NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:
BIPV and BAPV: Market Drivers and Challenges, Technology Issues, Competitive Landscape, and Global Market Forecasts
The building industry in the United States and in many other parts of the world has faced severe challenges, with continued low housing starts and new builds for some time. At the same time, the global solar industry has been subjected to severe reductions in financial subsidies in key markets that, until recently, were the savior of the industry. The emergent building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and building applied photovoltaics (BAPV) market, which straddles the two industries, offers a new way to develop revenue streams for both parties. Though it has drawn scant attention, until recently, from the solar industry's major players, BIPV is set to become one of the fastest-growing segments in the sector, with up to 4.6 GW of installations forecast through 2017.
Reductions in feed-in tariffs and other support schemes for solar energy have caused massive upheaval throughout the world. Despite the sharp reduction of financial incentives and the ongoing economic troubles in the Eurozone, however, Western Europe remains the largest market for BIPV products. Other notable new markets for BIPV that are likely to emerge through 2017 include Eastern Europe (Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia, Poland, and Ukraine), Asia Pacific (especially Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand), Latin America (Brazil and Chile), and South Africa. While the solar industry has faced numerous challenges in the United States, the U.S. government is paying greater attention to BIPV, as shown by the Department of Energy's approval of an additional $145 million in funding for the SunShot Initiative – and specifically BIPV development programs – in September 2011.
This Pike Research report examines the expanding global markets for BIPV and BAPV including a comprehensive analysis of demand drivers and economics, technology issues, and key industry players. The report includes detailed profiles of 53 companies in the sector as well as a detailed review of current government policies and financial incentives. Forecasts for worldwide BIPV/BAPV capacity by world region and by technology, along with forecasts of wholesale market revenues, are provided through 2017.
Key Questions Addressed:
-What is the market for BIPV and BAPV in terms of overall market growth and end market applications?
-Which technological advances will help drive BIPV/BAPV to a significant share of the overall solar market?
-How will the reductions in FITs and other government support mechanisms affect the emerging BIPV market?
-Who are the current key players and technologies in the BIPV/BAPV market and which emerging technologies and companies will likely win market share?
-What are the characteristics of the BIPV/BAPV market in various world regions?
-How large will the BIPV/BAPV market be through 2017 in terms of capacity and revenues?
Who needs this report?
-BIPV/BAPV technology suppliers
-Building materials, electrical components, and other balance of system materials vendors
-Installers, roofers, and building construction companies
-Commercial property owners
-Architects and architectural designers
Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Building Integrated Photovoltaics Overview
2. Market Issues2.1 Market Overview2.2 Market Segments2.3 Current Market Activities (2011-2012)2.3.1 Roof Applications188.8.131.52 Solar Panels184.108.40.206 Tiles220.127.116.11 Shingles2.3.2 Wall Applications18.104.22.168 Façades22.214.171.124 Cladding126.96.36.199 Curtain Walls2.3.3 Window Applications188.8.131.52 Atrium and Skylights184.108.40.206 Shading Structures220.127.116.11 Windows2.4 Building Types and Activities2.4.1 Commercial2.4.2 Residential2.4.3 Energy Programs2.4.4 Zero Energy Homes Feed into BIPV18.104.22.168 North America22.214.171.124 Europe126.96.36.199 Asia Pacific
3. BIPV Markets and Incentives by Region
3.2 North America
3.2.2 United States
188.8.131.52 New Jersey
184.108.40.206 Other States
3.3.6 United Kingdom
3.3.7 The Netherlands
3.3.9 Other European Markets
3.4 Asia Pacific
3.4.5 South Korea
3.5 Middle East and Africa
4. Technology Issues4.1 Advances in Materials4.1.1 First Generation4.1.2 Second Generation4.1.3 Third Generation4.2 Trends by PV Technology4.2.1 Crystalline Silicon4.2.2 Thin-film PV220.127.116.11 Thin-film Silicon18.104.22.168 CIGS22.214.171.124 DSC and OPV4.3 Performance Developments4.3.1 Amorphous Silicon4.3.2 Cadmium Telluride4.3.3 CIGS4.3.4 Dye-Sensitized Cells4.3.5 Organic Photovoltaics4.3.6 Lifetimes4.3.7 Nano-inverter Technology4.4 Building Codes and Standards4.4.1 Architectural and Building Codes4.4.2 Standards126.96.36.199 Where Does an Integrated Standard Really Belong?188.8.131.52 Underwriters Laboratories and American Society for Testing and Materials184.108.40.206 European Standards4.4.3 Fire Classifications4.4.4 Wind Resistance4.4.5 Wind-driven Rain4.4.6 Roof Water Tightness4.4.7 Roof Warranty4.4.8 Quality Control
5. Key Industry Players
5.2 Solar Panel Suppliers
5.2.1 Conventional c-Si Solar Suppliers
220.127.116.11 Hanwha SolarOne
18.104.22.168 Swiss Solar Systems
5.2.2 Thin-film Solar Suppliers
22.214.171.124 Dyesol Ltd.
126.96.36.199 Energy Conversion Devices
188.8.131.52 General Electric
184.108.40.206 Global Solar Energy
220.127.116.11 SunPower Corp.
5.3 BAPV/BIPV Suppliers
5.3.1 BAPV Suppliers
18.104.22.168 Aishin Seiki Company Ltd.
22.214.171.124 ERG Renew
126.96.36.199 GE Solar
188.8.131.52 Honda Soltec
184.108.40.206 Kyocera Solar
220.127.116.11 Lumeta Inc.
18.104.22.168 PowerFilm, Inc.
22.214.171.124 Sharp Solar
126.96.36.199 Suntech Power Holdings
5.3.2 BIPV Suppliers
188.8.131.52 ERG Renew
184.108.40.206 Glaswerke Arnold GmbH & Co. KG
220.127.116.11 Heliatek GmbH
18.104.22.168 Mage Sunovation GmbH
22.214.171.124 Oxford Photovoltaics
126.96.36.199 Schott Solar
188.8.131.52 Scheuten Solar
184.108.40.206 Solarmer Energy
5.4 Key Building Materials Suppliers
220.127.116.11 Dow Solar Solutions
18.104.22.168 Eagle Roofing
22.214.171.124 Guardian Industries
126.96.36.199 Johns Manville
188.8.131.52 Monier Group
184.108.40.206 PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Systems
220.127.116.11 Pilkington Glass
18.104.22.168 PV Systems
22.214.171.124 Pythagoras Solar
126.96.36.199 Saint-Gobain Solar Systems (Avancis)
188.8.131.52 Sapa Solar
184.108.40.206 Tata Steel (Corus Colors)
220.127.116.11 ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe
18.104.22.168 Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions (Incorporating Arch Aluminum & Glass Co. Inc.)