Thin film photovoltaics (PV) have garnered interest in recent years due to its versatility. Featuring properties such as light weight, flexibility, and semi-transparency, it can target many applications to which conventional silicon PV is not well suited due to its weight, size, and rigidity. Thin film alternatives such as organics, perovskites, and CdTe. among others, present numerous advantages to overcome these limitations and cater to emerging applications.
In this webinar, Dr. Isabel Al-Dhahir, Technology Analyst at IDTechEx, will discuss the latest developments and opportunities in thin film photovoltaics - a market that is expected to grow to US$6.1 billion by 2033. Thin film PV has been experiencing a renaissance following substantial strides being made in the sector with increasing efficiencies and manufacturing processes becoming cheaper and more scalable. Despite all these promising attractions of thin film PV and substantial academic interest, the technology has been struggling to reach widespread adoption commercially. This talk will aim to answer the question as to why that is by discussing the challenges facing market growth, including durability concerns, materials requirements, and market competitors.
This webinar includes:
- Emerging application opportunities presented by thin film photovoltaics
- Anticipated announcements within the thin film PV field
- What thin film photovoltaics means for European and North American manufacturing
- Discussion of the barriers facing the commercialisation of thin film photovoltaics
- Roadmaps for the future of thin film photovoltaics