DUBLIN, IRELAND: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Market for Miniature Solar Cells 2008-2012" report to its offering.
Miniature solar cells are essentially those solar cells that are used to power small devices such as consumer electronic devices (calculators, MP3 players), microelectronics, and grid applications. These cells also power mini solar panels that are used for a wide range of applications; from supplying power to lamps, mobile handsets and chargers to integration into building surfaces, disaster recovery etc.
These solar cells are typically thin film solar cells based on materials like Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Cadmium Telluride (CdTe), and Amorphous-Silicon (a-Si). However, with technological advancements, organic solar cells (or plastic solar cells) are being developed, which are becoming synonymous to miniature solar cells.
Organic solar cells are low-cost photovoltaic cells which use organic electronic materials (polymers) and provide easy fabrication of the cells, allowing them to be dissolved or applied to flexible materials.
The report forecasts the size of Global Market for Miniature Solar Cells over the period 2008-2012. It highlights the key trends in the market, and segments the market by type of material, applications and into various geographic regions. Further, it discusses the key driving forces and the barriers of the Global Market for Miniature Solar Cells.