.....II-27
Manz to Launch New Range of Thin-film Solar Products.....II-27
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   Ascent Solar Acquires Ironridge Technology.....II-28
Avancis Achieves Record Efficiency.....II-28
First Solar Enters into Agreement with Photosol.....II-28
Midsummer Develops New High Speed Manufacturing Process.....II-28
Hanergy to Take Over Global Solar Energy.....II-28
Hanergy Acquires MiaSolé.....II-28
Baoding Tianwei Obtains New Supply Contract.....II-28
Ascent Solar Forms Joint Venture with Suquian.....II-28
Beneq to Establish Subsidiary in Russia.....II-28
PacWest Equities to Acquire DayStar's Solar Technology Line.....II-28
Lam Research Completes Merger with Novellus Systems.....II-28
Hanery Acquires Solibro.....II-28
Tokyo Electron Acquires Oerlikon Solar.....II-28
EQT III Inks Agreement to Sell Leybold to Bühler.....II-28
AE Takes Over Solvix.....II-28
AE and Ebara Field Tech Ink Distribution Partnership.....II-28
First Solar Inks Agreement with Zhenfa.....II-28
Solliance and Jülich Enter into Partnership.....II-28
Hanergy Teams Up with Inter IKEA Systems.....II-28
Belectric and Solar Frontier Create Establish PV CIStems Joint Venture.....II-28
GE to Open Thin Film Plant in Colorado.....II-28
Linde and Schüco Ink Long Term Supply Contract.....II-28
3Sun Establishes Thin-Film Factory.....II-28
Wipro Collaborates with DuPont.....II-28
XsunX and Telecomps Technology Enter into Agreement.....II-28
China National Building Materials and Parity Solar Establish Joint Venture.....II-28
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   Eguana Technologies, Inc. (Canada).....II-29
First Solar, Inc. (US).....II-29
Hanergy Holding Group Ltd. (China).....II-29
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   Global Solar Energy, Inc. (US).....II-30
Kaneka Corporation (Japan).....II-30
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   Masdar PV GmbH (Germany).....II-31
Sharp Solar Energy Solutions Group (US).....II-31
Solar Frontier K.K (Japan).....II-31
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   SUNGEN International Limited (Hong Kong).....II-32
Trony Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (China).....II-32
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   Table 7: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-341$350
   Table 8: World Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-351$350
   Table 9: World 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-361$350
   By Technology.....II-37
Table 10: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for a-Si Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-37
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   Table 11: World Historic Review for a-Si Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-381$350
   Table 12: World 15-Year Perspective for a-Si Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-391$350
   Table 13: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-401$350
   Table 14: World Historic Review for CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-411$350
   Table 15: World 15-Year Perspective for CdTe Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-421$350
   Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for CIGS/CIS Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-431$350
   Table 17: World Historic Review for CIGS/CIS Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$350
   Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for CIGS/CIS Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-451$350
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Long-term Outlook for Solar Energy Drives Thin Films Demand.....III-1
Table 19: List of Major Solar Projects in Development Phase in the Country.....III-1
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   Thin-Film Photovoltaic Cell Revs up the Engine of Growth.....III-2
Solar Industry in Distress.....III-2
Favorable US Policies to Improve the Solar Power Generation Capabilities.....III-2
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   Key Players.....III-32$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-5
Table 20: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-5
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   Table 21: US Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-61$200
   Table 22: US 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-71$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-8
Current & Future Analysis.....III-8
PV Technology Market in Canada: High Growth on Offer.....III-8
End Use Market: Huge Potential for Thin Film Market.....III-8
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   Eguana Technologies, Inc. – A Key Player in Thin Film PV Market.....III-91$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-10
Table 23: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-10
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   Table 24: Canadian Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-111$200
   Table 25: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-121$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-13
Current & Future Analysis.....III-13
Japan Shifts its Focus to Renewable Energy.....III-13
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   Key Players.....III-141$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-15
Table 26: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
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   Table 27: Japanese Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-161$200
   Table 28: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-171$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-18
Current & Future Analysis.....III-18
European Companies Increasing Production, Seeking Newer Materials.....III-18
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   Rooftop Solar Market to Witness Growth in Germany.....III-19
Encouraging Developments Ahead in the German Solar Market.....III-19
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   Table 29: German Photovoltaic Market by Technology (2013E) - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Polycrystalline Silicon, Monocrystalline Silicon, Thin Film Technology, and Ribbon Silicon (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
Italy – The Second Largest PV Market.....III-20
Key Player.....III-20
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-21
Table 30: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
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   Table 31: European Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-221$200
   Table 32: European 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-231$200
   Table 33: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-241$200
   Table 34: European Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-251$200
   Table 35: European 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-261$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-27
Current & Future Analysis.....III-27
Market Overview.....III-27
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   Overview of Select Regional Markets.....III-28
China.....III-28
China Thin Film Solar Industry – Driven by Government Support.....III-28
Taiwan.....III-28
Taiwan Solar Industry – An Overview.....III-28
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   Taiwan Set to Become the Global Thin Film Production Centre.....III-29
India.....III-29
Indian Market Holds Good for Thin Film Technology.....III-29
Table 36: Indian Solar PV Technologies Market by Technology (2013E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for Crystalline Silicon and Thin Film Technologies (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
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   India – Facing Challenges Due to Influx of Cheap Solar Thin films into the
  Market.....III-30
Key Players.....III-30
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-32
Table 37: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Australia, China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-32
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   Table 38: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Australia, China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-331$200
   Table 39: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Australia, China, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-341$200
   Table 40: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-351$200
   Table 41: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-361$200
   Table 42: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-371$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-38
Current & Future Analysis.....III-38
Solar Electricity Increases in Popularity in Mexico.....III-38
Applications.....III-38
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   B. Market Analytics.....III-39
Table 43: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39
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   Table 44: Latin American Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-401$200
   Table 45: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-411$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-42
Current & Future Analysis.....III-42
B. Market Analytics.....III-42
Table 46: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42
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   Table 47: Rest of World Historic Review for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-431$200
   Table 48: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells by Technology - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for a-Si, CdTe, and CIGS/CIS Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-441$200
  
Total Companies Profiled: 60 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 61)

Region/Country Players

The United States 13 Canada 1 Japan 3 Europe 21 France 1 Germany 14 Italy 2 Rest of Europe 4 Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) 22 Africa 1
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