SDLE SunFarm
Global SunFarm Network
Automated Image Processing

Pioneering Lifetime and Degradation Science and Technology Development

The SDLE Research Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a world-class research center dedicated to data science and analytics applied to materials and energy sciences.

Established in 2011 by Prof. Roger H. French, the SDLE Center focuses on:-

○ Lifetime and degradation science of solar photovoltaic (PV) materials, and other environmentally exposed, long-lived (>25 years) technologies

○ Accelerated laboratory and outdoor real-world exposures and evaluations of outdoor exposed technologies such as solar, led lighting and building envelope materials

○ Energy efficiency and virtual energy auditing of buildings, using engineering epidemiology and data analytics

○ Data-mining, statistical- and machine-learning applied to materials

○ Petabyte/Petaflop big data analytics applied to time-series, spectral and image datasets

○ Non-relational data warehousing and analytics environment for complex systems