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Our Capabilities Network

DuraMAT provides a suite of easily accessible capabilities to facilitate applied research and development. Equally important, we understand the technical issues that you need to address and can help you develop a team using these capabilities to come up with solutions.

We integrate the following capability areas into our research strategy. Also learn about our projects.

Data Management and Analytics

We aggregate diverse data into the DuraMAT DataHub, improving data access, supporting open-source software development, and revealing new correlations.

Predictive Simulation

We examine key degradation physics through thermo-mechanical, structural, electrical, materials, interface, and adhesion modeling at the module scale.

Materials Characterization and Forensics

We explore module degradation and failure to inform the rapid development and testing of new module materials.

Module Prototyping and Testing

We provide access to module fabrication facilities and develops module-testing methodologies.

Field Deployment

We test module materials under a range of field conditions and methods to confirm the results of DuraMAT laboratory testing.

Techno-Economic Analysis

We use lifecycle economics and finance models to identify those research areas that could have the greatest economic and market impact.

Table entitled Capability Network. For the Data Management & Analysis capability area, it lists the following DuraMAT projects: DataHub, Software Development and Machine Learning, PVDAQ Upgrade, and Data Visualization. For the Predictive Simulation capability area, it lists the following DuraMAT projects: Material Properties and Aging; Correlating Accelerated Testing and Field Data; Barrier and Encapsulants; Cell Cracking; and Front Coating. For the Module Prototyping and Test capability area, it lists the following DuraMAT projects: Accelerated Testing; UV Ionization Damage; ECA and Contacts; and Module Design and Fabrication. For the Outdoor Testing capability area, it lists the following DuraMAT projects: Non-Destructive Testing; Field Aged Module Library; and Wind Loading and Structural Materials. For the Techno-economic Analysis capability area, it lists the following DuraMAT projects: Quantify LCOE; Decision Support; Financial Modeling; and Circular Economy.

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