On October 21, Sandia’s Joshua Stein, Melissa Sisneros, and Bruce King (all in the Photovoltaic & Distributed Systems Integration Dept.) will host a workshop on demonstrating strategies for defining the bankability of new PV products, “Driving the Commercialization of New Solar Technologies: What You Can Learn with the U.S. DOE Regional Test Centers toward Demonstrating Bankability,” at SPI2013 at the McCormick Place conference center in Chicago, Illinois.
This workshop will describe the standardized processes being developed by the DOE Regional Test Centers (RTCs) for data collection and performance analysis—processes necessary to validate a product’s bankability. Attendees will hear (a) from current industry partners about how they are benefiting from their use of these RTCs and (b) perspectives from industry leaders on what is required to demonstrate the bankability of new PV technology.
To maintain U.S. competitiveness, the DOE recognizes that more must be done to help companies developing new technologies cross the second “Valley of Death”—the lack of capital resources required to demonstrate the large-scale manufacturing and economic viability and reliability (or “bankability”) of a particular technology pathway. The RTCs will develop and test processes and procedures for implementing a validation program that will assist new PV technologies/industry cross this “Pre-IPO Gap.”
SPI is North America’s most powerful, comprehensive educational conference and product exhibition, the premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. It brings the full range of industry ideas, experts, professionals, and information together in one comprehensive event that delivers:
- Peer-led educational programming designed to exchange ideas, share lessons learned, and provide business solutions.
- Unique networking opportunities that solidifies current relationships and builds new ones.
- Connections with industry vendors and professionals from the U.S. and around the world as they showcase their newest products and services.
- Opportunities to expand in and with the U.S. market.
Learn more about the workshop and how to register.