Progress Update: Task Group 8

Task Group 8 is focused on durability issues specific to thin-film PV modules.

Thin-film PV modules exhibit some of the same failure modes that are being studied by Task Groups 1-7, but other failure mechanisms are specific to thin-film modules.

Progress Update

A kick-off meeting was held March 1, 2013. Thin-film experts were assigned to Groups 2, 3 and 7. Subcommittees for thin films were established for the following:

Task Leaders

Neelkanth Dhere — Florida Solar Energy Center
Masayoshi Takani — Solar Frontier, representing Japan
Veronica Bermudez — Nexcis
Scott McWilliams — Sematech, subcommittee on monolithic interconnection
Raji Sundaramoorthy — PVMC, subcommittee on Semiconductor Junction Degradation
Eric Schneller — Florida Solar Energy Center, subcommittee on micro-delamination
Narendra Shiradkar — Florida Solar Energy Center, subcommittee on shading


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