SEMI DOE PV Cell Workshop 2009May13

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SEMI PV Group– DOE Workshop on c-Si Terrestrial Photovoltaic Cells

Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus

Student Union building

Mesa, AZ

Wed May 13th, 2009
8.30 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. MST


The U.S. Department of Energy [DOE], through Solar America Board of Codes and Standards [ABCs], recently completed a study report on Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic Cells – Supply Chain Prequalification Specifications, by Dr. TamizhMani, Director of ASU’s PV Reliability Laboratory.

“The study report recommends a thorough discussion, by an appropriate standards committee, on the content of the proposed standard; requests comments from the stakeholders, especially the cell and module manufacturers; and recommends the development of additional supply chain specification standards for the other module components such as encapsulant, backsheet, junction box, cables, glass superstrate and framing material.”

This Joint SEMI-DOE PV Cell Workshop will explore expanding the demographic scope and support for developing useful Cell standards.  It may develop that a SEMI document will be a cell specification template, while other organizations produce a Prequalification Specification utilizing the SEMI cell specification format. Care must be taken to ensure this activity does not involve duplication of effort among related international standards groups.


  • Discuss DOE-Solar ABCs’ Study Report on c-Si PV Cell Specification
  • Examine PV Testing @ ASU-TUV Rheinland and AAPS STAR facilities
  • Recommend future PV Cell Specification actions


08:30 AM


Registration @ TUV TEMPE [2210 South Roosevelt Street, Tempe, AZ 85282]

08:45 AM


TUV-Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory Tour

10:00 AM


APS-STAR Lab Tour [1500 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281]

11:15 AM


Workshop Polytechnic ASU 7001 E Williams Field Rd, Mesa, AZ 85212 in Student Union Building [5999 S. Backus Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212]

05:30 PM


Conclusion, Wrap-up, Actions


  • Complimentary
  • Contact: Kevin Nguyen, SEMI Standards North America,
  • Deadline: May 1st, 2009
  • Space is limited, first-come, first-serve

Collateral for each attendee


The address is Student Union Building 5999 S. Backus Mall, Mesa, AZ 85212. For map of Student Union building and parking, or please visit ASU.


ASU – Mani G. Tamizh-Mani, PhD,

SEMI – Kevin Nguyen,
DOE – Marie Mapes,
Coordinator – Win Baylies,
Others – tbd