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Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Segmentation ByApplication (Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Utility) and Region - Industry Forecast of 2021 to 2026

Pulished: April, 2021
ID: 10497
Pages: 175

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Size, Share, Growth Analysis:

The global cadmium telluride photovoltaic market was calculated to be $ 6.52 billion in 2021and is foreseen to reach over $ 1.39 billion by 2026, with a 12.4% CAGR between 2021and 2026.

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is highly accepted and is now one of the most widely employed solar cell materials in the world. They are arguably the first and only thin film photovoltaic (PV) technology to outperform crystalline silicon solar PV due to their low cost in a large part of the worldwide photovoltaic market. Cadmium telluride solar cell, also called photovoltaic cadmium telluride or thin film cadmium telluride - a photovoltaic device that produces electricity from light using a thin film of cadmium telluride. It finds use in infrared optical equipment and solar cells that are employed in optical lenses and windows. It is also employed in photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electricity. The call for CdTe-based products has gained enormous momentum over the last decade as they are relatively cheaper and require simplified manufacturing compared to other materials. These products are also employed in electro modulators because they have a higher electro-optic coefficient than other compounds.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Trends:

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is becoming increasingly accepted and is now one of the most widely employed solar cell materials in the world. CdTe-based solar panels are arguably the first and only thin film photovoltaic (PV) technology to outperform crystalline silicon solar PV due to their low cost in a large part of the worldwidecadmium telluride photovoltaic market.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Recent Developments in Industry:

A new process for manufacturing cheaper CdTe panels. American researchers have come up with a latest manufacturing procedure to create cadmium telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic panels that they say are 45% less expensive than present industry standards.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Drivers

The global cadmium telluride photovoltaic market is primarily driven by the growing call for solar photovoltaic cells. The depletion of conventional energy sources has created lucrative opportunities for the worldwideCdTe market, in terms of a growing call for energy derived from renewable sources. Since solar cells represent an important application segment for CdTe, the escalating reliance on them will also accelerate the pace of profits for companies operating in the market. Nevertheless, factors like the abundant availability of cadmium, ease of making, and the fact that CdTe can absorb sunlight near its perfect wavelength will continue to create business opportunities. Growing consumer awareness, coupled with growing government investments in renewable energy, especially solar energy, is a major factor that is predicted to drive the expansion of the global cadmium telluride photovoltaic market. Additionally, the introduction of feed-in tariff (FIT) by developing countries such as China and India is driving a growing call for cadmium telluride in solar cells, another factor that is predicted to drive worldwide market expansion during the foreseen period.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Restraints:

In spite of the positive expansion opportunities, stringent regulatory policies, tellurium supply shortages, and the comparably low level of efficiency related with cadmium telluride could dampen industryexpansionthroughout the foreseen period between 2021and 2026.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Opportunities:

With governments around the world escalating their investments and initiatives in the solar energy sector, the future of the worldwideCdTe market looks quite bright. Also, the escalating adoption of cadmium telluride in the electro-optic modulator, due to the high electro-optic coefficient, is another factor that is predicted to further support the expansion of the target market during the outlook period. In addition, escalated construction and rebuilding activities around the world and growing call for piezoelectric semiconductors and light-emitting diodes are among other factors that are predicted to further support market expansion to some extent. Additionally, the risingcall from various end-use industries, due to the wide applicability of cadmium telluride in solar photovoltaic, optical lenses and windows, electro-optical modulator, and nuclear spectroscopy is another factor supposed to drive market expansionover the envisioned period.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market Challenges:

However, strict government regulations related to the harmfulness of cadmium and decreased productivity of cadmium telluride solar cells are important factors likely to hamper the expansion of the world market during the forecast period. Furthermore, the high cost of mining tellurium is another factor that is likely to limit global market expansion to some extent.




Market Size Available

2020 – 2025

Base Year


Forecast Period




Segments Covered

By Type, Material, Deliver & Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


Market Leaders Profiled

First Solar, Advanced Solar Power, Antec Solar, Calyxo, CNBM (Chengdu) Optoelectronic Materials, CTF Solar, D2solar, Dmsolar, RSI, UPT Solar, and Willard & Kelsey (WK) Solar

Cadmium Telluride PhotovoltaicMarket Segmentation:

By application:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Utility

In 2020, the residential applications of the cadmium telluride photovoltaic market had the largest share worldwide and is predicted to dominate the market in the future. The commercial applications segment is predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Regional Analysis:
The Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Report includes the segmentation of Regions with their respective Countries.

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

Europe became the dominant market for cadmium telluride photovoltaic. The growing call for thin film solar cells has driven the call for CdTe in the region. However, market expansion in Europe is limited due to the recent economic slowdown in the region. In addition to Europe, the call for thin film solar panels is high in North America, providing lucrative opportunities for the CdTe market. During the foreseen period, the market is predicted to experience attractive prospects in the developing economies of the Asia Pacific and the rest of the world. The call for cadmium telluride in these countries is predicted to grow at a stable rate. The Asia-Pacific region market is likely to grow faster, due to rising government initiatives for the use of renewable energy sources, escalated construction activity, the expansion of solar photovoltaic and the presence of the main actors operating in the emerging economies of this region. The North American and European markets are predicted to contribute significant revenue shares in the worldwide market. This can be attributed to a well-developed infrastructure and escalated government initiatives for the adoption of renewable energy sources. Furthermore, the expansion of M&A activity between regional and international players is predicted to further support the market expansion in this region during the outlook period.

The cadmium telluride photovoltaic market in Latin America is predicted to register the highest expansion rate in the coming years, due to the escalating industrialization of the region and the greater use of renewable energies. Brazil is estimated to be the largest consumer of cadmium telluride photovoltaic in Latin America. Escalating investments in the solar and wind sectors are predicted to further stimulate this regional market over the estimated period.

Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Key Players:

Some key manufacturers of the global cadmium telluride photovoltaic market include First Solar, Advanced Solar Power, Antec Solar, Calyxo, CNBM (Chengdu) Optoelectronic Materials, CTF Solar, D2solar, Dmsolar, RSI, UPT Solar, and Willard & Kelsey (WK) Solar, among others.


1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Scope of the report                

                1.3 Study Assumptions                 

                1.4 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Analysis Design                         

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Data Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Study Timeline                          

3. Report Overview                                        

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferencees                       

4. Market Dynamics                                       

                4.1 Impact Analysis                         

                                4.1.1 Drivers      

                                4.1.2 Restaints  

                                4.1.3 Opportunities        

                4.2 Regulatory Environment                       

                4.3 Technology Timeline & Recent Trends                            

5. Competitor Benchmarking Analysis                                    

                5.1 Key Player Benchmarking                     

                                5.1.1 Market share analysis        

                                5.1.2 Products/Service  

                                5.1.3 Regional Presence               

                5.2 Mergers & Acquistion Landscape                      

                5.3 Joint Ventures & Collaborations                        

6. Market Segmentation                                              

                6.1 Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market, By Application                         

                                6.1.1 Residential              

                                6.1.2 Commercial            

                                6.1.3 Industrial 

                                6.1.4 Utility        

                                6.1.5 Market Size Estimations & Forecasts (2019-2024)   

                                6.1.6 Y-o-Y Growth Rate Analysis             

                                6.1.7 Market Attractiveness Index          

7. Geographical Landscape                                         

                7.1 Global Identity Governance and Administration Market, by Region                  

                7.2 North America - Market Analysis (2018 - 2024)                            

                                7.2.1 By Country              



                                7.2.2 By Application        

                7.3 Europe                         

                                7.3.1 By Country              






                                       Rest of Europe

                                7.3.2 By Application        

                7.4 Asia Pacific                  

                                7.4.1 By Country              




                                       South Korea

                                       South East Asia

                                       Australia & NZ

                                       Rest of Asia-Pacific

                                7.4.2 By Application        

                7.5 Latin America                             

                                7.5.1 By Country              




                                       Rest of Latin America

                                7.5.2 By Application        

                7.6 Middle East and Africa                           

                                7.6.1 By Country              

                                       Middle East


                                7.6.2 By Application        

8. Key Player Analysis                                    

                8.1 First Solar                    

                                8.1.1 Business Description           

                                8.1.2 Products/Service  

                                8.1.3 Financials 

                                8.1.4 SWOT Analysis       

                                8.1.5 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.6 Analyst Overview 

                8.2 Advanced Solar Power                          

                8.3 Antec Solar                 

                8.4 Calyxo                           

                8.5 CNBM (Chengdu) Optoelectronic Materials                 

                8.6 CTF Solar                      

                8.7 D2solar                         

                8.8 RSI                  

                8.9 UPT Solar                     

                8.10 Willard & Kelsey (WK) Solar                               

9. Market Outlook & Investment Opportunities                                


                List of Tables                     

                List of Figures                   

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped

  • Segment-level analysis in terms of technology, component, and type along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail

  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics

  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis

  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development

  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment

  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies

  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions

  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market

  1. Global Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  2. Global Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaic Market By Application, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  3. Global Residential Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  4. Global Commercial Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  5. Global Industrial Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

  6. Global Utility Market By Region, From 2021-2026 ( USD Billion )

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