Thin film solar technologies can be deposited on flexible or light substrates
Thin film photovoltaics have been shown to be much less expensive to produce in larger volume.
PVMC is an industry-led consortium that helps the solar industry solve problems, seize opportunities, and accelerate development to reduce time to market.
Since our founding, PVMC has evolved with the burgeoning solar industry to serve collaborative consortia groups spanning the entire solar value chain, ranging from materials characterization to system interconnection and operation.
As a result, our project portfolio is diverse and deep, enabling us to serve clients with capabilities that span consulting, new product development, manufacturing and scale up, field validation, and grid integration.
PVMC’s success is based on it’s collaborative approach, thought leadership, technical depth and locality within the SUNY Polytechnic Institute Albany NanoTech Complex.
PVMC is a testament to how SUNY Poly is redefining collaborative innovation with a proven approach to team building and solution-focused research, development, entrepreneurship, and technology deployment.
PVMC is part of an unmatched ecosystem for leading- edge R&D and commercialization that has more than $43 billion in investments, 300 corporate partners, and 4,000 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, faculty, and staff. Other innovation centers and industry collaborations under the SUNY Poly umbrella include:
▼December 9, 2016 PVMC Announces Innovative Solar Energy Optimization Test Kit
▼September 14, 2016 "PVMC member Ultrasonic Technologies receives a DOE Tech to Market 2 award for a high-volume non-contact inline metrology tool initially developed within collaborative R&D projects of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium
▼July 13, 2016 The U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium holds a successful workshop in San Francisco during the week of Intersolar NA on "Advanced c-Si Wafering Technologies and Processing Challenges"
▼March 29, 2016 Solar Raceway and Miasolé Announce the Commercial Release of Unique Solar Raceway Wire Management System, Developed in Collaboration with SUNY Poly’s U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium
At SEMATECH, we work with our members and partners to reduce the time from innovation to manufacturing. Our role is to address critical challenges in advanced technology and manufacturing effectiveness, and to find ways to speed development, reduce costs, share risks, and increase productivity.
The mission of the Department of Energy is to ensure America's security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics.