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  • post_looks_10a_brass post_looks_10a_brass Mar 24, 2006 10:39 AM Flag

    ThinFilm Amorphous Silicon $800M market

    Ummm...

    I sort of see your point, but... isn't your division off by three orders of magnitude, Joe?

    Also, companies like Honda are going with CIGS, so it's probably not included in the $800 million figure for amorphous thin film. If you click on the link in the original post, you'll see a higher projected $2.3 Billion market if you include CIS/CIGS and other thin film PV cells as well.

    And no, I don't think Unisolar will have a monopoly on thin film any time soon. (Unfortunately.)

    But hey, I'm with you on the last statement about thin film makers a group having a much bigger potential. So at least agree on something. Maybe.

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    • "... isn't your division off by three orders of magnitude?" (postlooks)

      No, but my typing is. Sorry.

      $800,000,000 divided by $2/WATT (not $2/kW) is 400,000,000 watts = 400MW. By 2011, UniSolar alone should be producing close to that (or more.)

    • you'll see a higher projected $2.3 Billion market if you include CIS/CIGS and other thin film PV cells as well.

      LOOKS (FROM THESE NUMBERS) LIKE THE CIGS WILL GROW FASTER THAN AMORPHOUS

      THE TRUE STORY COULD BE THAT BETTER TECHNOLOGIES WILL TAKE OVER THE LESS EVOLVED ONES (UNISOLAR?)

      SAME THING COULD HAPPEN WITH LI AND NIMH BATS.

      WILL TAKE A FEW YEARS FOR PV BUT IF TOYOTA/SUBARU SWITCHES TO LI, COBASYSY IS DOA








      If you click on the link in the original post, you'll see a higher projected $2.3 Billion market if you include CIS/CIGS and other thin film PV cells as well.

      And no, I don't think Unisolar will have a monopoly on thin film any time soon. (Unfortunately.)