NanoMarkets Announces Latest Report on BIPV Products for Walls

NanoMarkets has begun shipping its latest report on the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market titled, "BIPV Wall Markets - 2012."

Glen Allen, Virginia - September 6, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has begun shipping its latest report on the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) market titled, "BIPV Wall Markets - 2012." This report quantifies the potential for wall-attached PV, repurposed BIPV roofing products, BIPV curtain walls and dedicated BIPV siding. It also discusses future directions for BIPV walling; from integrations with outdoor panel lighting to "solar paint." Although negligible today, NanoMarkets sees the BIPV walling market exceeding $1.5 billion ($US) in revenues by 2016.

Additional details about the report are available at:

NanoMarkets has covered the BIPV market for more than six years; it recently published penetrating analyses of both the BIPV glass and BIPV roofing markets as well as BIPV substrates and encapsulation.

About the Report:

In this report, NanoMarkets identifies the opportunities from the fastest growing segment of BIPV; BIPV walling products. For each product type this report contains separate eight-year forecasts with breakouts by value ($ millions), volume (MW) and PV technology. Other forecasts show which types of buildings and which geographical regions will generate revenues and how this will change over time.

Among the firms discussed within the report include: BISEM, Dow Chemical, Evonik, Gloria Solar, Guardian Industries, Heliatek, Mage Sunovation, Onyx Solar, Pythagoras, RECKLI, Soladigm, Solar-Wall, Sol-Ice and Tata Steel.

Findings from the Report:

In terms of products specifically designed for BIPV walling, the most developed are BIPV curtain walls; a small niche today, although it will grow to reach around $250 million by 2016. For the next few years most of the revenues from “BIPV walls” will come from conventional PV panels disguised by architectural features or from “repurposed” BIPV roofing. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets expects solar panel makers, outdoor wall product firms and start-ups to catch onto the BIPV wall opportunity quite quickly and to respond by designing dedicated products for BIPV walls. These might be products that can be easily attached to walls or that are plug-in replacements for popular siding or wall tiling options. NanoMarkets believes that dedicated BIPV siding products will exceed $1 billion in sales by the 2016-2017 period although these sales will come at the expense of conventional solar panels and walling products. NanoMarkets also notes that BIPV siding is an easier business to get into than BIPV roofing, because required product lifetime requirements are much lower for siding than roofing.

The advent of dedicated BIPV walling products is also good news for firms making flexible solar panels with CIGS and OPV/DSC technologies. Flexible panels are inherently lightweight and therefore ideally suited to wall installations. These technologies also have a smaller reduction in cell performance under indirect or shaded illumination and this again makes them highly suited to wall installations. Many of the suppliers of these types of PV panels have targeted BIPV walling and by 2016, almost 40 percent of BIPV wall products are expected to be built using CIGS or OPV/DSC.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other areas created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts of the BIPV industry.

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Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 270-1718

Luxury Thailand Holiday for Christmas and New Year

Luxury Travel Ltd Promotes 10 day Essentials Highlights of Thailand for luxury travelers to experience the wonders of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 6, 2012 -- Luxury Travel Ltd Promotes 10 day Essentials Highlights of Thailand for luxury travelers to experience the wonders of Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Koh Samui.

This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine.

Begin with comprehensive touring in Bangkok. With your own private guide, enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok’s canals.

Spend several days in rural Chiang Mai in northern Thailand at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies.

Next, fly to one of the islands of the south (Phuket or Koh Samui) and enjoy several days at one of Thailand’s leading luxury resorts.

Return to Bangkok for some last minute shopping or touring before departing Thailand.

This tour features the best of Thailand’s cities, rural countryside, and beautiful beaches, with an emphasis on regional culture, history, arts and cuisine. Accommodation is at Thailand’s most highly regarded luxury resorts and hotels, and private touring is with expert local guides who provide exceptional insight and connection to the local people and culture. You'll have a once in a life time experience in Thailand.” says Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd. (

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC ( based in Hanoi with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent Guide Award 2012: “a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays.”

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

Anglo American School of Moscow Extends Video Conferencing and Unified Communications with NextPlane's Federation Cloud Service

Adding Cloud-based Federation Connects School's Microsoft Lync Users to Google Talk and Other UC Platforms for Faculty Meetings, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and More.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (September 6, 2012) -- NextPlane, Inc., the market leader in cloud-based federation services for unified communications (UC), today announced that the Anglo American School of Moscow (AAS) is the latest educational institution to subscribe to the NextPlane Federation Cloud service. Using NextPlane, AAS Moscow now can federate its Microsoft Lync to Google other UC platforms to facilitate faculty meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and collaborative study.

AAS Moscow has more than 2,000 students and faculty that currently are using Microsoft Lync 2010 for internal collaborative communications, with plans to upgrade the school’s network to add more bandwidth in the near future and to integrate its Lync clients with its telecom system. Even though AAS has deployed Microsoft Lync for internal school communication AAS early on recognized that in order to be truly effective in communicating with parents, colleagues, and friends around the world it had to federate its Lync platform with Google and other UC systems. That’s why AAS selected NextPlane as its Federation Cloud service provider.

AAS selected the NextPlane Federation Cloud service because it provides hi-fidelity federation between Microsoft Lync and other key UC platforms, such as Google, as well as IBM Sametime, Cisco Jabber XCP, Unified Presence Server (CUPS) and WebEx Messenger (formerly Cisco WebEx Connect), Jive OpenFire, Isode M-Link and eJabberd. When connecting via the NextPlane Federation Cloud service, Lync and Google users can see each other’s presence (including custom and activity-based presence), engage in one-to-one chat, participate in multi-user chat sessions, and make voice and video calls. In fact, the NextPlane Federation Cloud is the only service with presence-aware voice and video communications between Microsoft Lync and Google.

With transportation in Moscow being a challenge, our current plan is to use NextPlane to support Google video conferencing for parent-teacher meetings, and enable more virtual meetings for our faculty,” said Ilya Pekshev, Head of Systems and Network Operation for AAS of Moscow. “And our faculty and students have a lot of friends overseas, so access to Google with zero cost is a real convenience for the entire school. It’s this kind of technology that keeps AAS Moscow on the leading edge.”

Pekshev also notes that his mission is to not only create a real-time collaborative system, but also to provide a safe working environment for all his users. Part of the reason for choosing NextPlane was that the Federation Cloud service offers integrated security including central federation management and provisioning, support for TLS encryption over XMPP and the ability to control communications through policies.

The NextPlane Federation Cloud service accelerates building federated collaborative communities by eliminating the need to set up and maintain separate federation to multiple parties. NextPlane Federation Cloud service subscribers enjoy unprecedented control over which types of traffic (IM, presence, voice, video, and file transfer) are allowed or denied to any of their federated connections. Finally, using NextPlane’s unique analytics and reporting tools to provide valuable insight into how collaboration is affecting network operations.

To demonstrate the value of the NextPlane Federation Cloud to build collaborative business communities, NextPlane is offering a 30-day trial to qualifying organizations. For more information, visit

About NextPlane, Inc.

NextPlane offers the NextPlane Federation Could service for unified communications (UC) platforms, seamlessly federating Microsoft LCS, OCS, OCS R2 and Lync, Cisco Jabber XCP, Unified Presence Server (CUPS) and WebEx Messenger (formerly Cisco WebEx Connect), IBM Sametime, Google Apps, Jive OpenFire, Isode M-Link and eJabberd. Using the NextPlane Federation Cloud service, organizations can connect users from different companies regardless of underlying UC platforms - with shared presence, instant messaging, multi-user chat, voice and video - as if they are on the same UC platform.

NextPlane offers an ideal solution for building collaborative communities around regardless of underlying UC platforms. NextPlane supports domain sharing, allowing two or more UC platforms to share the same domain name and federate internally and externally.

For more information please visit, or contact sales at

Farzin Shahidi
NextPlane, Inc.
(650) 305-7404

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638