Worldwide Smart Windows Markets Report: 2013-2020

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Dublin, Nov. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Worldwide Smart Windows Markets Report: 2013-2020" report to their offering.

Expert teams have now been tracking the smart windows for four years. During that time many smart windows technologies have become mature, reducing the uncertainties associated with deploying smart windows in both buildings and vehicles. At the same time, higher energy prices ensure that the value created by smart windows is increasing rapidly.

With these trends in mind, this latest smart windows report examines where the next opportunities in the self-dimming and self-cleaning windows sector are coming from. As with the previous reports in this space, it pinpoints where the money will be made - and lost - in the worldwide smart windows business. But in this report we have focused especially on projecting the take up of smart windows in the construction, automotive and aerospace industries and the likelihood that it will be specified by designers and architects. The report also discusses which countries and geographical regions present the best potential for selling smart windows.

As part of the overall analysis, this report also examines the numerous cost and technical challenges that will have to be overcome in this market to make new products a success. In addition, this report also develops a roadmap for the next-generation smart windows technologies, especially with regard to more effective self-dimming and self-cleaning glass. Based on the road-mapping process we discuss how the growth of the smart windows will create market opportunities not just for traditional building and automotive window suppliers but also for the glass and coatings industries more broadly.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary
E.1 Opportunity Analysis of Smart Windows Markets by Technology/Product
E.2 Passive Smart Windows: Getting Better but Not Good Enough?
E.3 Active Smart Windows: Window on the Future
E.4 Opportunities for Construction and Architectural Firms
E.5 Opportunities for Transportation Equipment Manufacturers
E.6 Opportunities for Materials Firms
E.7 Firms to Watch
E.8 Regions and Countries to Watch
E.9 Summary of the Eight-Year Forecasts for the Smart Windows Market

Chapter One: Introduction

1.1 Background to this Report
1.1.1 The Regulatory Push for Smart Windows Gains Momentum
1.1.2 Smart Windows Technology in Hiatus but nor Forever
1.1.3 Costs Favor Smart Windows Deployment
1.1.4 Likely Growing Interest in Smart Windows from the Transportation Sector
1.1.5 Geographic Regions for Growth and Target Markets

Chapter Two: Passive Smart Window Products And Technologies
2.1 Smart Windows: Passive versus Active
2.2 Passive Retrofit Window Films
2.3 Passive Thermochromic Windows Market
2.4 The Passive Photochromic Windows Market
2.5 Benchmarking of Passive Smart Window Technologies
2.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Active Smart Window Products and Technologies
3.1 PDLC Active On-Demand Smart Windows
3.2 SPD Active On-Demand Smart Windows
3.3 Electrochromic Active on-Demand Smart Windows
3.4 Self-Cleaning Windows
3.5 Benchmarking of Active Smart Window Technologies
3.6 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Four: Building Markets For Smart Windows: Eight-Year Forecasts
4.1 The Four Forces Shaping the Windows Market
4.2 Smart Windows and Energy Efficiency
4.3 Comfort, Style and Smart: Why Smart Windows Could Succeed in the Market without Energy and Environmental Concerns
4.4 Future Factors Influencing the Smart Window Decision by Building Owners and Managers: Energy Generation and Storage
4.5 An Analysis of Smart Windows Supply Chain in Buildings
4.6 Eight-Year Market Forecast of the Smart Windows for Residential Buildings
4.7 Eight-Year Market Forecast of the Smart Windows for Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Buildings

Chapter Five: Transportation Markets For Smart Windows: Eight-Year Forecasts
5.1 Major Factors Shaping Demand for Smart Glass
5.2 Energy Conservation as a Market Driver for Smart Windows in the Automotive Sector
5.3 Enhanced Comfort and Style: Why More Glass?
5.4 Future Factors Influencing the Decision by Automotive Firms to Use Smart Windows
5.5 Analysis of Smart Windows Supply Chain for the Auto Sector
5.6 Eight-Year Market Forecast of the Smart Windows for Cars and Trucks
5.7 Eight-Year Market Forecast of the Smart Windows for Aircraft
5.8 Eight-Year Market Forecast of the Smart Windows for Public Transportation

Chapter Six: Summary of Eight-Year Market Forecasts

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