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Four national laboratories and the U.S. Department of Energy are partnering to form the backbone of the DuraMAT consortium.

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

NREL advances the science and engineering of energy efficiency, sustainable transportation, and renewable power technologies and provides the knowledge to integrate and optimize energy systems.

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Sandia National Laboratories (SNL)

Sandia anticipates and resolves emerging national security challenges, innovates and discovers new technologies to strengthen the nation's technological superiority, creates value through products and services that solve important national security challenges, and informs the national debate where technology policy is critical to preserving security and freedom throughout our world.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

LBNL conducts unclassified research that fosters groundbreaking fundamental science that enables transformational solutions for energy and environment challenges, using interdisciplinary teams and by creating advanced new tools for scientific discovery.

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SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)

SLAC has been helping to create the future.

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.

University Consortia

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.