2nd International PV Module Quality Assurance Forum

Date: Dec. 7 - 8

Venue: Sheraton Miyako Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Dec.7, 2011 Wednesday afternoon   

13:00-17:00 QA Forum Task Force TG Meetings

Dec.8, 2011 Thursday Morning

9:30   Registration

10:00  Welcome

Opening Remarks: Michio Kondo (AIST)

Welcome:  Mr. Masaaki Yamamoto (Director, Standardization Office for             International Affairs, METI)

Welcome:  Jeffrey Miller (Director, US Department of Energy Office, US Embassy)

Welcome:  Hiromu Takatsuka (Executive Managing Director, PVTEC)

10:40  Session I.  Special Talk  Session chairs: Masaaki Yamamichi(AIST)

10:40  Policy on International Standardization of Japan Jun Takakuwa (Standardization Office for International Affairs, METI)

11:00 Introduction to International PV Module QA Forum:  Michael Kempe (NREL)

11:20  Challange of International Standardization for PV and expectation for QA Forum Tony Sample, Heinz Ossenbrink (EU_DG_JRC)

12:00  Lunch

13:00 Session II. Confirming the Need– The Importance of Quality Assurance
Session chairs: Tony Sample (EC_DG_JRC), Shigeru Niki (AIST)

13:00   Business developments and reliability efforts of Kyocera solar modules
– Muneyoshi Yamatani (Kyocera)

13:25   PV Module Reliability: Suntech's Practice and Prospect –Tony Tang (Suntech)

13:50   Lessons Learned from Field Survey - Messeage from "PVRessQ!"
– Kazuhiko Kato(AIST)

14:15   Linking Accelerated Laboratory and Outdoor Exposure Results for PV Polymeric Materials – Xiaohong Gu(NIST)

14:40   Discussion

15:00   Coffee Break

15:20   Session III.Forum Task Group Reporting
         Session chairs: Masaaki Yamamichi (AIST), Katsuaki Shibata(JET)

15:20   Task Group 1– Yoshihito Eguchi(Sharp)
15:40   Task Group 2– Tadanori Tanahashi(Espec)
15:55   Task Group 3– Takuya Doi(AIST)
16:10   Task Group 4– Yasunori Uchida(JET)
16:25   Task Group 5– Kusato Hirota(Toray)

16:40   Discussion

17:00   Next steps: Michio Kondo(AIST)

17:15   Closing