Chemicals and Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules — 2011

The global demand for economically viable, renewable solar power is expected to more than triple from 2010 to 2015. As a result of this anticipated growth, the market for materials for crystalline silicon and thin film modules is one of the largest and fastest growing markets for suppliers of electronic materials. This report includes detailed insights into the demand for silicon, slurries, gases, wet chemicals, precursors, dopants, and other critical materials.

This report analyzes the production processes and supply chain trends for the manufacture of cells and materials, and examines the emerging materials requirements for novel technologies. The growth trend in the aggregate global market for the materials covered is illustrated in the following graphic:

PV Materials Demand Through 2015

Chemicals & Modules for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 2011 delivers an analysis of emerging architectures and manufacturing technologies and materials to meet cost reduction goals. This report is brought to you by Linx-AEI in conjunction with SEMI. It is an authoritative source of strategic, tactical and forecast information for marketers and executive management for producers and users of these materials.

Report Contents

1. Executive Summary

  • Key Trends in Materials Supply for the
    PV Industry

2. Methodology & Forecast Drivers

3. Cell & Module Forecasts

  • By Cell Type
  • Scenarios

4. Technology Review

  • Crystalline Si Manufacturing Process Improvements
  • Crystalline Si Cell Architecture Improvements
  • Crystalline Si Moduling Improvements
  • Thin Film Moduling Improvements
  • Thin Film Cell Architecture

5. Materials Market Assessment & Forecasts

  • Polysilicon
  • C-Si Cell Materials Forecasts
  • Thin Film Cell Materials
  • Moduling Materials
  • Overall Assessment

7. Value Chain Assessment

  • Polysilicon, Si ingot and Wafers
  • Materials
  • Equipment
  • Cell and Module

8. Thin Film Cells

9. Cell and Module Production Technology Review