Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Photovoltaic Solar Energy, 2014

Published: 16 July 2014

ID: G00258278

Analyst(s): James F. Hines

Summary

Despite difficult business conditions and a large number of failed and distressed startups, innovations and intense competition in the solar energy industry continue to drive down costs.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • PV Solar Energy
    • Utility Usage of Solar Energy
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • 3D Photovoltaic Devices
    • Kerfless Wafering
  • At the Peak
    • Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • Organic/Polymer Solar Cells
    • Building-Integrated PV Solar
    • Solar Power Mobile Devices
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • DC-DC Converters
    • Energy Storage (Renewable Integration)
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
    • High-Concentration Photovoltaics
    • Microinverters
    • CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cells
    • Selective Emitter Solar Cell
    • Low-Concentration Photovoltaics
    • Vehicle-Integrated Solar Panels
    • Silicon Thin-Film Solar Cells
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Photovoltaic Generation
    • Renewable Energy PPA
    • PV Monitoring Services
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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