PV News

  • Sandra Begay recognized for her work and advocacy
    For many achievements in research, mentorship and community impact, the New Mexico Technology Council celebrated researcher Sandra Begay with a Women in Technology Award. “I’m very honored to receive the Women in Technology award in my home state, and I appreciate the acknowledgement of my Sandia tribal energy work,” Sandra said. According to the New Mexico… View Article
  • Sandia-led center to advance understanding of new solar panel technology
    The Department of Energy recently awarded $14 million to two national labs to form a Sandia-led center to improve the understanding of perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies and determine the best tests to evaluate the new solar panels’ lifetimes. Perovskite-based photovoltaic technologies still have several challenges to overcome before they can compete against conventional solar panels. The… View Article
  • 2021 PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop Call for Abstracts
    The 2021 PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop to be held Oct. 19-20, 2021, in Salt Lake City, UT, is currently soliciting proposals from the photovoltaics community. Interested parties are encouraged to submit a short abstract on topics such as: Solar resource assessment updates (led by GroundWork Renewables) Module performance characterization (updates from test labs,… View Article
  • Sandia scientist, international researchers, author technical reference reports for photovoltaic community
    Sandia National Laboratories researcher Joshua S. Stein recently co-led activities resulting in two new International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) reports focusing on bifacial modules and systems, and the design of new photovoltaic materials. Stein is a member of the IEA PVPS Task 13, which focuses on photovoltaics performance and reliability, and… View Article
  • Solar prize winners highlight successful DOE voucher program
    DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office recently announced round three winners of its American-Made Solar Prize, both Sandia partners through the competition’s voucher program.  “This is great news from a Sandia perspective,” said Laurie Burnham, Labs photovoltaics researcher. “We supported one of the two grand prize winners in rounds one and two and took the podium… View Article