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Reportlinker Adds Advanced Materials and Devices for Renewable Energy

December 2, 2009

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Advanced Materials and Devices for Renewable Energy

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0166821/Advanced-Materials-and-Devices-for-Renewable-Energy.html

Detail a global market forecast for the industry with current and future trends, including date for 2008, estimates for 2009, and projections for the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2014

Describe the global market for advanced materials and devices for renewable energy systems, including the markets for solar photovoltaics, solar thermal power, small hydropower, wind energy, geothermal energy, and ocean energy

Provide a detailed review of important technology in the industry

Offer analyses of past and recent patents, and profiles of the top players in the market.

Chapter- 1: INTRODUCTION — Complimentary

STUDY BACKGROUND 1

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 1

INTENDED AUDIENCE 1

SCOPE OF REPORT 2

INFORMATION SOURCES AND METHODOLOGY 3

ANALYST CREDENTIALS 3

RELATED BCC RESEARCH REPORTS 3

BCC ONLINE SERVICES 4

DISCLAIMER 4

Chapter-2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR RENEWABLE-ENERGY SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 5

SUMMARY FIGURE RENEWABLE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES BY TYPE, 2008-2014 ($ MILLIONS) 6

Chapter-3: OVERVIEW

GENERAL DESCRIPTION 7

DEFINITIONS 7

Renewable Energy 7

Renewable-energy Systems 7

Advanced Materials and Devices 7

OVERALL MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION 8

TABLE 1 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES BY RENEWABLE-ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 8

FIGURE 1 RENEWABLE-ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES’ SHARE OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES MARKET, 2008 VS. 2014 (% OF TOTAL DEMAND) 9

FIGURE 1 (CONTINUED) 10

PATENT ANALYSIS 10

FIGURE 2 U.S. PATENTS RELATING TO ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES BY TYPE OF RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGY (% OF PATENTS ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009) 11

Chapter-4: SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS

TYPES OF PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES 12

SILICON WAFER-BASED PV CELLS 12

Single-Crystal Silicon PVs 13

TABLE 2 MANUFACTURERS OF C-SI PVS 13

Polycrystalline Silicon PVs 14

TABLE 3 MANUFACTURERS OF MC-SI PVS 14

Polycrystalline … (Continued) 15

Thin-Film PV Cells 16

Amorphous Silicon 16

TABLE 4 MANUFACTURERS OF AMORPHOUS SILICON PV DEVICES 17

Cadmium Telluride 17

TABLE 5 MANUFACTURERS OF CADMIUM TELLURIDE THIN-FILM PVS 18

Antec Solar Energy AG 18

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide 19

TABLE 6 MANUFACTURERS OF CIGS THIN-FILM PVS 19

THIRD-GENERATION PV TECHNOLOGIES 20

Multi-Junction Cells 20

Multi-… (Continued) 21

TABLE 7 MANUFACTURERS OF MULTI-JUNCTION AND/OR CONCENTRATOR PVS 22

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells 22

TABLE 8 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING OR DEVELOPING DSSC PVS 23

Quantum Dot PVs 23

Intermediate-Bandgap Solar cells 24

Infrared Solar Cells 24

Multilayered Silicon Quantum Dot Solar Cell 25

TABLE 9 COMPANIES DEVELOPING QUANTUM DOT PVS 25

Organic Solar Cells 25

Hybrid Organic-Metal PVs 26

Hybrid Organic-Organic PVs 27

TABLE 10 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING OR DEVELOPING POLYMER PVS 27

PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS 27

PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS … (CONTINUED) 28

FIGURE 3 GRID-TIED VS. OFF-GRID PV APPLICATIONS, 2008 (INSTALLED CAPACITY) 29

HISTORICAL PV MARKET TRENDS 29

FIGURE 4 GLOBAL SOLAR CELL PRODUCTION BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2008 (%) 30

TABLE 11 NET ANNUAL INCREASES IN INSTALLED PV CAPACITY, THROUGH 2008 (MW) 31

FIGURE 5 GROWTH TRENDS IN INSTALLED PV CAPACITY, 1998-2008 (MW 31

MARKET DRIVERS 31

Easing of Polysilicon Supply Constraints 32

FIGURE 6 SOLAR MODULE PRODUCTION POTENTIAL BASED ON POLYSILICON SUPPLY, 2005-2014 (GWP) 32

Growth In Thin-Film PV Production Capacity 33

TABLE 12 PROJECTED GROWTH IN THIN-FILM PV PRODUCTION CAPACITY, THROUGH 2014 (GW) 33

FIGURE 7 FUTURE TRENDS IN PRODUCTION CAPACITY FOR SELECTED TYPES OF THIN-FILM PVS (GW) 34

Concentrating PV Build-out 34

Commercialization of Other New Technologies 34

Increasing Efficiency and Lower Cost of Solar PVs 35

FIGURE 8 TREND IN AVERAGE PV SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS COST, 2008-2014 ($/METRIC TON) 35

Growth in Building-Integrated PV Applications 36

PROJECTED PV MARKET THROUGH 2014 36

TABLE 13 PROJECTED CONSUMPTION OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, THROUGH 2014 (MW) 37

FIGURE 9 TRENDS IN CONSUMPTION OF PHOTOVOLTAICS, 2008-2014 (MW) 37

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS 38

TABLE 14 GLOBAL MARKET FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES USED IN PV SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 39

SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS 39

TABLE 15 PHOTOVOLTAICS CONSUMPTION OF ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 39

TABLE 15 (CONTINUED) 40

FIGURE 10 SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS’ SHARE OF PV MARKET, 2008 VS. 2014 (% OF TOTAL TONS OF SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS CONSUMED) 40

FIGURE 10 (CONTINUED) 41

Crystalline Silicon 41

Production Processes 41

Polycrystalline Silicon 42

Monocrystalline Silicon 43

Producers 43

TABLE 16 PRODUCERS OF SILICON FOR RENEWABLE-ENERGY APPLICATIONS 44

FIGURE 11 PHOTOVOLTAIC POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON MARKET SHARES, 2007 (% OF TOTAL POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON PRODUCED FOR SOLAR PV APPLICATIONS) 45

Prices 45

FIGURE 12 TRENDS IN AVERAGE SILICON PRICES, 2003-2014 ($KG) 46

Consumption 46

TABLE 17 POLYSILICON CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 47

FIGURE 13 POLYSILICON CONSUMPTION, 2008-2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 47

Thin-film Materials 48

TABLE 18 PHOTOVOLTAICS CONSUMPTION OF THIN-FILM MATERIALS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLION) 48

Silane 48

TABLE 19 MAJOR SILANE SUPPLIERS FOR PV MANUFACTURING 49

TABLE 20 SILANE CONSUMPTION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A-SI THIN-FILM PVS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 49

Cadmium Telluride 50

TABLE 21 MAJOR CADMIUM TELLURIDE SUPPLIERS FOR PV MANUFACTURING 50

TABLE 22 CDTE CONSUMPTION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CDTE THIN-FILM PVS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 51

CIGS 51

TABLE 23 CIGS CONSUMPTION FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CIGS THIN-FILM PVS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 52

NANOMATERIALS 52

TABLE 24 PROJECTED CONSUMPTION OF NANOMATERIALS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 53

TiO2 Nanoparticles 54

TABLE 25 SALES OF DYE-SENSITIVE SOLAR CELLS, THROUGH 2014 (MW) 54

TABLE 26 PROJECTED CONSUMPTION OF TI02 NANOPARTICLES IN DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 54

P3HT/Cadmium Selenide 55

TABLE 27 PROJECTED CONSUMPTION OF CDSE/P3HT NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS IN SOLAR CELLS THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 55

MEH-PPV/PbS Nanocomposite 56

TABLE 28 PROJECTED CONSUMPTION OF MEH-PPV/PBS NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS IN SOLAR CELLS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 56

OTHER THIRD-GENERATION PV MATERIALS 56

TABLE 29 PROJECTED CONSUMPTION OF MULTI-JUNCTION MATERIALS IN SOLAR CELLS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS/$ MILLIONS) 57

PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS 57

Types of PV Inverter 58

Technology Trends 58

Producers 59

TABLE 30 PRODUCERS OF PV INVERTERS 59

Fronius 59

Prices 59

FIGURE 14 PRICE TRENDS FOR PV INVERTERS, 2008-2014 ($/W) 60

Consumption 60

TABLE 31 PROJECTED MARKET FOR PV INVERTERS, THROUGH 2014 (GW/$ MILLIONS) 61

PATENT ANALYSIS 61

MATERIALS VS. DEVICES 61

FIGURE 15 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO ADVANCED PV MATERIALS VS. DEVICES (%) 61

FIGURE 15 (CONTINUED) 62

PV GENERATIONS 62

FIGURE 16 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO PV ADVANCED MATERIALS BY TECHNOLOGY GENERATION 62

FIGURE 16 (CONTINUED) 63

PV MATERIALS 63

FIGURE 17 U.S. PATENTS RELATING TO PV ADVANCED MATERIALS BY TYPE OF MATERIAL (%) 63

FIGURE 17 (CONTINUED) 64

PATENT HOLDERS 64

FIGURE 18 MAJOR IP PORTFOLIOS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES (% OF TOTAL PATENTS) 64

FIGURE 18 (CONTINUED) 65

Chapter-5: SOLAR THERMAL COLLECTORS

TYPES OF SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS 66

PARABOLIC TROUGH COLLECTORS 66

Parabolic Trough Collectors (Continued) 67

TABLE 32 PTC SOLAR SYSTEM PROVIDERS 68

SOLAR TOWERS 68

Parabolic Dish Collector 68

Parabolic Dish Collector (Continued) 69

SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS 70

FIGURE 19 PROJECTED WORLDWIDE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES ON SOLAR THERMAL POWER PLANTS, 2008-2014 ($ MILLIONS) 71

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR SOLAR THERMAL INSTALLATIONS 72

TABLE 33 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES USED IN SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 73

REFLECTOR MATERIALS 73

Technology 73

Manufacturers 74

TABLE 34 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING SOLAR CONCENTRATING MIRRORS 74

Cost 74

Consumption 74

TABLE 35 DEMAND FOR SOLAR CONCENTRATING MIRRORS, 2008-2014 (SQUARE METERS/$ MILLIONS) 75

SOLAR SELECTIVE COATINGS 75

Technology 75

Manufacturers 76

TABLE 36 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING OR DEVELOPING SOLAR SELECTIVE COATINGS 76

Cost 76

Demand 77

TABLE 37 DEMAND FOR SOLAR SELECTIVE COATINGS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 77

SOLAR TRACKERS 77

Technology 77

Single vs. Dual Axis Trackers 77

Active vs. Passive Trackers 78

Manufacturers 78

TABLE 38 MANUFACTURERS OF SOLAR TRACKERS 78

Cost 78

Consumption 79

TABLE 39 DEMAND FOR SOLAR TRACKERS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 79

STIRLING ENGINES 79

Technology 79

TABLE 40 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING SOLAR STIRLING ENGINES 79

Cost 80

Demand 80

TABLE 41 DEMAND FOR SOLAR STIRLING ENGINES, THROUGH 2014 (UNITS/$MILLIONS) 80

HIGH-TEMPERATURE PUMPS 81

Technology 81

Manufacturers 81

Prices 81

Demand 82

TABLE 42 DEMAND FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE PUMPS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 82

PATENT ANALYSIS 82

TABLE 43 U.S. PATENTS RELATING TO ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR SOLAR THERMAL POWER, ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 83

FIGURE 20 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO ADVANCED SOLAR THERMAL MATERIALS VS. DEVICES, ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 (%) 83

FIGURE 20 (CONTINUED) 84

TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY 84

FIGURE 21 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO ADVANCED PV MATERIALS AND DEVICES, BY TYPE OF SOLAR THERMAL TECHNOLOGY, ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 (%) 84

FIGURE 21 (CONTINUED) 85

PATENT HOLDERS 85

FIGURE 22 MAJOR IP PORTFOLIOS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES (% OF TOTAL PATENTS) 85

FIGURE 22 (CONTINUED) 86

Chapter-6: SMALL HYDROPOWER

TYPES OF SMALL HYDROPOWER INSTALLATIONS 87

SMALL HYDRO APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS 87

FIGURE 23 TRENDS IN SMALL HYDROPOWER CAPACITY, 2008-2014 (GW) 88

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR MINI- AND MICRO-HYDRO INSTALLATIONS 88

TABLE 44 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES USED IN SMALL HYDROPOWER SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 89

COMPOSITE MATERIALS 89

Technology 89

Price 90

Consumption 90

TABLE 45 CONSUMPTION OF COMPOSITES IN SMALL HYDRO EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 90

IMPROVED PICO TURBINES 91

Technology 91

Manufacturers 92

TABLE 46 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING IMPROVED PICO-HYDRO GENERATORS 93

Cost 93

Consumption 93

TABLE 47 MARKET FOR ADVANCED PICO-HYDRO TURBINES, 2008-2014 ($ MILLION) 94

COANDA SCREENS 94

Technology 94

Manufacturers 95

TABLE 48 COMPANIES MANUFACTURING COANDA EFFECT SCREENS 95

Cost 95

Consumption 95

TABLE 49 MARKET FOR COANDA SCREENS IN SMALL HYDRO PROJECTS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 96

PATENT ANALYSIS 96

TABLE 50 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR SMALL HYDROPOWER ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 96

Chapter-7: WIND ENERGY

WIND TURBINES 97

TYPES OF WIND TURBINE 97

Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines 97

Upwind Wind Turbines 98

Downwind Wind Turbine 98

Vertical Axis Wind Turbines 98

Darrieus Turbines 99

Savonius Turbines 99

WIND TURBINE SIZES 99

WIND POWER APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS 99

FIGURE 24 TRENDS IN GLOBAL WIND POWER CAPACITY, 2008-2014 (GW) 100

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR WIND POWER 101

TABLE 51 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES USED IN WIND POWER SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 101

LIGHTWEIGHT MATERIALS 101

Technology 102

Manufacturers 103

TABLE 52 MANUFACTURERS OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR WIND TURBINE APPLICATIONS 103

Cost 103

TABLE 53 PROJECTED TRENDS IN PRICES OF COMPOSITES USED IN WIND TURBINE BLADES, 2008-2014 ($/METRIC TON) 104

Consumption 104

TABLE 54 MARKET FOR COMPOSITES USED IN WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADES, THROUGH 2014 (MILLION METRIC TONS/$ MILLION) 105

POWER ELECTRONICS 105

Technologies 105

Manufacturers 106

TABLE 55 MANUFACTURERS OF VARIABLE-SPEED GENERATORS AND POWER ELECTRONICS FOR WIND TURBINE APPLICATIONS 107

Cost 107

Consumption 107

TABLE 56 MARKET FOR POWER ELECTRONICS USED IN WIND TURBINES, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 108

PERMANENT MAGNET GENERATORS 108

Technology 108

Manufacturers 109

TABLE 57 MANUFACTURERS OF PERMANENT MAGNET GENERATORS FOR WIND TURBINE APPLICATIONS 109

Cost 109

Consumption 110

TABLE 58 MARKET FOR PERMANANENT-MAGNET GENERATORS USED IN WIND TURBINES, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 110

PATENT ANALYSIS 111

TABLE 59 U.S. PATENTS RELATING TO ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR SOLAR THERMAL POWER ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 111

FIGURE 25 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO ADVANCED WIND POWER MATERIALS VS. DEVICES ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009 (%) 112

PATENT HOLDERS 112

Chapter-8: GEOTHERMAL ENERGY

TECHNOLOGIES 113

GEOTHERMAL POWER PLANTS 113

Dry Steam 113

Flash Steam 113

Binary Cycle 114

Flash/Binary Combined Cycle 114

DIRECT USE OF GEOTHERMAL ENERGY 114

GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS 114

APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS 115

TABLE 60 WORLD GEOTHERMAL ENERGY CAPACITY, THROUGH 2014 116

FIGURE 26 PROJECTED GROWTH OF WORLD GEOTHERMAL CAPACITY, 2008-2014 (GW) 116

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES 117

ADVANCED MATERIALS 117

Technologies 117

Heat Exchanger Tube Coatings 117

Calcium Phosphate Well Cements 118

High-Temperature Polymeric Elastomers 118

Thermal Spray Pipe Coatings 118

Cost 119

Consumption 119

TABLE 61 MARKET FOR ADVANCED GEOTHERMAL MATERIALS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 119

PATENT ANALYSIS 120

Chapter-9: OCEAN ENERGY

OCEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES 121

TIDAL POWER 121

Tidal Power (Continued) 122

WAVE ENERGY 123

OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY 124

Ocean Thermal Energy (Continued) 125

OCEAN ENERGY APPLICATION AND MARKETS 126

TABLE 62 PLANNED OCEAN ENERGY PROJECTS 126

TABLE 62 (CONTINUED) 127

ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES FOR OCEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS 127

TABLE 63 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES USED IN OCEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 128

COLD WATER PIPE 128

Technology 128

Cost 129

Consumption 129

TABLE 64 MARKET FOR COLD WATER PIPE USED IN OTEC PLANTS, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 129

TIDAL STREAM TURBINES 129

Technology 130

SeaGen (Marine Current Turbines) 130

Seasnail (Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group) 130

Ocean Turbine (Blue Energy) 130

Gentec Venturi (RVco Ltd.) 131

Underwater Electric Kite (UEK Corporation) 131

EXIM (Seapower) 131

Gorlov Helical Turbine (GCK Technology) 132

Lunar System (Lunar Energy) 132

TidEl (Hydrovision) 133

Manufacturers 133

TABLE 65 TIDAL STREAM TURBINE MANUFACTURERS 133

TABLE 65 (CONTINUED) 134

Cost 134

Consumption 134

TABLE 66 MARKET FOR TIDAL STREAM TURBINES, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 134

WAVE POWER DEVICES 135

Technology 135

Pelamis (Ocean Power Delivery) 135

PowerBuoy (Ocean Power Technologies) 136

AquaBuOY (Finavera Renewables) 136

Wave Dragon (Wave Dragon A/S) 137

Limpet (Wavegen) 137

Manufacturers 138

TABLE 67 WAVE ENERGY CONVERTER MANUFACTURERS 138

Cost 139

Consumption 139

TABLE 68 MARKET FOR WAVE POWER DEVICES, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLION) 139

PATENT ANALYSIS 140

TABLE 69 U.S. PATENTS AND PATENT APPLICATIONS RELATING TO ADVANCED MATERIALS AND DEVICES OCEAN ENERGY ISSUED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

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Chapter-10: PUBLIC POLICY DIMENSIONS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT

GENERAL ROLE OF GOVERNMENTS IN PROMOTING RENEWABLE-ENERGY DEVELOPMENT 141

RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICIES, LAWS AND REGULATIONS 142

RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS 142

TABLE 70 COUNTRIES’ RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS 142

TABLE 70 (CONTINUED) 143

TABLE 71 U.S. STATE/CANADIAN PROVINCE RENEWABLE ENERGY TARGETS/PORTFOLIO STANDARDS 143

TABLE 71 (CONTINUED) 144

FEED-IN TARIFFS 145

TABLE 72 COUNTRIES WITH FEED-IN TARIFF LAWS 145

TABLE 72 (CONTINUED) 146

TABLE 73 MAIN ADVANTAGES OF FEED-IN TARIFFS VS. RENEWABLE PORTFOLIO STANDARDS 147

NET METERING 147

TABLE 74 COUNTRIES AND JURISDICTIONS WITH NET METERING LAWS 148

OTHER POLICY TOOLS 148

TABLE 75 COUNTRIES WITH OTHER FORMS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY POLICY SUPPORT 149

PUBLIC EXPENDITURES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY R&D, MARKET DEVELOPMENT, AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS 150

TABLE 76 IEA COUNTRIES’ EXPENDITURES ON RENEWABLE ENERGY R&D, 2000-2008 (MILLIONS OF 2008 DOLLARS) 150

FIGURE 27 INDIVIDUAL COUNTRIES’ SHARES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY R&D SPENDING, 2008 (PERCENT OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES) 151

Chapter-11: INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS 152

FIGURE 28 RENEWABLE-ENERGY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS/SYSTEM PROVIDERS, BY TYPE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY (% OF TOTAL COMPANIES) 152

FIGURE 28 (CONTINUED) 153

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION 153

FIGURE 29 RENEWABLE-ENERGY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS/SYSTEM PROVIDERS, BY HEADQUARTERS’ COUNTRY (% OF TOTAL COMPANIES) 154

FIGURE 30 LEADING RENEWABLE-ENERGY EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS/SYSTEM PROVIDERS, BY TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HEADQUARTERS’ COUNTRY (% OF TOTAL COMPANIES) 155

Chapter-12: VENDOR PROFILES

ANTEC SOLAR ENERGY AG 156

THE BOEING COMPANY 156

BP SOLAR INTERNATIONAL LLC 156

CENTROSOLAR GLAS GMBH 157

CONCENTRIX SOLAR GMBH 157

CONERGY AG 157

DAYSTAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 157

DOW CORNING CORP. 158

ELKEM ASA 159

EMCORE CORP. 159

EVERGREEN SOLAR 159

FIRST SOLAR LLC 160

FLAGSOL GMBH 160

FLEXCELL (VHF-TECHNOLOGIES SA) 160

24 INNOVATIONS, LTD. 161

GE ENERGY 161

HELIOVOLT CORP. 161

ICP SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 162

INABENSA SA 162

INFINIA CORP. 162

INNOVALIGHT, INC. 163

ISOFOTON, SA 163

JX CRYSTALS 163

KONARKA TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 164

KYOCERA SOLAR, INC. 165

MARINE CURRENT TURBINES LTD. 165

MATSUSHITA ELECTRIC WORKS, LTD 166

MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS 166

MIASOLE 166

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES 167

NANOSOLAR, INC. 167

NANOSYS INC. 167

OCEAN ENGINEERING AND ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. (OCEES) 168

PELAMIS WAVE POWER LTD. 168

Q-CELLS AG 169

REC SILICON 169

SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 170

SATCON APPLIED TECHNOLOGY CORP. 170

SCHOTT AG 170

SHARP CORP. 171

SOLAICX 171

SOLARGENIX ENERGY LLC 171

SOLARWORLD AG 172

SOLEL SOLAR SYSTEMS LTD. 172

STIRLING ENERGY SYSTEMS INC. 173

SUNPOWER CORP. 173

UNITED SOLAR OVONIC LLC 173

WACKER-CHEMIE AG 174

WURTH SOLAR 174

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