DuraMAT 2017 Fall Workshop

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DuraMAT 2017 Fall Workshop: Parallels to Photovoltaics in Materials Reliability & Predictive Simulation

The purpose of the Durable Module Materials (DuraMAT) Workshop is to provide a platform of communication for the national lab and university research infrastructure with the photovoltaic (PV) and supply-chain industries. The workshop will include presentations on research funded by the consortium as well as invited presentations by industry members. Poster sessions and working groups on topical areas of interest will serve to strengthen relationships within the community, advance progress on current research, and identify new areas of high impact research. Their collaboration will lead to the discovery, development, and de-risking of new materials and designs for PV modules.

Agenda Overview

Tuesday Nov.7th

(hanging posters at 12)

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome and Introduction to DuraMAT – Teresa Barnes

10:45 – 11:00 DOE – Dana Olson

Materials Reliability and Testing

11:00 – 11:30 John Trout (DuPont): DuPont’s Approach to Reliability Through Field Results and Accelerated Testing

11:30 – 12:00 David Strickler (Pilkington): Durability Testing of Glass Coatings for Architectural Glazing

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch Buffet, posters available

DuraMAT Session: Parallels in Materials Reliability

1:15 – 1:40 Christine Roberts (Sandia): Material Models for Polyurethane Foam Encapsulation and Aging

1:40 – 2:05 Anne Grillet (Sandia): Adhesion

2:05 – 2:30 Samuel Graham (Georgia Tech): TBD

2:30 – 3:00 Break with posters

DuraMAT Session: University and Capability Area Presentations

3:00 – 3:20 Peter Hacke (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

3:20 – 3:40 Mariana Bertoni (Arizona State University)

3:40 – 4:00 James Hartley (Sandia): Thermal-Mechanical Modeling of PV Modules and Components

4:00 – 4:30 Discussion Panel with Speakers and Capability Leads on Materials Reliability

4:30 – 6:30 DuraMAT Poster Presentations

6:30 – 8:30 Buffet Dinner with posters available

Wednesday Nov. 8th

7:30 – 9:00 Breakfast

DuraMAT Session – Data and Data Analytics

8:30 – 8:50 Ashraf Alam (Purdue): Physics-Based Machine Learning To Enable Reliable Modules & Sustainable Solar

8:50 – 9:10 Josh Stein (Sandia): Challenges of PV Degradation Analysis: PVLIB and Performance

9:10 – 9:40 Anubhav Jain (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and Robert White (National Renewable Energy Laboratory): DuraMAT Data Hub

9:40 – 10:10 Discussion and Panel with PIs

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee Break with Posters

Breakout Sessions –

10:30 – 11:30 Working groups:

  • Coatings
  • Accelerated Testing of Interfaces
  • Data Analytics

Posters available

11:30 – 11:45 Wrap up

11:45 – 1:30 Closed session: working lunch for Industry Advisory Board Meeting and DOE discussion. Working Lunch can continue until 2 pm, with rides available to join the tour in progress.

1:30 – 4:30 Optional Afternoon Tour of Sandia National Laboratories: Due to badging requirements, tour registration for foreign nationals must be completed by Sunday, 10/1 and tour registration for U.S. citizens must be completed by 10/23. The tour will include the following facilities:

* Registration prices include all meals and tour.


Registration for this event is now closed.