2022 PACT Workshop

On October 18, 2022 PACT held its first workshop in Albuquerque, New Mexico at CFV Labs. The event included four sessions of presentations on a variety of topics and a tour and demonstrations of PACT and other relevant testing platforms.

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2022 PACT Workshop at CFV Labs in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 18, 2022

Session 1: PACT Program Overview

  • Task 1: Program Management Overview – Joshua Stein (Sandia)
  • Task 2: Field Deployment – Laura Schelhas (NREL)
  • Task 3: Performance Studies – Bruce King (Sandia)
  • Task 4: Reliability Studies – Laura Schelhas (NREL)
  • Task 5: Bankability – Ralph Romero & Rob Foree (Black & Veatch)
  • DOE’s Vision and Plans for Perovskite PV R&D and Commercialization – Robert Meagley (DOE)

Session 2: University Partner Updates

  • Perovskite PV module production at University of North Carolina- Prem Jyoti Singh Rana (University of North Carolina)
  • Low-Cost and Scalable Production of Perovskite Mini-Modules (7885 downloads) – Zhaoning Song (University of Toledo)
  • Scaling slot die coated perovksite cells for encapsulated module testing – Devin MacKenzie (University of Washington)
  • Open-Air Spray-Plasma Manufacturing of Large-Area Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules – Reinhold Dauskardt (SLAC/Stanford University)

CFV Lab Tour and Demonstrations

  • Commercialization of Emerging PV Technologies and the Role of Third Party Testing – Jim Crimmins (CFV)
  • PACT Outdoor Testing Field
  • Indoor Performance Testing (Hall flash tester and G2V continuous simulator with temperature control)
  • Accelerated testing chambers
  • Hail testing demonstration (80 mm ice ball shot into module)

Industry Perspectives

Featured Topics

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Reactions after a demonstration of a module hail test using CFV Lab’s hail gun. It is loud! Later, we shot an 80 mm ice ball at a PV module; it broke the glass!
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2022 PACT Workshop