New Task Force on PV Materials Forming


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New Task Force on PV Materials Forming

The creation of basic semiconductor materials standards in the 1970’s was credited with enabling the dynamic semiconductor industry. Early semiconductor industry pioneers met, worked together, and reached agreement on key characteristics that provided the framework. Today semiconductor chips are in everything.

Now is your opportunity to drive growth for the photovoltaic industry. The PV Group is forming a new task force dedicated to the development of standardized guidelines and procedures related to the materials that are integral to a functioning solar cell. The materials will include polysilicon and other substrates, the transparent conductive films, optical enhancement films, conductive interconnects, and other component materials.

First PV Materials Task Force Meeting

The first PV Materials Task Force meeting will be Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 1pm to 3pm at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, California. This meeting is in conjunction with the Intersolar North America Trade Show being held July 14-16, 2009 at Moscone Center West. Come be a part of history!

The Task Force membership will include technical leaders from makers of photovoltaic cells, suppliers of these key components, and other experts in these areas. We come together in a neutral forum to develop common standards, guidelines and procedures helpful to furthering the PV industry. In addition to occasional face-to-face meetings (2-4 times per year), we also meet by phone conferencing and email. All information shared is about technical requirements and how to meet them. No discussions of markets, pricing or specific customers are allowed. Those topics are strictly forbidden. We always have PV Group Standards coordinators present to ensure adherence to these rules.

We are excited about this opportunity for the PV industry. We were privileged to be a part of the semiconductor standards activity and now look forward to participating in driving growth in the PV industry. Come join us July 14th as we create the future.

Contact us if you would like to participate in the PV Materials Task Force

Lori Nye at lnye@brewerscience.com or Kevin Nguyen at knguyen@semi.org. Or come to the meeting on July 14th to learn more.