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François Rummens, is one of the speakers during the 2021 NIST/UL Workshop


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is organizing a virtual workshop on photovoltaic materials durability. This event will take place from December 7 to December 9, 2021.

The NIST/UL Workshop on Photovoltaic Materials Durability will feature invited technical presentations and panel discussions. This event will provide a forum for the exchange of research, innovation and methodology for participants ranging from material suppliers, module manufacturers, testing and certification companies to universities and national laboratories. It will also offer a platform to spark new collaborations and align goals between relevant stakeholders. Attendees will not only hear about advanced lifetime test methods but will also have an opportunity to engage in open discussions on how to convert advanced research to consensus standards development.

  • This workshop is divided into 9 sessions:
  • Session 1: PV Reliability Programs
  • Session 2: PV Module Circular Economy
  • Session 3: Extreme Weather Impact and Post-disaster Investigation
  • Session 4: PV Module Field Survey
  • Session 5: Accelerated Laboratory Testing
  • Session 6: Linking Accelerated Laboratory Testing to Field Performance
  • Session 7: Characterization and Modeling
  • Session 8: Linking Research to Standards
  • Session 9: Emerging Technology

In the second session, our Technical Officer, François Rummens, will present the different approaches to facilitate responsible PV module re-use.

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