NanoMarkets Announces New Upcoming Report on Building Integrated Photovoltaics Markets

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has added a new report to its publishing schedule that is due for 2nd quarter 2014 release titled, “BIPV Markets Analysis and Forecasts 2014-2021.”


Glen Allen, Virginia (May 1, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has added a new report to its publishing schedule that is due for 2nd quarter 2014 release titled, “BIPV Markets Analysis and Forecasts 2014-2021.” Additional details about the report are available on the firm’s website at: The report is available at pre-publication pricing until June 3rd.

The report follows a recently released NanoMarkets report that covered the BIPV glass market (see here for details) that the firm projected would reach $2.7 billion by 2019 and a recently released paper from the firm that addresses the role that PV materials choices will have on the growth prospects for BIPV. (See

About the Report:

In this latest report on the BIPV markets NanoMarkets is updating is quantitative and qualitative assessments and outlooks for the building integrated photovoltaic market. We have been covering the BIPV market since 2007. In this latest report we examine the latest important technological and market developments as well as the various region specific factors shaping the market. While the last few years have been far from robust for the solar market there are reasons for companies and investors to view BIPV with some optimism.

The report addresses BIPV glass, roofing and siding and assesses the prospects for the competing underlying technologies including thin-film, OPV, DSC and c-Si. We include forecasts broken out by product, application, technology and region expressed in MW and units. The report also provides commentaries of the various leading key suppliers and industry influencers.

Report Outline:

Executive Summary
Changes in Market Conditions for BIPV since Our Previous Report
Changing PV Material Mix
Opportunity Analysis and Roadmap by Type of BIPV Product
Opportunities for BIPV in End user Markets
Companies to watch in the BIPV Market
Opportunity Analysis by Country/Region

Chapter Two: Product segments and emerging trends
Emerging Trends in Non-Glass BIPV products
Roofing Overlay
Flexible Roofing
Monolithically integrated Roofing
Wall attached PV
BIPV Sliding
Curtain Walls
Emerging Technology Trends and its Impact on BIPV glass
Roadmap for the evolution of BIPV glass
Limitations of crystalline silicon for use in BIPV glass and its future
Current and future use of CIGS in BIPV glass
Current and future use of CdTe in BIPV glass
Future of OPV and DSC in BIPV glass
Encapsulation issues for BIPV glass
The aesthetics and architectural merits and de-merits of BIPV glass

Chapter Three: Key Market Segments and Regional Markets
End-user Market Segments
Zero-Energy Buildings
Prestige Commercial, Government and Multi-tenant Residential Buildings
Other Commercial and Government Buildings
Residential Buildings
Industrial Buildings
Markets by Region and Country: A Discussion of Market Developments and Subsidies
United States

Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of BIPV Market
Forecast of Non-Glass BIPV Roofing Markets (Shipment Volumes, Market Value and Materials Used)
Forecast of Non Glass BIPV Wall Markets (Shipment Volumes, Market Value and Materials Used)
BIPV Glass (Forecast by Type of PV Technology Used, Area , Revenues, Type of Product)
Forecast of BIPV Revenues by Type of Building and Type of BIPV Products Used
Forecast of BIPV by Retrofit versus New Construction: By Type of BIPV Product
Forecasts by Region: By Type of BIPV Product
Forecast of Materials/technology
Crystalline Silicon BIPV: By Type of BIPV Product
Thin-Film Silicon BIPV: By Type of BIPV Product
CdTe BIPV: By Type of BIPV Product
CIGS BIPV: By Type of BIPV Product
OPV BIPV: By Type of BIPV Product
Encapsulation Materials for BIPV Panels

About NanoMarkets:
NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV sector and the PV sector more generally.

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Santerno Partners with Energy Absolute to Provide Inverters for Largest Solar Plant in Southeast Asia

New contract will support 126 MW solar photovoltaic facility in Thailand.

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IMOLA, Italy (June 18, 2013) — Santerno (, the Carraro Group company that specializes in alternative energy electronics and industrial automation, today announced that the company has reached an agreement with Energy Absolute, the renewable energy business network in Thailand, to provide solar power inverters to the largest photovoltaic plant in Southeast Asia. Under the terms of the contract, Santerno will supply all the integrated inverters for the new utility-size plant being constructed in the Thai province of Nakorn Sawan.

Under the terms of the agreement, Santerno is delivering a three-phase solar inverter housed in an outdoor cabinet specified to withstand extreme weather conditions of the rainforest. The same type of product is currently being used in a photovoltaic facility under construction in Calexico, California, where temperatures can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit. The agreement also calls for Santerno to oversee service and maintenance of the new system for two years, as well as support for photovoltaic systems in other parts of the country. Santerno will be launching a new service center in Thailand with a maintenance team on staff in the near future.

“Asia offers strategic and attractive growth prospects for Santerno,” said Marco Tecchio, Chief Executive Officer of Santerno. “The Carraro Group has been operating in China for a decade and as a result Santerno is one of the few international companies in the renewables market that has solar inverters installed throughout Southeast Asia. This agreement with Energy Absolute is an important milestone in our expansion into the Asian solar market. We are proud to participate in such a high-profile project that will contribute to saving the environment and producing clean energy.”

Santerno is aggressively expanding into new global markets with new contracts signed recently in South Africa and the United States.

About Santerno
Headquartered in Imola, Italy, with offices around the globe, Santerno designs and markets solar inverters and products used to produce electricity from renewable sources. Since 2006 the company has been part of the Carraro Group, a multinational company specializing in power transmission systems with engineering and production operations in 16 countries. Santerno has more than 40 years of expertise in design automation of power electronics and has manufactured solar power inverters for 27 years, hybrid vehicles for 16 years, and wind power systems for six years. Santerno has more than 40 distributors worldwide.

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