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News and Events

Below is a listing of news and events.

An NREL feature story recaps the first 6 years of DuraMAT's efforts. 

A DuraMAT project on the effect of wind on cracked solar cells is featured in an NREL news story and video.

DuraMAT's 2021 sessions at PVSC can be found in our DuraMAT Digest.

DuraMAT's Fall 2020 workshop was held virtually Sept. 21–23.

DuraMAT Director Teresa Barnes discussed trends in the PV industry with PV-Tech at their November 2019 conference.

DuraMAT released an FY19 funding opportunity (Responses were due Sept. 13, 2019).

DuraMAT's Fall 2019 workshop was held Aug. 27–28 in Avon, Colorado, at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa.

DuraMAT's Spring 2019 workshop was held in conjunction with the 2019 PV Reliability Workshop (Feb. 26–28, 2019).

DuraMAT's Fall 2018 workshop was held at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Aug. 28–30, 2018).

DuraMAT released an FY18 solicitation for letters of interest (responses due July 20, 2018).

DuraMAT hosted a booth at the 45th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (June 10–15, 2018).

DuraMAT presented projects at the 2018 PV Reliability Workshop (Feb. 27–March 1, 2018).

The Third DuraMAT Workshop was held at Sandia National Laboratories (Nov. 7–8, 2017).

The Second DuraMAT Workshop was held at Stanford University (May 22–23, 2017).

BAPVC released a DuraMAT RFP (Jan. 18, 2017).

Energy Department Launches Up to $30 Million Effort To Improve Solar Module Materials (Sept. 15, 2016).

NREL To Lead New Consortium To Improve Reliability and Performance of Solar Modules (Sept. 15, 2016).


Also see additional information on DuraMAT Workshops and current requests for proposal.