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Dye Sensitized Cell Markets: 2016-2025

  • July 2016
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  • n-tech Research

This report identifies the current and future commercial potential for DSC and pinpoints the opportunities that n-tech sees emerging over the next decade.  n-tech believes that the use of perovskites for DSC cells and DSC’s cost/performance advantages in markets that have traditionally been dominated by amorphous silicon (a-Si) will boost DSC revenues.  The report also indicates that there is now a strong incentive to invest in the future of DSC technology. The report shows how the latest developments in both DSC materials and cell design is moving DSC towards significant deployment. This new study also contains detailed ten-year market forecasts of DSC in revenue and volume terms with breakouts by end-user sector and by materials used. In addition, the report contains strategic profiles of the leading firms in the DSC space including an assessment of their marketing and manufacturing strategies.  Companies discussed in report include 3G Solar, BASF, Dyesol, Exeger, Fujikura, G24 Power, Merck, Nissha Printing, Oxford Photovoltaics, Peccell, Solaronix, Sony, Umicore and others.

Table Of Contents

Dye Sensitized Cell Markets: 2016-2025
Executive SummaryE.1 Opportunities for DSC Panel Makers     E.1.1 Revival for DSC and the Solar Industry          E.1.2 DSC Continues to Receive Direct Investment PictureE.1.3 Larger Firms in DSC Commercialization         E 1.4 Suppliers and their BIPV Commercialization Roadmap          E.1.5 Sensor Networks, Military and Automobile Applications yet to make Major Strides  E 1.6 Other Applications        E.2 Opportunities for Materials Suppliers      E.2.1 DSC Specific MaterialsE.3 Key Firms to Watch in the DSC Space  E.3.1 Dyesol (Australia)         E.3.2 Exeger (Sweden)         E.3.3 G24 PowerE.3.4 Merck   E.4 Eight-Year Forecast Summary for DSC Markets           Chapter One: Introduction 1.1 Dye-sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) Technology     1.1.1 A Ray of Hope: Effect of China and Improved Cell Efficiency           1.1.2 Challenging Path to Commercialization1.1.3 What has Changed Technologically since n-tech Research's Previous DSC Report 1.1.4 Challenges Remain      1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report1.3 Methodology of this Report         1.3.1 Forecasting Methodology         1.3.2 Data Sources    1.3.3 Alternative Scenarios    1.4 Plan of this Report           Chapter Two:  Commercially Important Recent Technical Trends in Dye-Sensitized Cells2.1 First to Third Generation PV Technologies         2.1.1 EPFL Reaches 15 percent Efficiency with DSC         2.1.2 Ricoh Develops Solid-State DSC with Improved Power Generation Efficiency         2.2 DSC Gaining Importance2.2.1 Design Directions          2.3 Dyes: Beyond Ruthenium?         2.4 New Directions for Electrolyte Material   2.4.1 COBRA 2.4.2 Other Research on Electrolytes           2.4.3 Recent Trends in Liquid Electrolytes:  Potentials for Using New Materials     2.4.4 Solid-State and Quasi-Solid State Electrolytes: Beyond Iodine           2.5 Electrode Materials:  TiO2 and Alternatives        2.5.1 TiO2 Replacements      2.5.2 DSC Film Preparation Trends  2.5.3 Better Dopants for TiO22.6 Future Use of Quantum Dots and Graphene in DSCs   2.6.1 Examples of Graphene and QDs in DSCs      2.7 Interconnected DSC        2.8 Encapsulation and Substrates     2.8.1 Glass     2.8.2 New Opportunities for Metal Foil and Plastics 2.8.3 Future Prospects for DSC Encapsulants and Substrates        2.9 Encapsulation in the Age of Flexible PV 2.9.1 Significance of Encapsulation Materials in the Context of BIPV Applications 2.10 Substrates          2.11 Key Points Made in this Chapter            Chapter Three: Dye Sensitized Cells: Markets and Forecasts  3.1 Forecast Assumptions     3.1.1 Scope of Forecast        3.1.2 Pricing Assumptions     3.2 DSC for Indoor Applications        3.2.1 DSC in Solar Chargers:  Only Developed DSC Application to Date   3.2.2 DSC in Wireless Keyboards?   3.2.3 Smart Apparel, Wearables and DSC   3.2.4 Other Portable Consumer Electronics 3.2.5 Ten-Year Forecast of Indoor DSC Applications           3.3 Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)3.3.1 International Market Environment could be Favorable to BIPV3.3.2 BIPV Glass:  DSC Focus         3.3.3 DSC and Solar Roofs   3.3.4 Ten-Year Forecast of DSC in BIPV     3.4 Retail Applications3.4.1 Solar Awnings and Umbrellas  3.4.2 Outdoor and Indoor Digital Signage     3.4.3 Point-of-Sale (PoS) Displays    3.4.4 Ten-Year Forecast of DSC in Retail Applications3.5 Sensor Networks 3.5.1 Ten-Year Forecast of DSC for Sensor Networks        3.6 Emergency Power and Military Applications      3.6.1 Ten-Year Forecast of DSC for Military Applications    3.7 Automotive Applications  3.7.1 Ten-year Forecast of DSC Application in Automotive Devices           3.8 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts         3.9 Ten-Year Forecast by Type of Material  3.10 Key Points Made in this Chapter           Chapter Four: DSC Suppliers and Strategies      4.1 Firms Active in the DSC Market 4.2 3GSolar (Israel)   4.2.1 Technology and Products         4.3 Dyesol      4.3.1 Financial Position          4.3.2 Solliance, Tata and Steel-based BIPV 4.3.3 Developments Around Glass-Based BIPV Applications          4.3.4 Developments in the Electrolyte Space           4.3.5 n-tech Research's View of Dyesol       4.4 Exeger     4.4.1 Recent Financial Events           4.4.2 Patented Technologies 4.4.3 Research Collaboration4.4.4 n-tech Research's View on Exeger      4.5 Fujikura    4.5.1 Relationship with NEDO           4.5.2 n-tech Research's View of Fujikura     4.6 G24 Power           4.6.1 G24 Technology Development Efforts4.6.2 Products Using G24 Technology4.6.3 n-tech Research's View of G244.7 Merck       4.7.1 Collaborations and Partnerships           4.7.2 n-tech Research's View of Merck        4.8 Nissha Printing     4.8.1 Ohso Food Trial4.9 Oxford Photovoltaics       4.9.1 Product Development   4.9.2 Financial Backing         4.9.3 n-tech Research's View of Oxford Photovoltaics        4.10 Peccell Technologies     4.11 Samsung SDI    4.12 Sharp     4.12.1 n-tech Research's View of Sharp       4.13 Sony       4.14 Solaronix4.14.1 Research Initiatives    4.14.2 Module Prototypes and Beyond         4.14.3 n-tech Research's View of Solaronix Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report    About the Author          List of ExhibitsExhibit E-1: Summary of DSC Market 2016-2025   Exhibit 2-1: Comparison of Features between DSC and Other Competing Solar Cell Technologies          Exhibit 2-2: Performance Parameters of PV Technologies  Exhibit 2-3: Power Generation Efficiency     Exhibit 2-4: Key Trends of DSC Materials    Exhibit 2-5: Efficiencies of Ru sensitizers     Exhibit 2-6: Photonic parameters for different dyes fabricated (Alternatives of Ruthenium)Exhibit 2-7: Energetic Levels of natural dyes and semiconductors  Exhibit 2-8: Typical Properties of Different Types of Organic Solvents       Exhibit 2-9: Future Prospects for Different Ionic Liquids, Redox Couples and Additives in Liquid Electrolytes           Exhibit 2-10: Future Status of Solid-state and Quasi-solid State Electrolytes          Exhibit 2-11: Performance parameters of DSC on modification in CEExhibit 2-12: Material Choices as Encapsulants and Substrates      Exhibit 3-1: Summary of Potential DSC Applications           Exhibit 3-2: Price Assumptions of DSC Modules for each Application        Exhibit 3-3: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC-enabled Portable Charging Devices       Exhibit 3-4: Ten-Year Forecasts for Embedded Devices     Exhibit 3-5: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC Enabled BIPV Applications Glass Devices        Exhibit 3-6: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC Enabled BIPV Applications Roofing/Siding DevicesExhibit 3-7: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Outdoor and Indoor Digital SignageExhibit 3-8: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Retail Applications, Point-of-Sale DevicesExhibit 3-9: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Sensor Network Devices         Exhibit 3-10: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Military Applications   Exhibit 3-11: Ten-Year Forecasts for DSC-Enabled Automotive Applications (AIPV)         Exhibit 3-12: Grid-Connected DSC PV Market by Application 2016-2025  Exhibit 3-13: Off-Grid DSC PV Market by Application 2016-2025   Exhibit 3-14: Summary of Grid-Connected vs. Off-Grid DSC PV 2016-2025         Exhibit 3-15: Ten-Year Summary of DSC Revenue by Application ($Millions)       Exhibit 3-16: Ten-Year Summary of DSC Power Output by Applications (MWs)Exhibit 3-17: Ten-Year Summary of DSC Module Area by Application (Millions Sq. Meters)Exhibit 3-18: Ten-Year Summary of DSC Module Area by Application (Millions Sq. Meters)Exhibit 3-19: DSC Material Cost Assumptions: 2016 to 2025           Exhibit 4-1: Potential of the Key Pure-Play DSC Firms        

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