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About DuraMAT

The Durable Module Materials (DuraMAT) Consortium focuses on precompetitive research needs in photovoltaic (PV) module packaging to accelerate a sustainable, just, and equitable transition to zero carbon electricity generation by 2035.

The consortium leverages decades of experience, expertise, and world-class facilities to create a "one-stop-shop" for timely solutions to critical barriers limiting PV module reliability and durability. It offers university and industry researchers the opportunity to work with national lab partners: the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

DuraMAT has become a trusted partner for the U.S. industry and PV research community. Our work is guided by a 15-member Industry Advisory Board which helped to develop DuraMAT's five core objectives and reviews all project calls.

Fiscal Year 2022–2027 Goals

DuraMAT's goals include researching:

  • Which PV materials and module designs will enable sustainable, high-energy yield 50-year modules, and how do we ensure that these new modules are not going to fail prematurely?
  • What triggers wear out, defined as a rapid increase in degradation at end of life, and what are the characteristics, rates, and mechanisms of long-term degradation in PV modules?

Annual Reports

To learn more about DuraMAT's accomplishments, read through our annual reports:

FY 2022 Annual Report

FY 2021 Annual Report

FY 2020 Annual Report

FY 2019 Annual Report

FY 2018 Annual Report.