Insights from Intersolar 2010:
The Thin Film Story

Linde PV Insights was established with the goal of promoting awareness and an open dialogue within the PV industry. Linde accomplishes this by gathering insight from leading market players and sharing this knowledge across the PV space.

As part of its ongoing efforts to energise through insight Linde hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of the thin film industry at the Intersolar trade fair in Munich, Germany on June 6, 2010. Linde invited expert panelists from industry and research and members of the press to discuss thin film's near and long-term prospects, market dynamics, challenges and opportunities for innovation. The result was the highly informative ‘Thin Film Story’ which describes where thin film has been and where it might be headed.

The videos below were captured in and around the roundtable discussion for the benefit of those who could not attend the event. If, after viewing the videos, you should have any questions regarding the video contents or Linde PV Insights then please feel free to contact us.

Video: Panelist Presentations

Meet the Roundtable Panelists
Dean O'Connor
Peter Sermon
Meet the Roundtable Panelists (1:46) Dean O'Connor, Linde Group (7:00) Peter Sermon, Oerlikon Solar (7:48)
Shyam Mehta
Markus Hoehner
Dean O'Connor
Shyam Mehta, GTM Research (10:34) Markus Hoehner, Hoehner Research & Consulting (10:33) Dean O'Connor, Linde Group, Wrap-up
(0:56)

Video: Panelist Feedback on Roundtable Discussion

Shyam Mehta
Peter Sermon
Markus Hoehner
Shyam Mehta, GTM Research (1:29) Peter Sermon, Oerlikon Solar (0:45) Markus Hoehner, Hoehner Research & Consulting (1:09)

Video: Q&A Insights

Shyam Mehta
Future Development
Peter Sermon
Shyam Mehta on the Key Players Going
Forward (1:22)
Expectations for the Future Development of
the Thin Film Industry (1:58)
Peter Sermon on the Potential of Thin Film Silicon (1:28)
Amorphous Silicon
Thin Film Industry Challenge
Markus Hoehner
Panelists on the Market Prospects of Amorphous Silicon (4:45) Main Challenges Facing the Thin Film
Industry (2:21)
Markus Hoehner on the Importance of Sustainability within PV Production (0:37)
Markus Hoehner
Dean O'Connor
Shyam Mehta
Markus Hoehner on Improving Sustainability within the PV Industry (0:47) Dean O'Connor on New Market Entries and Market Consolidation within Thin Film (1:29) Shyam Mehta on the Impact of Reduced Subsidies on the German Thin Film Industry (0:54)
Thin Film Industry Growth
Peter Sermon
Shyam Mehta
What the Thin Film Industry Needs to Do to Realise its Growth Potential (2:31) Peter Sermon on New Technology & its
Impact on Production Costs (1:19)
Shyam Mehta on Thin Film Market Dynamics (2:26)
Markus Hoehner
Shyam Mehta
Peter Sermon
Markus Hoehner on Who Will Survive in the Market (2:48) Shyam Mehta on Future Thin Film Market Developments (1:12) Peter Sermon on Regional Factors Affecting
the Thin Film Industry (1:32)
Shyam Mehta
Shyam Mehta
 
Shyam Mehta on Future Investment in the
Thin Film Industry (1:16)
Shyam Mehta on the Role of Geography in Future Market Development (0:54)