Companies and organizations from across the solar PV industry supply chain have expressed their commitment to support and participate in PVMC, including federal laboratory, university, and company research partners; PV industry companies including material, equipment, and metrology suppliers as well as module producers and integrators; and utility companies and other end users.
To promote the integration and collaboration of key players from across the spectrum of the PV industry, PVMC offers several tiers of participation, from full membership in all activities, to program area participation, to participation in selected custom activities:
International entities will be considered for membership and participation if they provide substantial investments in support of PVMC operations and technology advantages to member programs; have significant manufacturing and/or R&D operations in the U.S. and/or a clear commitment to grow U.S. manufacturing; and commit to fair and reasonable restrictions on IP leaving the U.S. that has been developed within PVMC.
Depending on their level of engagement, members have the opportunity to participate in the consortium's technical and business decision-making through various levels of advisory groups, drive the direction of program activities and set key milestones, and place their employees on assignment inside PVMC programs. Members also have shared access to world-class facilities, tools, and talent at CNSE's state-of-the-art Albany NanoTech Complex and other partner sites.
In addition to formal membership, PVMC offers a number of opportunities to participate in industry-wide events and learn more about PVMC. Please watch for announcements about:
Industry site visits and/or presentations are available on request.