Four national laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy are partnering to form the backbone of the DuraMAT consortium.
Industry Advisory Board
DuraMAT has assembled a group of external advisors to provide ongoing feedback, guidance, and direction that serves to make the consortium a success. Members of this board represent a range of industry interests—from manufacturing to financing, from technical analysis to energy services.
DuraMAT will engage three university research consortia and their established industry connections, as well as their Request for Proposals processes, to quickly initiate projects to leverage DuraMAT's capability network and accelerate the start of industry-guided project work.
The Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium (BAPVC), Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies (QESST), and the Center for Next Generation of Photovoltaics (NGPV) are well established, university research consortia with active industry participation and experience in module materials, integration, and design research. These consortia have procedures in place for prioritizing industry-driven research topics, selecting projects, and evaluating and managing active projects.