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Rapid Growth Projected For Chemicals And Materials In Solar Cells And Modules

The market for advanced chemicals and materials used in photovoltaic solar cells and modules will grow 27% to reach $3.1 billion in 2010 and approximately $15 billion by 2015 according to a new industry analysis report from Linx-AEI Consulting, a leading international consulting firm serving the photovoltaics and electronics industries.


Chemicals & Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 2010 is the third edition of this report that examines emerging materials requirements in solar cell and module production and quantifies the global markets for these advanced chemicals and materials. According to the report, the driver of growth in the PV market will be the global end market demand for solar power, which is expected to grow from 5.8 GW to 38 GW by 2015.


The updated report includes long-term forecasts by cell type that combine Linx-AEI's unique perspectives on the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) as a function of module performance with geography-specific considerations such as local incentives and irradiance.  As a result, this report includes detailed perspectives and insights into chemicals needs for individual cell and module types for crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, tandem-junction, CdTe and CI(G)S cells and modules.


Chemicals & Materials for Photovoltaic Cells and Modules 2010 outlines market opportunities available to chemicals and materials suppliers as a result of strong volume growth.  The report examines the emergence and impact of critical technologies around Texturization and cleaning; metallization; selective emitters; backsheets; frontsheets; and encapsulants.


Linx-AEI Consulting is a leading international consulting firm serving the photovoltaics and electronics industries. The firm develops industry reports on chemicals and materials, processing technology, cell and module technologies, and grid parity analyses, including unique financial perspectives on the health of the industry.


To obtain more information about this report contact Mike Corbett at telephone +1 973 437 4517 or Mark Thirsk at, telephone +1 617 273 8837. More information about Linx-AEI Consulting can be found at





Source: Linx-AEI Consulting



CONTACT:  Mark Thirsk,, +1-617-273-8837


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