With intensified pricing pressure, low cost and emerging materials/technologies are increasingly used in photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. To respond to new challenges of durability and reliability assessment of PV materials and modules, Atlas Material Testing Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are pleased to host a two-day workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability for the global photovoltaic community. This workshop is distinguished from other PV conferences by its focus on weathering, measurement, and modeling of durability for materials used in solar PV applications.
The Atlas/NIST Workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability will feature technical presentations, a poster session, standards discussion, and a NIST facility tour. This event will allow participants to hear from and interact with industry experts ranging from material suppliers, module manufacturers, testing and certification companies to universities and national laboratories. Attendees will not only hear about advanced lifetime test methods, but will also have an opportunity to engage in open discussions on how to convert advanced research to consensus standards development.
Who should attend:
R&D staff interested in new materials and systems for PV
Technical standards participants engaged in transitioning R&D into PV standards
Reliability and QA personnel tasked with maximizing longevity and durability of their products (suppliers and module manufacturers)
Financial managers, industry executives, and concerned system owners who are interested in warranty considerations and return on investment calculations in their business models
Anyone interested in understanding long-term performance issues in the PV industry