The Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics (NGPV), a U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) program, will host a webinar as a part of the Next Generation Photovoltaics Distinguished Lecture Series, titled “New Standards for Improving PV Reliability and Investability and Why a Scientific Basis is both Essential and Impossible,” by Dr. Sarah Kurtz at 4:00 p.m. Central on January 15, 2019.
The webinar is available at the NGPV Adobe Connect site.
Dr. Sarah Kurtz, Group Manager of the PV Module Reliability Test and Evaluation Group, Research Fellow, PV Program Lead, and Co-Director of the National Center For Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present the lecture.
The lecture is part of the Next Generation Photovoltaics Distinguished Lecture Series series.
The talk will be presented by Dr. Sarah Kurtz, a Senior Research Fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s National Center for Photovoltaics and a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Merced. Her presentation is titled, “New Standards for Improving PV Reliability and Investability and Why a Scientific Basis is both Essential and Impossible.” The talk will discuss IEC 63157, which has been drafted to address inverter failures by asking manufacturers to go beyond ISO 9001 in their quality assurance programs and will also cover some of the stress-testing that is happening for PV modules. Kurtz is also the Conference Chair of the 2019 Photovoltaic Specialist Conference.