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Global Flexible Solar Cell Market by Type (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)), By Application (Commercial, Residential, Mobile, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Flexible Solar Cell Market by Type (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)), By Application (Commercial, Residential, Mobile, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 157653 3300 Machinery & Equipment 377 245 Pages 4.9 (30)

Market Overview:

The global flexible solar cell market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 16% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for renewable energy sources and rising awareness about the benefits of using solar cells. In terms of type, copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. This can be attributed to its high efficiency and low cost as compared to other types of solar cells. In terms of application, commercial applications are expected to account for a major share in the global flexible solar cell market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increasing investments by companies in this sector across different regions.

Global Flexible Solar Cell Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

A flexible solar cell is a photovoltaic (PV) module made of thin film solar cells that are bendable and can be installed on curved surfaces such as roofs, car windows, laptop cases or backpacks. Flexible solar cells are important because they make it possible to generate renewable energy in places where traditional solar panels can't be installed, such as on curved roofs or in shaded areas.

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS):

Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) is a photovoltaic material, which absorbs solar rays and converts them to electricity. It has the ability to generate power even under cloudy conditions. CIGS cells are thin compared to conventional silicon cells; they have high internal quantum efficiency and low weight owing to which these cells can be easily installed on flexible substrates such as plastic or glass.

Amorphous Silicon (a-Si):

Amorphous silicon (a-Si) is a type of Silicon semiconductor that possesses no preferred orientation. Amorphous silicon was first produced by Japanese researchers at the University of Tokyo in 1970s, and since then it has been extensively studied by scientists worldwide. The primary motivation for studying this material was its potential to be used as an alternative to crystalline silicon in solar cells; however, research on this material has continued even after the commercialization of crystalline silicon technology.

Application Insights:

The others application segment includes the automotive and industrial applications. The commercial application segment accounted for a share of over 70% in 2017. The growth can be attributed to the growing demand from solar panels on buildings, which are used to power streetlights and illuminate indoor areas.

The residential sector is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to increasing government support for promoting renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaic or flexible cells that generate electricity, thereby reducing carbon footprint. In addition, improving living conditions in emerging countries along with rising disposable income levels will boost product demand in this sector significantly over the coming years.

Flexible cells have several advantages including ease of installation and maintenance coupled with low impact on aesthetics when compared with conventional rigid crystalline silicon panels used in roofs for generating electricity traditionally.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region accounted for a share of more than 30% of the total revenue in 2017 owing to high product demand from countries, such as Japan, South Korea, China, and India. In addition, favorable government policies promoting investments through subsidies and other financial aids are anticipated to drive regional growth over the forecast period.

The European market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast years on account of increasing R&D activities by various organizations focusing on CIGS technology development coupled with rising adoption across several end-use industries including photovoltaic energy generation. Moreover, growing awareness regarding environment-friendly renewable energy sources among consumers will further propel flexible solar cell demand in Europe during the estimated time span.

North America was valued at USD X million in 2017 owing to presence of prominent players operating within U.S.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the electrical and electronics sector: The flexible solar cell market is expected to grow at a high rate due to the increasing demand from the electrical and electronics sector. This is because of the advantages offered by these cells, such as light weight, easy installation, and low maintenance cost.
  • Rising awareness about renewable energy: There has been a rise in awareness about renewable energy in recent years, which is benefiting the flexible solar cell market. This is because consumers are now looking for ways to reduce their dependence on traditional sources of energy such as fossil fuels.
  • Technological advancements: Flexible solar cells are becoming more efficient with each passing day due to technological advancements. This is resulting in an increase in their adoption across various industries worldwide.

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Flexible Solar Cell Market Research Report

By Type

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)

By Application

Commercial, Residential, Mobile, Others

By Companies

Uni-Solar, MiaSolé, Global Solar, SoloPower Systems, Flisom, Sun Harmonics, FWAVE Company, PowerFilm

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Report Segments:

The global Flexible Solar Cell market is segmented on the basis of:


Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Commercial, Residential, Mobile, Others

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Uni-Solar
  2. MiaSolé
  3. Global Solar
  4. SoloPower Systems
  5. Flisom
  6. Sun Harmonics
  7. FWAVE Company
  8. PowerFilm

Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Overview

Highlights of The Flexible Solar Cell Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
    2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
  1. By Application:

    1. Commercial
    2. Residential
    3. Mobile
    4. Others
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Flexible Solar Cell Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

A flexible solar cell is a type of solar cell that can be bent, folded or rolled up to fit into small spaces. This makes them ideal for applications such as portable electronics and wearable devices.

Some of the key players operating in the flexible solar cell market are Uni-Solar, MiaSolƒÂ©, Global Solar, SoloPower Systems, Flisom, Sun Harmonics, FWAVE Company, PowerFilm.

The flexible solar cell market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Flexible Solar Cell Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Flexible Solar Cell Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Flexible Solar Cell Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Flexible Solar Cell Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
      5.3.2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Commercial
      6.3.2. Residential
      6.3.3. Mobile
      6.3.4. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Flexible Solar Cell Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

9. North America Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Commercial
      9.4.2. Residential
      9.4.3. Mobile
      9.4.4. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
      9.7.2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Flexible Solar Cell Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

10. Latin America Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Commercial
      10.4.2. Residential
      10.4.3. Mobile
      10.4.4. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
      10.7.2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Flexible Solar Cell Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2026

11. Europe Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Commercial
      11.4.2. Residential
      11.4.3. Mobile
      11.4.4. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
      11.7.2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Flexible Solar Cell Demand Share, 2019-2026

12. Asia Pacific Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Commercial
      12.4.2. Residential
      12.4.3. Mobile
      12.4.4. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
      12.7.2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Flexible Solar Cell Demand Share, 2019-2026

13. Middle East & Africa Flexible Solar Cell Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Commercial
      13.4.2. Residential
      13.4.3. Mobile
      13.4.4. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Flexible Solar Cell Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS)
      13.7.2. Amorphous Silicon (a-Si)
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Flexible Solar Cell Demand Share, 2019-2026

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Flexible Solar Cell Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Flexible Solar Cell Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Flexible Solar Cell Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Uni-Solar Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. MiaSolé Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Global Solar Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. SoloPower Systems Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Flisom Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Sun Harmonics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. FWAVE Company Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. PowerFilm Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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