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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.

Upcoming Webinars

November 2019 — "Low-Cost, Crack-Tolerant Metallization: A Materials Engineering Solution to Module Reliability" presented by Sang Han, University of New Mexico. Register for the webinar.

December 2019 — "Demonstrating New Concepts for Reliable Low-Cost Module Encapsulation and Moisture Barrier Technologies" presented by Reinhold Dauskardt, Stanford. Register for the webinar.

January 2020 — "How Might Machine Learning Help To Advance Solar PV Research?" presented by Anubhav Jain, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Register for the webinar

Previous Webinars

October 2019 — "Multi-Scale, Multi-Physics Modeling Capabilities towards Predicting PV Reliability" presented by James Hartley, Sandia.

September 2019 — "Testing at Scale: Methods and Challenges Associated with Curated, Grid-Tied PV System Research" presented by Bruce King, Sandia.

August 2019 — "Materials Forensics for Understanding PV Module Material Durability" presented by Laura Schelhas, SLAC.

July 2019 — "Overview of Encapsulant Materials and Other Sealing Polymers in Photovoltaic Modules" presented by Ashley Maes, Sandia.

May 2019 — "Development of Combined and Sequential Accelerated Stress Testing for Derisking Photovoltaic Modules" presented by Peter Hacke, NREL.

April 2019 — "An Introduction to the DuraMAT DataHub" presented by Robert White, NREL.

February 2019 — "The Role of Reliability and Durability in Photovoltaic System Economics" presented by Michael Woodhouse, NREL. 

January 2019 — "Si PV: Present and Future Challenges" presented by Paul Stradins and David Young, NREL.