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Research and Markets: Markets for Indium-Based Materials in Photovoltaics 2011.

DUBLIN -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Markets for Indium-Based Materials in Photovoltaics 2011" report to their offering.

This report is part of NanoMarkets' ongoing analysis of both the PV materials space and the indium industry. In particular we discuss what the evolution of new transparent conductors and the continued growth of the PV market will mean in terms of new opportunities for the indium industry.

This opportunity analysis is carried out in the context of the big changes that the indium industry is going through at the present time with the recent developments in Chinese indium policy. We also examine how new manufacturing technologies - especially solution processing -- will impact the kinds of indium-based materials that will be required by the PV industry. In addition, we examine the strategies that various firms in the PV supply chain are adopting with regard to indium-based materials.

Another goal of this report is to provide detailed forecasts of the markets for the various indium-containing materials considered in this report, as they apply to the photovoltaics industry. With an uncertain economy and the emergence of new PV technologies, quantitatively predicting indium use and consumption is an intricate task. ITO especially has so many applications outside of PV that the major market forces working on it are likely to be outside the PV arena as well. CIGS for PV cells, on the other hand, is expected to make up a significant portion of the indium market and have a large impact on its demand. This report is international in scope. Forecasts of indium consumption by PV technology including; crystalline silicon, thin-film silicon, CdTe, CIGS , OPV and DSC and other PV markets for indium-based materials. Forecasts of indium consumption in PV by material type are also included. Alternative scenarios and confidence intervals are also considered.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

E.1 Trends in indium use by the PV industry in the past two years

E.2 Opportunities for solar panel firms

E.3 Opportunities for materials firms and indium extraction firms

E.4 Opportunities for manufacturing equipment firms

E.4 Summary of eight-year forecasts

Chapter One: Introduction

1.1 Background to this report

1.2 Objectives and scope of this report

1.3 Methodology of this report

1.4 Plan of this report

Chapter Two: Indium-Based Materials for PV Markets

2.1 Indium: the state of an industry

2.2 ITO and its replacements in PV

2.3 Usage of indium by CIGS and CIS PV

2.4 Indium use in next-generation PV

2.5 Safety, health, and environmental concerns with indium production and use

2.6 Key points from this chapter

Chapter Three: Markets and Opportunities for Indium-Based Materials in the PV Sector

3.1 Future markets for ITO in the PV market

3.2 Absorber material markets for indium-related materials

3.3 The impact of the PV market for indium on the indium market as a whole

3.4 Key points from this chapter

Chapter Four: Eight-Year Forecasts of Indium in Photovoltaics

4.1 Forecasting methodology

4.2 Forecasts of indium consumption by PV technology

4.3 Forecasts of indium consumption in PV by material type

4.4 Alternative scenarios and confidence intervals

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