PV sector outlook: an analyst’s perspective


By Vishal Shah, Head of the Cleantech Equity Research Team, Barclays Capital

Solar currently represents less than 0.5% of global electricity generation. However, as renewable electricity gains importance in the US$1 trillion global electricity market, we forecast solar photovoltaic shipments to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 50% for the next four years. We expect an increasing number of countries to promote solar energy as the cost gap between solar and fossil fuel-generated electricity closes. This paper provides an overview of what to expect from the PV market in 2010.

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The sixth edition of Photovoltaics International was published in November 2009 and includes a special BIPV focus. In addition, the Thin Film section offers a comparison of different ceramic Al-doped ZnO target materials by Fraunhofer IST, and Q-Cells unveils its production technology roadmap for boosting cell efficiences in Cell Processing.

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