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Materials and Chemicals for New Energy Generation

Abstract

View Report | Safe and Sustainable Home
Published: January 2007

Alternative energy—especially sustainable energy—has attracted the attention of many in government and industry. It is seen as a way of reducing reliance on fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas generation.

Materials used for the construction of alternative energy generation systems are a growing market for chemicals. Increased solar power capacity has caused a significant increase in the price of polysilicon. Wind power requires composite materials for turbine blades.

The report covers:

  • An overview of solar and wind power generation
  • Company profiles of market leaders
  • Photovoltaic chemicals
  • Wind turbine fiber composites
Table Of Contents
Introduction
Electrical Energy Sources
Cost Comparisons
Global Energy Trends
The Solar Energy Industry
Structure Of The Solar Energy Industry
United States/North America
Europe
Asia
Rest of the World
Legislation on Solar Energy
Solar Technologies
The Photovoltaic Cell
The Difference Between a Solar Cell and a Solar Panel
Photovoltaic Chemicals
Silicon
Polysilicon producers
Consumption
Other silicon
Cadmium telluride/cadmium selenide
Copper indium (gallium) diselenide
Copper indium diselenide
Efficiency comparisons
Transparent Adhesives
Antireflection Coatings
Novel Photovoltaic Technologies
Dye-sensitized/organic cells
Transparent semiconductors
Nonphotovoltaic Solar Technology
Solar Towers
Solar Concentrators
Company Profiles
BP Solar
Kyocera
Nanosolar
RWE Schott
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Shell Renewables
SolFocus
Conclusion
The Wind Power Industry
Structure Of The Wind Power Industry
United States/Canada
Europe
Asia
Rest of the World
Wind Turbine Design
Design Requirements and Environmental Concerns
Materials of Construction
Steel
Fiber Composites
Use of fiberglass in the construction of wind turbines
S-glass
E-glass/fiberglass
R-glass/T-glass
Resins
Aramid (Kevlar/Twaron)
Carbon nanofibers
Carbon fibers
Manufacture of carbon fibers
Consumption
Major producers/manufacturers
Pricing
Company Profiles
Gamesa
GE
REpower
Suzlon Energy
Vestas Wind Systems
Other Alternative Energy Sources
The Natural Gas Hydrate Power Industry
The Nuclear Power Industry
Conclusion

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