About PACT

The PACT center was established in 2021 with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. Led by Sandia National Laboratories, the PACT center team includes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Black and Veatch, CFV Labs, and EPRI.

Our Purpose

Perovskite PV technologies are being developed faster than testing and evaluation standards making it especially challenging to evaluate and validate performance and reliability claims. The PACT center aims to develop, validate and document testing standards capable of accurate characterization of field performance and degradation prediction.  The center will operate an extensive field-testing campaign as well as serve as an objective and neutral source of information and analysis for the investment and finance communities.


The PACT center is partnering with companies and universities to help test and validate new perovskite PV module technologies.

University Minimodules

PACT is partnering with three universities to supply mini perovskite PV modules for the purpose of developing testing protocols and gathering data from field deployments as well as performance and accelerated reliability testing.  These modules will all share a common packaging design developed at NREL, with only the cell structure and composition differing between builds.    

  • University of Washington (2021-2023)
  • University of Toledo (2021-2024)
  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2021-2024)
  • SLAC/Stanford University (2022)

Industry Partners

The PACT center will work with industry partners to test their perovskite PV technologies. Check Publications and Protocols for more information about how to partner.