Thin film solar cells manufactured by depositing many layers of a light-absorbing material, a semiconductor, on a substrate - coated metal, glass or plastic. Thin materials used as semiconductors highly efficient in absorbing energy from the sun. Thus, these thin film solar modules are durable, lightweight, and easy to use. Main types of thin film solar cells include cadmium telluride (CdTe), amorphous silicon (a-Si), and copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS). The light weight and flexible structure of thin film module makes it suitable for transportation and easy for installation.
The global Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules market is driven by the increasing use of renewable energy sources in the recent years. One of the major factors boosting the growth of Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules market is the light weight nature and ease of installation. The light weight and flexible nature of thin film modules as compared to rigid and bulky conventional solar modules is anticipated to augment the market growth over the forecast period. In addition to this, increasing per capita disposable revenue and rush in the global economy is another key factor which is expected to bring stimulus in the growth of the global market during the forecast period.
The Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules Market is classified on the basis of module, application and regions. On the basis of product type, the Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules Market is segmented into Amorphous Silicon (A-SI) Module, Cadmium-Telluride (CDTE) Module, Copper Indium Diselenide/Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Module. On the basis of application, the Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules Market is segmented into Building Integrated PV Cell Applications, Grid Connected Power Supply Applications, Military and Space Applications, Consumer Electronics and Others. Due to high initial cost the thin film modules are used in highly advance applications such as military and space. The consumer electronics application is expected to have a high growth due to ease of installation of these modules.
The market for Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules is bifurcated based on five regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East. Asia Pacific and North America hold a major share in the Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules market owing to rapidly growing population and flourishing urbanization in the developing countries. The European Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules market is also expected to receive surge in market growth during the forecast period due to growing awareness regarding use of alternative energy sources.
Some of the major players operating in the global liquid malt extracts market include First Solar, Kaneka Corporation, United Solar, Mitsubishi, Bosh Solar, Calyxo GmbH, Solibro GmbH and Unisolar. Major players operating in the global market are focused on some of the major market strategies such as partnerships, mergers, collaborations and acquisitions to hold their position competitive global market. Likewise, they are engaged on gaining hold on the local players to support their product distribution and to develop their market reach in the global market.
The Thin Film Photovoltaic Modules Market is segmented
• Amorphous Silicon (A-SI) Module
• Cadmium-Telluride (CDTE) Module
• Copper Indium Diselenide/Copper Indium Gallium Diselenide (CIGS) Module
• Building integrated PV cell applications
• Grid connected power supply applications
• Military and space applications
• Consumer electronics
• North America
• Latin America
• Middle East
Market By Geography
• North America
o Rest of Europe
o Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Latin America
o Rest of Latin America
• Middle East and Africa (MEA)
o South Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Rest of MEA