The New Product Introduction (NPI) effort encompasses three major activities including cost analysis, development, and demonstration of components enabling lower-cost and higher power-output PV arrays.
The NPI program is industry-led and consortium driven to accelerate the research, development, manufacture, field testing, commercialization, and deployment of next-generation solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies. Through our technology development programs, advanced manufacturing development facilities, system demonstrations, and reliability and testing capabilities, PVMC is a proving ground for innovative solar technologies and system designs.
PVMC has accelerating the speed of innovation by bridging the high-risk, resource-intensive gap between great ideas and new product introduction. Since 2011, PVMC has collaborated with over 75 clean energy companies and though the NPI programs have delivered dozens of new products and technical innovations into the solar marketplace.
PVMC’s Product Development Group is assisting entrepreneurs and existing companies with the development of new innovative products, systems and technologies for the solar industry by helping them to reduce hardware costs, optimize complex systems, apply digital innovation and improve operational efficiency and manufacturability.
The value and success of NPI programs: is based on its collaborative approach, thought leadership, technical depth, solar commercialization and leveraging of the technical infrastructure of the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.
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