The first technical conference and exhibition by the Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) is scheduled to take place May 24 through 26 at the Wyndham Hotel in San Jose, California. In addition to a technical conference and exhibition, the event will feature training courses for PV manufacturing technology and troubleshooting manufacturing issues. Furthermore, there will be a detailed review of existing and developing solar standards presented during the conference. The schedule of events for the conference can be found here.
SEMA advised that the conference will have a segment that reviews the reliability issues that are associated with PV modules and the programs that are directed towards long-term reliability. A discussion will also ensue that delves into a better understanding and determination of the reliability PV modules have over their 25-year lifetime.
During the standards portion of the conference, discussions will center on existing and emerging standards, review gaps in standards and the challenges and development of international quality standards. Moreover, inverter and microinverter reliability issues will be showcased during an analysis of PV module failure.
In addition to the training courses and the conference portions of the event, an exhibiton from solar industry companies will be on display and the outlook for the global solar indsutry will be dissected with a review of the Americas and global solar policies.
Further informationa about the technical conference can be found here.