Panel 9E Photovoltaic Reliability Room: Nutcracker 3 Wednesday 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Renewable energy, of which solar energy makes up a large percentage, is believed to be the fastest growing industry sector in the years to come, of which solar energy makes up a large percentage. Despite significant success in the reliability of photovoltaics (PV), reliability and lifetime issues continue to be one of key factors in the rapid commercialization of PV technologies today. This session will give you an overview of current status, challenges and success of PV reliability for different PV technologies, including crystalline silicon PV, thin film PV, concentrated PV, etc.
Moderator: Wendai Wang, Ph.D., Reliability Manager, GreenVolts, Inc., Fremont, CA
John Wohlgemuth, Ph.D., Principle Scientist - PV Reliability, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO Greg Caswell, Sr. Member of the Technical Staff, DfR Solutions, College Park, MD Patrick McCluskey, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland