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Posted: April 29, 2009

NanoMarkets Announces New Research Program Addressing the Opportunities for Metals in Photovoltaics Business

(Nanowerk News) NanoMarkets, a leading industry analyst based here, today announced a new research effort that will focusing on the opportunities for suppliers or metals and related materials used in photovoltaics. Metals covered in the program will include, silver, indium, tin, cadmium, aluminum, molybdenum and zinc. The reports will be released starting in May of 2009 and will be delivered over the remainder of Q2 and Q3.
About the Program
The photovoltaics (PV) industry is not just about novel materials; the growth of the industry is also creating new opportunities for metals to serve in electrodes and reflective layers. In some cases, these opportunities go beyond simply increased demand, to value-added opportunities—the creation of new kinds of metallic inks, for example. In addition, new opportunities for metals that have never normally been associated with PV—indium in CIGS or cadmium in CdTe, for example—have started to be used at the absorber layer of newer thin-film PV products.
NanoMarkets coverage of the PV industry has been unique in its breadth and depth and especially its focus on the materials aspect of this growing business. However, until now there has been little in the way of market analysis for businesses and investors primarily concerned with the opportunities for metals used in PV products. This series of reports, is intended to provide an analysis targeted not only to those already in the PV business, but also to those in the specialty metals business that are interested in learning about the growth and opportunities available for these metals in the PV industry.
Each of the seven reports reviews the current state of the PV industry then discusses and identifies the role of the particular metal of interest in the electronics industry as a whole, and its part in each of the PV segments. In addition, opportunities for these metals in the PV space will be quantified in an eight-year forecast.
Source: NanoMarkets (press release)
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