Organic Photovoltaic Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

Organic Photovoltaic Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2025

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Organic electronics has gained popularity in the electronics display market due to their flexible and ultra-thin form and low cost. Organic technology is useful for solar photovoltaic to fully redefine the way solar cells are invented by using solar power. Organic photovoltaic (OPV) solar cells used to provide a low-energy-production photovoltaic solution and an Earth-abundant. The technology also has a potential to supply electricity at a lower cost as compared to the first or second generation solar technologies. Organic technology can be used to produce transparent and colored organic photovoltaic due to availability of various absorbers. This technology is mainly used to building-integrated photovoltaic market. Organic photovoltaic has reached efficiency nearly at 11% of device however, efficiency margins as well as long-term consistency remain critical obstacles.  Organic photovoltaic technologies have much better-quality materials that can be used in device structures in the latest years. Organic photovoltaic have qualities such as low capital expenditure, low energy production cost, and performance in indoor lighting conditions. These developments are leading organic photovoltaic (OPVs) toward commercial viability in the target market.

As compared to inorganic solar cells, organic photovoltaic cells use polymeric absorbers or molecular absorbers formed in a localized exciton. Absorber can be in combination with an electron acceptor, such as a fullerene, it has molecular orbital energy states that enables electron transmission.  The primary driver of organic photovoltaic technology is its capability to be used in large area and flexible solar modules, particularly in helping R2R (roll-to-roll) production. Moreover, manufacturing cost can be decrease for organic photovoltaic due to their lesser cost of silicon-based materials and the comfort of device manufacturing. On the other hand, to latch up with the work of silicon-based solar cells, both the acceptor and donor materials in an organic photovoltaic must have good film morphologies, good extinction factors, and high stabilities. Additional requirement for an ideal acceptor or donor is a huge electron/hole mobility to capitalize charge transport. Maximum efficiency of an organic photovoltaic device can be accomplished through various photovoltaic designs such as inverted device structures, bulk-heterojuction (BHJ), increasing low band gap conjugated polymers, and new organic minor molecules as donor materials. A key restraint of the organic photovoltaic market is the difficulty in generation of electric power and shorter lifespan of OPV.

The organic photovoltaic market can be segmented based on efficiency, application, end-user, and region. Based on efficiency, the organic photovoltaic market can be bifurcated into small molecule, polymer, and perovskite. In the organic photovoltaic market, perovskite has high performance as compared to other materials. In terms of application, the organic photovoltaic market can be divided into building-integrated (BIPV), building-applied (BAPV), and solar chargers. Based on end-use, the organic photovoltaic market can be classified into residential, industry, utility, power plant application, military, and others. Furthermore, the organic photovoltaic market can be segmented, according to regional divisions, into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South America. Europe accounts for the dominant share of the organic photovoltaics market owing to the existence of leading manufacturers of organic photovoltaics followed by North America.

Several players are engaged in the organic photovoltaic market with a diverse portfolio of solutions. Key players operating in the organic photovoltaic market include Armor Group, ACC, Belectric, BASF, CSEM Brasil, DisaSolar, Eight19, Merck, Mitsubishi Chemical, Heraeus, Next Energy, Solarmer, Nanoflex Power Corporation, Sumitomo Chemical, and Toshib. With advanced research in the field of organic photovoltaic technologies, companies are targeting the various market sections wherein the technology can be employed, for instance, posters and point-of-purchase (PoP) advertising, automotive, apparels, off-grid applications for developing countries, consumer electronics, building integrated photovoltaics, and power generation.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth qualitative insights, historical data, and verifiable projections about market size. The projections featured in the report have been derived using proven research methodologies and assumptions. By doing so, the research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology, types, and applications.

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Market segments and sub-segments
  • Market trends and dynamics
  • Supply and demand
  • Market size
  • Current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive landscape
  • Technological breakthroughs
  • Value chain and stakeholder analysis

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, and North Africa)

The report has been compiled through extensive primary research (through interviews, surveys, and observations of seasoned analysts) and secondary research (which entails reputable paid sources, trade journals, and industry body databases). The report also features a complete qualitative and quantitative assessment by analyzing data gathered from industry analysts and market participants across key points in the industry’s value chain.

A separate analysis of prevailing trends in the parent market, macro- and micro-economic indicators, and regulations and mandates is included under the purview of the study. By doing so, the report projects the attractiveness of each major segment over the forecast period.

Highlights of the report:

  • A complete backdrop analysis, which includes an assessment of the parent market
  • Important changes in market dynamics
  • Market segmentation up to the second or third level
  • Historical, current, and projected size of the market from the standpoint of both value and volume
  • Reporting and evaluation of recent industry developments
  • Market shares and strategies of key players
  • Emerging niche segments and regional markets
  • An objective assessment of the trajectory of the market
  • Recommendations to companies for strengthening their foothold in the market   

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