The report states that the market is being driven by the inherent advantages of TFPV. . . . most manufacturers are ramping up production capacity and several -- including First Solar, Fuji Electric, Nanosolar, Sanyo, Uni-Solar and G24i -- are building plants with more than 100 MW in capacity.
Some of the findings of the report include:
- PV could eventually account for as much as 20 percent of the U.S. market's energy needs.
- TFPV was only five percent of the entire PV market recently , but it is expected to account for 35 percent of the photovoltaics market by 2015.
- TFPV can be manufactured using simple printing or other R2R machines. Printing TFPV has the potential for lowering capital costs by as much as 75 percent, reducing waste and increasing throughput.