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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3  
   Solar Energy – In Spotlight.....II-11$100
   Solar Encapsulation – the Anti-Aging Solution for Solar Modules.....II-2
Outlook.....II-2
1$100
   Encapsulant Performance – Key to Solar Module Performance.....II-3
Government Commitment for Solar Power Drives Solar Encapsulant Demand.....II-3
1$100
   EVA – The Largest Encapsulation Material.....II-4
Major Advantages and Disadvantages of EVA.....II-4
1$100
   Evolution in Solar Cell Technologies Drive Need for Alternative Encapsulation
  Materials.....II-5
PVB – An Emerging Alternative to EVA.....II-5
1$100
   Faster Curing Times and Proven Application in Buildings Drive Demand for PVB.....II-6
Concerns over PID Drives the Need and Development of Advanced Encapsulants.....II-6
1$100
   Alternative Materials to EVA and PVB Find the Going Tough.....II-7
Despite Benefits over EVA, Ionomers Still Remains a Niche Market.....II-7
1$100
   Major Benefits of Ionomers over EVA.....II-8
Inherent Superiority over Conventional Encapsulants to Drive Demand for
  Polyolefins.....II-8
Key Benefits of Polyolefins.....II-8
1$100
   High Cost Prevents Wider Application of Liquid Silicone.....II-9
High Resistance to Change Mars Pace of Market Penetration for Alternative
  Technologies.....II-9
1$100
   Novel Processes to Oust Issues-Ridden Conventional Lamination Process.....II-10
Innovative Particles Promise to Enhance Conversion Efficiency of Encapsulation
  Materials.....II-10
New PV Design Modules Alter Encapsulation Requirements.....II-10
1$100
   Cast Resins – More Suitable as Encapsulants in Polycarbonate Modules.....II-111$100
   BIPV – A Growing Market Opportunity for Solar Encapsulants.....II-121$100
   Solar Vehicles – Huge Potential in Store.....II-131$100
   Solar Battery Chargers and Power Banks – Meet Mobile Power Needs.....II-141$100
   Major Players.....II-15
STR – The Pioneer in Solar Encapsulation Materials Space.....II-15
1$100
   STR Loses Grip on the Solar Encapsulation Market.....II-16
New Initiatives Bring Some Respite.....II-16
1$100
   Chinese Encapsulant Vendors Pose Strong Competition to Erstwhile Market
  Leaders.....II-17
1$100
   Dependence on Proven Solutions Creates Entry Barriers.....II-181$100
   Renewable Energy Technologies: The Road Ahead.....II-19
Solar Electricity: Advantages and Disadvantages.....II-19
1$100
   Developing Countries: Biggest Potential.....II-20
Domestic Targets for Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Select Regions/Countries.....II-20
1$100
   Key Opportunity Indicators.....II-21
Table 1: Global Investments (US$ Billion) in Renewable Energy by Source: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-21

Table 2: Global PV Installations by Applications (2014E & 2016F): Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity Installations for Commercial, Off-Grid, Residential, and Utility-Scale (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-21
1$350
   Table 3: International Targets for Solar Photovoltaics for Select Countries.....II-22
Solar PV Industry Poised for Robust Growth.....II-22
1$350
   Key Statistics.....II-23
Table 4: Worldwide PV Module Production (2010-2014) (In GW) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23

Table 5: Worldwide PV Module Production by Geographic Region (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production for Asia-Pacific, Europe, Japan, US and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-23
1$350
   Table 6: World PV Module Production (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume by Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-24
PV Cells & Modules Market Quickly Recovers from Dark Spell in 2009.....II-24
1$350
   Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Vying for Viability.....II-25
Photovoltaic Sector Exploring New Options for Achieving Grid Parity.....II-25
1$100
   Technology Advancements to Make Solar PV More Affordable.....II-261$100
   New Research Promises Improved Efficiency for Solar Panels.....II-271$100
   Subsidy-free Solar Industry – The Future.....II-28
Need to Achieve Grid Parity to Drive Future Growth.....II-28
1$100
   Solar Encapsulation.....II-29
Key Requirements from Encapsulation Materials.....II-29
Solar Encapsulation Materials.....II-29
1$100
   A List of Solar Encapsulation Materials in Use by Technology.....II-30
Comparison of Major Encapsulation Materials by Key Characteristics.....II-30
Major Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermoplastic Materials.....II-30
Major Challenges of Solar Encapsulation.....II-30
Encapsulation of Solar Module – The Process and Role of Encapsulants.....II-30
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   Key Functions of Encapsulants in Solar Modules in a Gist:.....II-31
Factors affecting performance of a solar encapsulant:.....II-31
Solar Modules.....II-31
1$100
   Types of Solar Cells and Modules.....II-32
Solar Cell Types.....II-32
Crystalline Solar Cells.....II-32
Single Crystalline Silicon Cells.....II-32
1$100
   Poly Crystalline Silicon Cells.....II-33
Thin Film PV Cells.....II-33
1$100
   RenewSys Introduces Novel Eva Encapsulants and Backsheets.....II-34
Sumitomo Develops New Grade of SUMITATE®.....II-34
Hitachi Chemical to Launch Solar Cell Efficiency-Enhancing Wavelength Conversion
  Particles.....II-34
3M Launches EVA9100 and EVA9110T Solar Encapsulant Films.....II-34
Kuraray Develops Highly Durable PVB Film Encapsulant.....II-34
WACKER Showcases New Silicone Products at SNEC 2013.....II-34
1$100
   3M Launches 3M™ Solar Encapsulant Film EVA9000.....II-351$100
   STR Holdings Divests Majority Stake to Zhenfa.....II-36
RenewSys Acquires Solar Semiconductor to Foray into Solar Cells and Modules
  Manufacturing.....II-36
Targray and Dow Extend Partnership.....II-36
TPI All Seasons Acquires EVA Encapsulation Business of Eastman Chemical
  Company.....II-36
Dow Secures US and European Device Patents for PV Encapsulation Films.....II-36
Eastman Chemical Company Acquires Solutia.....II-36
1$100
   3M Company (US).....II-37
Arkema Group (France).....II-37
Bridgestone Corporation (Japan).....II-37
1$100
   dnpSolar (Denmark).....II-38
E. I. du Pont De Nemours and Company (US).....II-38
1$100
   Encapsulantes de Valor Añadido S.A. (Spain).....II-39
Hangzhou First PV Material Co., Ltd. (China).....II-39
ISOVOLTAIC AG (Austria).....II-39
1$100
   Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-40
Lucent CleanEnergy (India).....II-40
1$100
   Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. (Japan).....II-41
Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, Inc. (Japan).....II-41
Renewsys India Private Ltd. (India).....II-41
1$100
   STR Holdings, Inc. (US).....II-42
The Dow Chemical Company (US).....II-42
TPI All Seasons Company Limited (Thailand).....II-42
1$100
   Wacker Chemie AG (Germany).....II-43
Wuxi Fuhua Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. (China).....II-43
1$100
   Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$350
   Table 8: World 8-Year Perspective for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2013, 2015 & 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 Solar Module and Encapsulation
  Demand.....III-1
Table 9: List of Major Solar Projects in Development Phase in the Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-1
1$200
   Solar Industry in Distress.....III-2
Favorable US Policies to Improve the Solar Power Generation Capabilities.....III-2
Product Launches.....III-2
1$75
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-31$75
   Key Players.....III-42$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-6
Table 10: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-6
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-7
Current & Future Analysis.....III-7
PV Technology Market in Canada: High Growth on Offer.....III-7
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-8
Table 11: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-8
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-9
Current & Future Analysis.....III-9
Japan Shifts its Focus to Renewable Energy.....III-9
Product Launches.....III-9
1$75
   Key Players.....III-102$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-12
Table 12: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-13
Current & Future Analysis.....III-13
Key Players.....III-13
2$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-15
Table 13: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-15
1$200
   Table 14: European 8-Year Perspective for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2013, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-161$200
   Market Analysis.....III-17
Table 15: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-18
Current & Future Analysis.....III-18
Encouraging Developments Ahead in the German Solar Market.....III-18
Rooftop Solar Market to Witness Growth in Germany.....III-18
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-19
Table 16: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-19
1$200
   Market Analysis.....III-20
Table 17: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-20
1$200
   Market Analysis.....III-21
Table 18: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$200
   Market Analysis.....III-22
Table 19: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
1$200
   Market Analysis.....III-23
Table 20: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
1$200
   Market Analysis.....III-24
Table 21: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-25
Current & Future Analysis.....III-25
Market Overview.....III-25
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-26
Table 22: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$200
   Table 23: Asia-Pacific 8-Year Perspective for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2013, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-271$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-28
Current & Future Analysis.....III-28
Growing Solar Energy Market to Drive Demand for Encapsulants.....III-28
Product Launch.....III-28
Key Players.....III-28
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-29
Table 24: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-29
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-30
Current & Future Analysis.....III-30
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-30
Key Players.....III-30
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-31
Table 25: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$200
   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Current & Future Analysis.....III-32
Taiwan Solar Industry – An Overview.....III-32
Strategic Corporate Development.....III-32
1$75
   Key Player.....III-331$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-34
Table 26: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$200
   Market Analysis.....III-35
Table 27: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Rest of Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
1$200
   Table 28: Latin American 8-Year Perspective for Solar Encapsulation Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Rest of Latin American Markets for Years 2013, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-361$200
   Market Analysis.....III-37
Table 29: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Solar Encapsulation Materials Market Analyzed with Annual Revenue Figures in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
1$200
    
 
 


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