Global Solar PV Industry Intelligence – Table of Contents

Below is the Table of Contents for NRG Expert’s Global Solar PV Industry Intelligence report. We have researched the polar PV market to produce an in-depth database and accompanying market research report that focuses on the generation through the use of solar technology. This includes PV which is the main focus of the report, but the database also presents solar thermal power generation. The report and database combine NRG Expert’s research abilities with a keen understanding of the power generation landscape to give you a comprehensive look at the sector.

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  1. Development of Solar Photovoltaics
    • Solar photovoltaics
      • Solar cell development
    • Conditions of use of solar PV cells
      • Solar insolation
      • Cold weather
      • Cloud conditions
      • Isolated generation
    • PV and the environment
  2. Applications of Solar PV Technology
    • Simple PV systems
    • BIPV – Buildings as energy systems and collectors of solar energy
    • PV with battery storage
      • Balance of system: storage
    • PV with generators
    • PV connected to utilities
      • Utility-scale power
    • Hybrid power systems
      • Desalination
      • Distributed generation
  3. PV Project costs
  4. PV Industry Value Chain
    • Feedstock
      • Polysilicon
      • Thin Film Photovoltaic (TFPV) technology
      • Ingot and wafer production
    • Solar cell and modules
    • Balance of system (BOS)
      • Inverters
      • Vertically integrated companies
  5. Photovoltaic Feedstock – Silicon
    • Background
    • Silicon Recycling
      • Recycling future development
      • Cost pressure on feedstock process
  6. Thin Film Photovoltaics (TFPV)
    • Alternative thin film materials
  7. Concentrating Photovoltaics (CPV)
  8. 8. Manufacturers of solar PV
    • Overview
    • Solar photovoltaic manufacturers
  9. National targets and incentives for renewable energy
    • Renewable energy targets
      • Feed-in tariffs (FITs)
      • Advanced Renewable Tariffs (ARTs)
      • Tender over an amount of energy (kWh) or a certain capacity (kW)
      • Tradable green certificates
      • Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS)
      • Mixed systems
    • Feed-in tariffs (FITs) and RPS
      • Calculation of renewable energy shares
    • Comparison of feed-in tariffs and RPS
      • EU and feed-in tariffs
      • US and RPS
      • The feed-in tariff in Europe
      • The evolution of RPS Policy in the United States
      • Europe – the EU Renewable Energy Directive
    • Investor confidence, price, and policy cost
    • Effectiveness
    • Ownership structure
    • Conclusion
    • Feed-in tariffs in the United States
  10. Trans European – North African Grid Networks
    • Overview
    • Mediterranean solar plan
    • Desertec
  11. Energy Storage
    • Mechanical Storage
    • Electrochemical storage
    • Electromagnetic storage
    • Hybrid Systems
  12. 12. Forecasting a new technology
    • Experience curves and progress ratios (PR)
  13. 13. The Data
    • Introduction to the data:

Figures

  • Figure 1 – How Solar Works
  • Figure 2 – Global insolation levels
  • Figure 3 – Remote Energy Capture
  • Figure 4 – Deep Cycle Battery Storage
  • Figure 5 – Municipal vehicle port with integrated PV roof
  • Figure 6 – Wind and Solar PV combined
  • Figure 7 – Distribution network conventional
  • Figure 8 – Distribution network – with distributed generation
  • Figure 9 – PV installer data on component costs
  • Figure 10 – Efficiencies achieved in the laboratory
  • Figure 11 – PV conversion efficiencies: crystalline silicon versus thin film
  • Figure 12 – Value breakdown by manufacturing country of origin, typical Suntech module
  • Figure 13 – Value breakdown by manufacturing country of origin, typical SunPower module
  • Figure 14 – Diagramatic representation of feed-in tariff schemes
  • Figure 15 – National renewable energy policies in EU countries
  • Figure 16 – Desertec plan
  • Figure 17 – Salt structures and existing gas storage sites in Europe
  • Figure 18 – Price experience curve for PV modules

Tables

  • Table 1 – Recycled silicon grades
  • Table 2 – Different classes of CPV cells
  • Table 3 – Desertec plan
  • Table 4 – Energy storage technologies
  • Table 5 – Characteristics of various batteries

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