DuraMAT hosts monthly webinars to share recent work by DuraMAT collaborators and give the PV research community a chance to ask questions and suggest future research directions.
August 2019 — "Materials Forensics for Understanding PV Module Material Durability" presented by Laura Schelhas, SLAC. Register for the webinar.
September 2019 — "Testing at Scale: Methods and Challenges Associated with Curated, Grid-Tied PV System Research" presented by Bruce King, Sandia. Register for the webinar.
October 2019 — "Multi-Scale, Multi-Physics Modeling Capabilities towards Predicting PV Reliability" presented by James Hartley, Sandia. Register for the webinar.
July 2019 — "Overview of Encapsulant Materials and Other Sealing Polymers in Photovoltaic Modules" presented by Ashley Maes, Sandia. See the presentation.
May 2019 — "Development of Combined and Sequential Accelerated Stress Testing for Derisking Photovoltaic Modules" presented by Peter Hacke, NREL. See the presentation.
April 2019 — "An Introduction to the DuraMAT DataHub" presented by Robert White, NREL. See a video of the webinar.
February 2019 — "The Role of Reliability and Durability in Photovoltaic System Economics" presented by Michael Woodhouse, NREL. See the presentation.
January 2019 — "Si PV: Present and Future Challenges" presented by Paul Stradins and David Young, NREL.