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International PV Module QA Task Force, Thin Film Task Group, Kick-Off Meeting

February 28, 2013

Introduction QA Task Force Thin-Film Workshop—John Wohlgemuth and Sarah Kurtz, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Summary of Activities for Task Groups 2–5

Session Chairs: Veronica Bermudez (NEXCIS), Sarah Kurtz (NREL)

Discussion: Thin-Film Summary of Failures—Veronica Bermudez, NEXCIS, and Sarah Kurtz, NREL

Field Experience with Thin-Film Modules and Packaging Materials: ID Failure Modes

Session chairs: Neelkanth Dhere, Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), Ryan Gaston, Dow Chemical Company

Accelerated Testing Experience with Thin-Film Modules and Materials: ID Failure Modes and Correlation with Field Results

Session chairs: Kurt Scott, Atlas Material Testing Technology, David Burns, 3M.

March 1, 2013

Breakout Sessions

What failure modes should we be most concerned with for thin-film products?

Session chairs: Alan Ward, First Solar, Daniel Cunningham, BP.

How do we move forward to address thin-film failure modes identified during the first breakout session?

Session chairs: John Wohlgemuth, NREL; Neelkanth Dhere, FSEC; Jim Lloyd, U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC).