SEMI International Standards
Standards New Activity Report Form (SNARF)
Date Prepared: 09/18/2020Revised (if Applicable):

Document Number: 6732
SNARF for: Revision of SEMI PV76 - Test Method for Durability of Low Light Intensity Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) With Title Change To SEMI PV76 - Test Method for Durability of Low Light Intensity Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) and Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) and Perovskite Solar Cell(PSC)

Originating Global Technical Committee: Photovoltaic
Originating TC Chapter: Taiwan
Task Force (TF) in which work is to be carried out: Organic and Dye Sensitized Solar Cell and Perovskite solar cell Task Force
Note: If a new task force is needed, also submit a task force organization form (TFOF)

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1. Rationale:
a. Describe the need or problem addressed by this activity.
(Indicate the customer, what benefits they will receive, and if possible, quantify the impact on the return on investment [ROI] if the Document is implemented.)
The advantages of organic and dye-sensitized solar cells are low manufacturing cost, low pollution, thin, light and flexible, etc. The innovative application of DSSC/OPV/PSC devices shall change people's lifestyle like to integrate with indoor charging for 3C consumer products anywhere. The current technology challenge for DSSC/OPV/PSC products still focused on serious packaging problem that certainly appear in subtropical environments. Some stability issues relate to the erosion of the electrolyte, the glass adhesion failure, the barrier gas and barrier water etc. In general, environmental degradation factors (humidity, temperature, pressure, light) will seriously impact DSSC/OPV/PSC device performance and reliability, and shorten its life time. Therefore, this activity shall develop a durability test method to evaluate DSSC/OPV/PSC device characteristics in process, especially do qualification test in subtropical warm and humidity environment either indoors or outdoors. This activity will also develop a principle and guild line for DSSC/OPV/PSC industries to follow in coming future, and speed up the packaging design of DSSC/OPV/PSC products as well. The current SEMI PV76 measures the durability test method for OPV/DSSC. PSC has the same 2 Feb 2020 capacitance effect as DSSC/OPV. In order to make the original method more clearly applicable to PSC. This activity shall modify and add the title and text to the PSC wording, and it has been clearly stated that this method is suitable for DSSC/OPV/PSC.


b. Estimate effect on industry.
2: Major effect on an industry sector - identify the relevant sector
Sector or Company Information:

c. Estimate technical difficulty of the activity.
II: Some Difficulty - Disagreements on known requirements exist but developing consensus is possible

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2. Scope:
a: Describe the technical areas to be covered or addressed by this Document development activity. For Subordinate Standards, list common concepts or criteria that the Subordinate Standard inherits from the Primary Standard, as well as differences from the Primary Standard:
The proposed standard aims to develop a durability test method to evaluate DSSC/OPV/PSC device characteristics in process, especially for subtropical warm and humidity environment either indoors or outdoors. This activity will develop an evaluation principle and guild line for DSSC/OPV/PSC industries to follow and speed up the packaging design of DSSC/OPV/PSC products as well. The new standard will specify: 1. DSSC/OPV/PSC light soaking test evaluation indoors or outdoors 2. DSSC/OPV/PSC thermal cycle test evaluation 3. DSSC/OPV/PSC damp heat test evaluation

b: Expected result of activity
Major revision to an existing Standard or Safety Guideline

For a new Subordinate Standard, identify the Primary Standard here:




For Standards, identify the Standard Subtype below:
Test Method

Miscellaneous (describe below):

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3. Projected Timetable for Completion:

a: General Milestones
a. Activity Start: 09/18/2020b. 1st Draft by: 12/01/2020
c. (Optional) Informational Ballot by: 12/10/2020d. Letter Ballot by: 12/10/2020
e. TC Chapter Approval By:12/25/2020

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4. Liaisons with other Global Technical Committees/TC Chapters/Subcommittees/TFs:
a.
List SEMI global technical committees, TC Chapters, subcommittees, or task forces in your or other Regions/Locales that should be kept informed regarding the progress of this activity. (Refer to SEMI Standards organization charts and global technical committee charters and scopes as needed.)


b. List any planned Type I Liaisons with external nonprofit organizations (e.g., SDO) that should receive Draft Documents from Standards staff for feedback during this activity and be notified when the Letter Ballot is issued (refer to Procedure Manual 7):


c. Intercommittee Ballots:
will not be issued

Identify the recipient global technical committee(s):

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5. Safety Considerations:
The resulting document is expected:
NOT to be a Safety Guideline

NOTE FOR "to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is NOT technically sound and complete - Refer to Section 15.1 of the Regulations for special procedures to be followed.

NOTE FOR "NOT to be a Safety Guideline": When all safety-related information is removed from the Document, the Document is still technically sound and complete.

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6. Intellectual Property Considerations:
a. For a new Standard or Safety Guideline and for any part to be modified or added in a Revision of published Standards and Safety Guidelines:
the use of patented technology is NOT required.

If "patented technology is intended to be included in the proposed Standard(s) or Safety Guideline(s) " is selected above, then also check one:


b. For Revision, Reapproval, Reinstatement, or Withdrawal of existing Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s):
there is no known material patented technology necessary to use or implement the Standard(s) and Safety Guideline(s)

c. The body of the Document and any Appendices, Complementary Files, Related Information sections, or Various Materials that may or may not be a part of the Document by reference:
the incorporation of Copyrighted Item will NOT be required



NOTE FORthe use of patented technology or the incorporation of Copyrighted Item(s) is NOT required’: If in the course of developing the Document, it is determined that the use of patented technology or Copyrighted Item(s) is necessary for the Document, the provisions of Regulations 16 must be followed.

NOTE FORwill incorporate Copyrighted Item’: A copyright release letter must be obtained from the copyright owner prior to publication.

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7. Comments, Special Circumstances:

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8. TC Member Review:
took place between (put dates below ) before approval at the TC Chapter Meeting, or

Member Review Start Date; 12/10/2020 .
Member Review End Date: 12/24/2020

NOTE FOR ‘TC Member Review’ is required by the Regulations for a period of at least two weeks
before approval of a new, or a major revision of an existing, Standard or Safety Guideline. (Refer to Regulations 8.2.1)
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9. SNARF Approval Dates:
TC Chapter or GCS12/25/2020
Recorded in TC Minutes12/25/2020

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10. SNARF Extension Dates:
TC Chapter Extension Granted on
Extension Expires on

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