This article highlights some key material development trends. More specifically, approaches to increase the thermal conductivity (in W/mK) of TIMs are considered. This is an important trend because the IDTechEx assessment is that the market, in absolute terms, for high or ultrahigh thermal conductivity TIM materials, will inevitably rise.
The new IDTechEx report, "Materials Opportunities in Emerging Photovoltaics 2020-2040", is based on interviews by multi-lingual, PhD level IDTechEx analysts across the world and 20 years tracking the research and applications. They predict $38 billion dollars in 2040 without colliding with the silicon-in-glass "power station" business. There will be many opportunities for premium pricing of its new specialist materials.
Following the acquisition of OPVIUS GmbH by the French industrial manufacturer ARMOR in the fall of 2019, the German expert in organic photovoltaics is now becoming ARMOR solar power films GmbH. This name change highlights the final step of a several months-long process of gradual integration.
Spending on renewable power is set to overtake oil and gas drilling for the first time next year as clean energy affords a $16 trillion investment opportunity through 2030, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
GE Renewable Energy, COBOD and LafargeHolcim will partner to co-develop wind turbines with optimized 3D printed concrete bases, reaching record heights up to 200 meters.
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