GLEN ALLEN, VA - Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announced the addition of a new report to its February publication schedule titled Smart Coatings and Photovoltaics 2012. Scheduled for release the week of February 20th, the report continues the firm's coverage of photovoltaic-related materials markets that dates back to 2005. NanoMarkets will release a related report on transparent conductors in photovoltaics (PV) in February as well. 

The report examines the emerging opportunities for selling smart coatings into the solar panel industry. It also examines the potential for self-cleaning, self-healing, electrochromic and thermochromic coatings in PV applications over the next eight years. It includes an assessment of where revenue generation will occur and which companies are likely to be the winners and losers in this space. The report also includes a detailed eight-year forecast of smart-coating usage in the PV space, broken out by coated area and market value. 

NanoMarkets believes there are growing opportunities to sell smart coatings into the PV sector. This report considers how smart coatings can create value for the PV industry under the changed circumstances that PV faces today, in which government subsidies are under threat and there are huge pressures to reduce PV costs across the industry. 

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