Scope: Cost-competitiveness, economic circularity, environmental impact, and durability and reliability are among the challenges for photovoltaic (PV) components, modules and arrays. To promote advancement of effective solutions to these challenges, NIST and UL are pleased to host a three-day virtual workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability for the global photovoltaic community. This bi-annual workshop is distinguished from other PV conferences by its focus on weathering, measurement, and modeling of durability and sustainability for materials used in solar PV applications.
The NIST/UL Workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability will feature invited technical presentations and panel discussions. This event will provide a forum for the exchange of research, innovation and methodology for participants ranging from material suppliers, module manufacturers, testing and certification companies to universities and national laboratories. It will also offer a platform to spark new collaborations and align goals between relevant stakeholders. 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:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Underwriter Laboratory (UL)