Worldwide Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market Size & Share (2018-2023): Crystalline to Account for the Largest Share -

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Though the deployment of PV systems that are partially or fully integrated with building materials is low compared with rack-mounted PV systems, there is an increasing interest among stakeholders for BIPV.

In the last two decades, there have been strong efforts to accelerate the deployment of solar-electric systems by developing PV products that are fully integrated with building materials. As a result, global BIPV market reached annual installation of 1 GW in the past few years and its adoption is expected to be driven in part by Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) regulations.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has set several NZEB goals, including targeting all new residential construction and all new commercial construction within the State to be net zero energy building by 2020 and 2030, respectively, and 50% of existing buildings will be required to retrofit to meet NZEB goals by 2030.

Public Initiatives Promoting BIPV

The recent growth in BIPV market is mainly due to the public initiatives carried out to promote the technology as a cost effective solution for a smart building. The European Union based on new energy strategy aims to achieve at least 27% of renewables by 2030 and aims that all new buildings are Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) by 2020. Photovoltaic being the renewable energy technology with the largest scope for cost reduction and efficiency gains is expected to contribute significantly in achieving the goal.

European Industrial Initiative proposes a program for the development and demonstration of BIPV. The industry is investing in developing BIPV modules which are multifunctional, self-cleaning and serve as construction element. In order to support the large-scale deployment in urban areas and small decentralized communities demonstration projects such as Solar Cities are being promoted.

Crystalline to Account for the Largest Share

Crystalline silicon (c-Si) is the dominant solar photovoltaic technology. They are built using crystalline silicon solar cells, which are developed using microelectronics technology. The two types of crystalline silicon solar cells used are - mono-crystalline silicon and polycrystalline silicon. However, current c-Si technologies have inherent technical limitations, including high processing complexity and low intrinsic light absorption, which requires a thick silicon wafer, resulting in rigidity and heavy weight.

The primary trend in crystalline silicon cell manufacturing involves a shift toward polycrystalline technology. Over the last decade, polycrystalline silicon wafer-based technology has been dominating the solar market. However, PV manufacturers are notably reducing the price for producing mono-crystalline, by switching toward lower processing cost diamond wafer technology, which might get close to the current price for poly-crystalline and be more competitive in the future.

Topics Covered

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Methodology

3. Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market Overview

4. Market Dynamics

5. Supply Chain Analysis

6. Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Force Analysis

7. Market Segmentation & Analysis

7.1 Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market By Type

7.1.1 Thin-Film

7.1.2 Crystalline

7.2 Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market By End-user

7.2.1 Residential

7.2.2 Commercial

8. Regional Market Analysis

8.1 North America Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market Size (2018-2023)

8.2 Europe Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market Size (2018-2023)

8.3 Asia-Pacific Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market Size (2018-2023)

8.5 Rest of the World Building Integrated Photovoltaic Market Size (2018-2023)

9. Key Company Profiles

9.1 BIPV Limited

9.2 Merck KGaA

9.3 Nanoflex Power Corp.

9.4 Onyx Solar Group LLC

9.5 Polysolar

9.6 Issol SA

9.7 Construct P.V.

9.8 Changzhou Almaden Co. Ltd.

9.9 AGC Solar

9.10 NanoPV Solar Inc.

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