Latest NanoMarkets Report on CIGS Photovoltaics Predicts $2.7 billion (USD) Market in 2019

Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets is set to release a new report on the CIGS photovoltaics market that predicts a market potential for CIGS PV to be worth $2.7 billion (USD) in 2019 up from $1.3 billion this year.

Glen Allen, Virginia (May 2, 2014) — Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets is set to release a new report on the CIGS photovoltaics market that predicts a market potential for CIGS PV to be worth $2.7 billion (USD) in 2019 up from $1.3 billion this year. The report also predicts that CIGS will grow from a capacity of 1.6 GW this year to 7.1 GW in 2019. The report titled, “CIGS Photovoltaics Markets 2014 and Beyond” will begin shipping to clients the week of May 5th. Additional details about the report are available on the firm’s website at:

The report follows a recently released NanoMarkets reports on the BIPV glass market (see here for details) that the firm projected would reach $2.7 billion in revenues by 2019.

About the Report:

The industry shakeout in CIGS PV has been brutal. In 2010 there were more than 25 companies with plans for over 1 GW of capacity, but to date only Solar Frontier has achieved the goal. As the shakeout continued, there were even questions whether any new capacity would be added beyond the approximately 3 GW that was in place as the CIGS sector faced extreme price pressure from falling silicon based PV. Nonetheless, NanoMarkets believes that while multiple start-ups have either been liquidated or acquired, the remaining few large CIGS players are poised to add significant capacity.

This report analyzes the opportunities that are emerging for CIGS in this very new phase of the solar industry. The report takes a detailed look into the technical evolution of CIGs fabrication and encapsulation and show how this will impact CIGS market expansion and cost reduction. Much of the report is devoted to the opportunities for CIGS in building-integrated PV (BIPV market) and how CIGS flexible modules and price parity with silicon solar panels could considerably improve the revenues generated by CIGS technology in the near future.

This report also includes NanoMarkets’ eight-year forecasts of the market for CIGS PV. These forecasts are broken down by type of application-BIPV, flexible devices, etc.-and by the manufacturing technology used, including deposition technology and flexible vs. rigid manufacturing. This report is essential reading for firms that manufacture or develop CIGS PV and for everyone interested in future of the PV industry.

NanoMarkets has been following the CIGS space since its earliest days and this report provides the latest and most up to date information on the current state of the CIGS and guidance with regard to its future development and growth.

About NanoMarkets:

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

Visit for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030

A Secret City Beneath the Indian Ocean: Nonprofit Movement Challenges Traditional History in New Documentary Film, Dwarka: Atlantis of the East

Is the buried city of Dwarka the oldest civilization known to man? Did it house anachronistic technologies like flying machines and even nuclear weapons? The Ancient Explorers Movement answers these questions in the world premiere online screening of their debut documentary film, “Dwarka: Atlantis of the East”.

Encinitas, CA, May 01, 2014 (Straight Line PR) — The Ancient Explorers Movement have announced a free online screening of their debut documentary film, Dwarka: Atlantis of The East. The film aims to educate the public on the truth behind the ancient Indian city of Dwarka, and why this site may force historians to reconsider certain long-held assumptions about early civilizations and technology.

“It’s astonishing that nobody has told this story yet, because what we found on a recent expedition to modern-day Dwarka was unprecedented,” says Amish Shah, Founder of The Ancient Explorers. “We tracked down evasive government officials, learned of abruptly disbanded excavation teams, and even found strange ancient artifacts washed up on the shores of Dwarka that seem to poke large holes in our existing historical timelines and assumptions about ancient technology.”

In the ancient Sanskrit text known as the Mahabharata, Dwarka was a majestic kingdom built by the enigmatic figure Krishna. This kingdom was then devoured by the sea, after a brutal war said to have killed over 4 million soldiers in just two days. Multiple modern-day excavation missions have consistently unearthed artifacts from Dwarka’s sea bed, which appeared to corroborate these historical accounts, until all digs were halted in 2000.

A short trailer for the film, Dwarka: Atlantis of the East, can be found on YouTube, along with a link to sign up for the movie’s May 1st premiere:

The Ancient Explorers are a movement founded in 2013, with the purpose of exploring historical hotspots across the globe which may reveal untold secrets regarding the ancient origins of mankind. In just 6 months, their online community has grown to over 130,000 members worldwide.

The public is invited to the world premiere online screening of Dwarka: Atlantis of the East on May 1st, 2014. To tune in for free, RSVP now at

Press Contact:
The Ancient Explorers
Ashley O’Brien
(877) 977-1799

About The Ancient Explorers Movement:
The Ancient Explorers Movement is an organization dedicated to exploring significant ancient locations, with the aim of spreading knowledge. They also believe in contributing to the places they visit. Ancient Explorers plan to build libraries and schools in areas that are in need, and to include educational grants for children who otherwise would not have access to obtain higher learning. They believe that creating a cycle of education for these children allows Ancient Explorers to tangibly invest in the future of the world. For more information on the Ancient Explorers Movement, please visit:

To RSVP for the world premiere of Dwarka: Atlantis of the East, visit:

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Ashley O’Brien
The Ancient Explorers
Encinitas, CA

Inc. 500 Entrepreneurs Partner With Black Dog Promotions to Grow Next Venture in Nano Organic Technology™

Founders of Farmers Brand Create and Build Duck Dynasty for Fertilizer Industry.

Phoenix, AZ, May 01, 2014 – Local entrepreneur and founder of Farmers Brand, Joshua Hadley, has experienced great success in his first business Now Communications with recognition on The 2013 Inc. 500 List, ranked number 36 for one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Hadley is ready to take that momentum into growing Farmers Brand, a fertilizer product boasting Nano Organic Technology™ with local publicity team Black Dog Promotions, who is known for generating a buzz in both the technology and entrepreneur spaces.

“We’re building a brand from the ground up with a family-friendly company culture inside the business. It’s about improving the lives of everyone involved in the business, the customers, employees, suppliers, we want to work to make the world a better place for them, too,” said Hadley.

Farmers Brand developed, Green Lightning™, an all-purpose fertilizer with breakthrough Nano Organic Technology™, which Hadley said, “Is like Gatorade for the plant,” and creates rapid nutrient absorption and amazing growth in all plants.

The main difference from competitors is that Green Lightning™ has a broad range of effectiveness on lawn, garden and landscaping, replacing the need for multiple products.

Hadley is excited for the opportunity for Farmers Brand to add a really amazing product to the fertilizer industry and take his brand to the consumer market.

“We love what we do and we love the product. My dad became my partner in this business and together we are building a really amazing company,” said Hadley. “We’re building a “Duck Dynasty” for fertilizer, in a sense.”

Scott Kelly, Black Dog Promotions CEO commented, “We are looking forward to be working with a management team with a proven track record of success. Joshua and Don’s business philosophy and work ethic are in line with ours and we are confident this next venture will find its way to Inc. Magazine and beyond”

About Farmers Brand:
Farmers brand is a company dedicated to creating amazing products for an amazing world. Our team is passionate about creating premium quality products that can be enjoyed by consumers everywhere. Our formulation has been in use by farmers worldwide since 1974, and now we are making it available to the public.

We have a team comprised of INC 500 executives, retail experts, and an advisory team with Wall Street and main street experience. We love solving problems and are dedicated to providing the market with revolutionary products that make the world a better place. Learn more at

About Black Dog Promotions:
Black Dog Promotions is a media and business development agency and also provides digital marketing and publicity consulting for regional and national brands. Black Dog’s team has a long history of success in the entertainment, sports, and technology and finance industries. We have taken companies from concept to millions of dollars in sales and billions of dollars in market capitalization. Black Dog Promotions understands how to help business expand and reach their goals. Visit

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284

High-frequency Traders Reassessing Strategies on Flash Crash Anniversary at The Speed Traders Workshop 2014 New York City with Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

New York, NY, USA (May 1, 2014) — The Flash Crash of May 6, 2010, was a stock market anomaly where the major market indexes dropped by over 9% (including a roughly 7% decline in a roughly 15 minute span at approximately 2:45 pm eastern time before a partial rebound. Temporarily, $1 trillion in market value disappeared. While stock markets do crash, immediate rebounds are unprecedented. The stocks of eight major companies in the S&P 500 fell to one cent per share for a short time, including Accenture, CenterPoint Energy and Exelon; while other stocks, including Sotheby’s, Apple, and Hewlett-Packard, increased in value to over $100,000 in price. Procter & Gamble in particular dropped nearly 37% before rebounding, within minutes, back to near its original levels.

As we get closer to May 6, the fourth anniversary of this singular episode, high-frequency traders will reassess their strategies at The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (, led by expert Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street ( This seminar will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Global scrutiny of high-frequency trading and whether it gives some investors unfair advantage has intensified amid government probes and the March 31, 2014 publication of “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis. While those examinations have focused mostly on U.S. equity markets, such as dark pools run by banks and broker-dealers and exchanges owned by companies including Nasdaq OMX, IntercontinentalExchange Group’s NYSE Euronext and Bats Global Markets, high-frequency traders are active internationally in futures, FX and fixed income markets, as they also run multi-asset strategies.

High-frequency traders have been called many things, from emerging masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators and thieves. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile, until now.

Edgar Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). He contributes to The New York Times, and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China,,, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on WILS 1320’s Capital City Recap, FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu,, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing,, 360doc, AH Radio,, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities,,, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News,, International Finance News,,,, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street