Global Solar Backsheet Market Revenues to Reach an Estimated $1.4 Billion by 2020; Energy Harvesting to Touch $3.1 Billion in 2017

FARMINGTON, Conn., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The global solar backsheet market is growing at a fast pace, supported by strong growth in the solar PV industry in many countries, such as Germany, Italy, China and the US. Global solar PV backsheet market revenues increased from an estimated $596.5m in 2008 to $1.6 billion in 2011, at a CAGR of 38.8%. Industry forecasts expect global backsheet market revenues to reach an estimated $1.4 billion by 2020. The growth momentum of the global solar PV backsheet market parallels the expanding field of energy harvesting with its limitless number of applications and market opportunities, particularly in solar and photovoltaic energy sources.


Five new significant market research reports are available from Global Information Inc (GII) for executives and their organizations seeking strong historic and forecast data to facilitate their decision-making concerning the global market for solar photovoltaics and energy harvesting.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Backsheet in North America - Market Size, Average Price, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2020

The solar PV backsheet market in North America is dominated by the US, which accounted for over 85.3% of annual additions in 2011. PV backsheet installed capacity in North America increased from 129 MW in 2006 to 1,697 MW in 2011, at a CAGR of 67%. Solar PV backsheet market revenues in the US increased from an estimated $22.5m in 2008 to $108.3m in 2011, at a CAGR of 68.7%. The PV backsheet market in the US is expected to reach estimated revenues of $125m by 2020, at a forecast CAGR of 1.6%. Financial incentives provided by utility, state and federal programs are the major drivers for the PV backsheet market in North America.

GlobalData's new report analyzes some of the major solar PV backsheet markets in North America such as the US and Canada. The research contains detailed analysis on solar PV installations, backsheets installed, price trends, demand analysis, market revenues and lead time analysis of the solar PV backsheet market. The report details product analysis and comparative analysis of the global solar PV backsheet manufacturers. The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GlobalData's Team of industry experts.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Global Markets, Technologies and Devices for Energy Harvesting

The global energy harvesting market was valued at $323 million in 2011 and should reach $514 million in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach nearly $3.1 billion in 2017 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 43.2%. The Americas are expected to have a value of $253 million in 2012 and $1.4 billion in 2017, a CAGR of 40.8%. As a segment, EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) should total $113 million in 2012 and $670 million in 2017, a CAGR of 42.8%.

Energy harvesting in the present day context relates to the tapping of existing ambient energy sources for use in power generation in non-grid applications and devices. Energy harvesting leaves the field open for a wide range of uses. While the scientific bases of energy conversion principles are indisputable and have been well understood for decades, their application remained restricted to limited domains in industry and heavy engineering.

This report examines the many factors shaping the energy harvesting market and attempts to present a snapshot of the end result of their mutual interaction in the shape of qualitative and quantitative analysis of the present day market. Forecasts for how the market is likely to develop in the next five years are provided. This report also examines the technological and business motivations behind the new interest in the seemingly limitless number of energy harvesting applications and their market opportunities.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

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