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Date:10/14/2010

NEW YORK, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

 Photovoltaic Technology Roadmap

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0312814/ Photovoltaic-Technology-Roadmap.html

STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE PRODUCTION COSTMaking photovoltaics a low-cost source of clean and renewable energy is the main goal for most of developed countries. Many of them have agreed on a 20% renewable energy target by 2020, and some already started to implement aggressive feed-in-tariffs to finance this objective. But the question is how do we get there from what has been achieved so far? What would happen if governments partially stop financing the PV industry through incentive program cuts as in Germany for instance? Can today's technologies be competitive without the incentives or do we need technical evolutions, or even technical breakthroughs to get there?

INTRODUCTIONThere is no doubt that the government incentive programs helped industrials to achieve, step by step, drastic cost reduction and performance improvements in a very short period of time but without real revolutions. The PV industry has also seen the emergence of largescale production facilities, international R&D centres, and innovative equipment makers thus resulting in the impressive cost reduction we know. But if large production facilities can play the scale effect card to lower the cost of raw material and increase their yield, many other levers exist in order to reduce the production cost.

In this PV Technology roadmap report, we describe all the different aspects linked to production cost reduction: from cell structure innovations to modification of manufacturing processes. We in fact describe all the existing technologies: From those developed by the University of New South Wales (UNS W), to the metal wrap through (MWT) concept developed by the ECN and industrialized with Solland, to the new emitter wrap through (EWT) technology being developed by Bosh Solar.

Conventional crystalline silicon cells could bump up against their theoretical maximum efficiency of 29% as soon as 2020. Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., for instance, demonstrated ~23% efficiency with a 10cm(2) R&D unit of its heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT ) cells last year.

It figures that thinner surface contacts, better transparent conductors, and lower defect density can improve performance by several more percentage points, to likely get commercial efficiency up to about as close as practical to the theoretical limit within about ten years.

COMPANY INDEXAbound Solar, Advent Solar, AMAT, Antec Solar, Arendi, Auria Solar, Bosh Solar, Canon Anelva, Centrotherm, Day 4 Energy, ECN, Energo Solar, EPV, E-Ton, Evergreen Solar, First Solar, Flexcell, Fraunhofer, Georgia Tech, GET, Heliosphera, IMEC, Innovalight, Intevac, Inventux, Kalixo, Kaneka, Kyocera, Mitsubishi, Nanogram, Nedo, NREL, Oerlikon, Optomec, Philips Miplaza, Photovoltech, Rena, Rofin, Roth and Rau, Sandia National Lab, Schmalz, Schmid, Schott, Semitool, Sharp, SiGen, Solland, Solyndra, Sunfilm, SunPower, SunTech Power, Synova, Toyo Advanced Technologies, Ulvac, UniSolar, University of Konstanz, UNSW, Veeco, Von Ardenne, Xjet…

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PV OFFER: MARKET DESCRIPTION AND FORECAST

• Description of the technologies - Family of materials

• Efficiency / Development status by technology– 2008-2010 situation

• Efficiency / Production cost- Early 2010 situation

• Fab capacity utilization by technology

• Breakdown by technology

• Overview of efficiency potentials

PV DEMAND EVOLUTION

• Mid-term forecasts up to 2013

CONCLUSIONS

• Wafer-based technology:

o Requirements for higher efficiencies

o Cell structure evolution

- Emitter profile optimization

- Passivation

- Passivated cells development Roadmap

- Identified Players

o Manufacturing Technology Cluster Roadmap

• Thin-Film technologies - Cell structure

o Equipment providers and proprietary technology based manufacturers

o Identified player

PV TECHNOLOGY ROADMAP: STRATEGIES TO REDUCE PRODUCTION COST

• Moore's Law?

• Price reduction - impact of raw material

• Cost per Watt ratio

• Major levers

• Cost breakdown

DEVELOPMENT TRENDS ON C-SI CELLS

• Introduction

o Standard cell

o Passivated emitter cell

o Metal wrap through cell

o Emitter Wrap through cell

o Heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer cell

o Interdigitated back-junction cell

• Advanced Cell Concept Production

o Examples with Solland, Bosh or Stiebel

• New Manufacturing Steps

o Metallization

o Dopant Diffusion

o Silicon Structuring

• New Manufacturing Technologies

o Thin wafers

o NI L

o Inkjet

DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS

• Breakdown by technology

o Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)

o Tandem (a-Si/?-Si)

o Cadmium-telluride (CdTe)

o Copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS )

• New manufacturing technologies

o Transparent Interlayer

o Electrodes structuring

- Example of Nano-imprint lithography

SPECIFIC PROCESSES/POTENTIAL GAME CHANGERS

To order this report:Solar Photovoltaic Industry:  Photovoltaic Technology Roadmap

Solar Photovoltaic Business News

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