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NIST Grand Challenges for Advanced Photovoltaic Technologies and Measurements


The workshop is part of NIST's broad-based effort to identify technical challenges to commercial development of advanced solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies, and will focus on the following technology groupings:

  • Wafer-based Crystalline Silicon PV
  • Amorphous Silicon and Polycrystalline Thin Film PV
  • III-V Multi-Junction PV
  • Excitonic and Quantum-Structured PV

During the workshop, you will have a chance to network with internationally recognized PV experts, discuss and prioritize technical challenges to the PV industry, identify and discuss PV measurement capabilities, and gain new perspectives on the trends, drivers, and challenges. The results of the workshop will be used to help to guide the future measurement and science agenda for advanced photovotaics.

Two networking receptions will be held on May 10 and 11.


  • Bob Birkmire, University of Delaware
  • Travis Bradford, Prometheus Institute
  • Keith Emery, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Jim Ermer, Spectrolab, Inc.
  • David Ginley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Ethan Good, Solar World
  • John Lushetsky, U.S. Department of Energy


Start Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
End Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Audience: Industry, Government
Format: Workshop


You can register online, by fax, or mail. Credit card payment is required for online registration. Payment must accompany the registration form if you are mailing your registration form.

  • Fax number:

  • Mail:
    Registration Form (PDF 47 KB)
    Conference Services
    Energetics Incorporated
    7067 Columbia Gateway Drive
    Columbia, Maryland 21046

Registration Fees

  • $150.00 - registered by April 23, 2010
  • $195.00 - registered after April 23, 2010

The registration fee includes two continental breakfasts and two lunches.

If you have any questions regarding your registration status please email Conference Services at CS@energetics.com

Registration Contact:

If you have any questions regarding your registration status please email Conference Services at CS@energetics.com


Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park
16455 E. 40th Circle
Aurora, Colorado 80011
Ph. 303-371-4333

We encourage you to reserve a room in our room block as it helps us to reduce the cost of the meeting.

Please call the hotel directly to make your reservations at 303-371-4333, or make reservations online.

The reservation code for our group rate is already entered in the appropriate field. All you need to do is enter your arrival date to begin the reservation process. If you are reserving for dates outside the room block dates please call the hotel directly to make your reservation.

  • Group Name: NIST - Grand Challenges
  • Group Rate: $158 plus tax (Meets government per diem rate)
  • Group Code: EINEINA
  • Cut-off Date: April 21, 2010