PV News

  • Plenary session to present the results of a blind photovoltaic modeling intercomparison
    Sandia photovoltaic researcher Marios Theristis will be one of three plenary speakers featured at the scientific opening session of the upcoming 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-8) to take place Sept. 26-30, 2022, at the Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy. Theristis will present, “International Photovoltaic Modeling Intercomparison,” a study focusing on the… View Article
  • Photovoltaic panels catch the sun despite the snow
    Alaska trials of icephobic coating show 85% increase in energy output A Sandia-led research team has developed a transparent, polymeric-based coating that helps photovoltaic panels continuously shed snow and ice. Early field trials in Alaska demonstrated that coated panels can produce 85% more energy, compared to uncoated panels. Preliminary data also show that the coating… View Article
  • 20th anniversary of Sandia tribal energy internship program
    Program has provided hands-on experience, mentorship to nearly 50 Native American students 2022 marks a major milestone for Sandia National Laboratories’ groundbreaking tribal energy internship program: two decades of meeting the growing renewable energy technical needs of Native American tribes and providing valuable, real-world experience for Native and Alaska Native STEM students. “My hope for the… View Article
  • Sandia solar programs to take part in upcoming American Solar Energy Society’s Solar 2022 Conference
    Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) researchers will present and exhibit at the upcoming American Solar Energy Society (ASES) Solar 2022 conference on June 21-24, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference will be held on the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) campus, and feature esteemed keynotes such as Michelle Lujan Grisham, New Mexico Governor; Martin Heinrich, United… View Article
  • Sandia snow-shedding paper chosen as an ‘Editor’s Pick,’ featured in Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2021
    A photovoltaics (PV) research team led by Sandia National Laboratories recently learned that their journal article, “Facilitating large-scale snow shedding from in-field solar arrays using icephobic surfaces with low-interfacial toughness,” was chosen as an Editor’s Pick and is featured in the annual Best of Advanced Materials Technologies issue. The Best of Advanced Materials Technologies 2021… View Article