Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop Summary

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


The objective of the Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop was to provide a forum where the entire photovoltaic (PV) community (manufacterers, researchers, system designers, and customers) could get together and discuss technical issues relating to PV. The workshop included presentations from twenty-five speakers and had more than one hundred attendees. This workshop also includedseveral open sessions in which the audience and speakers could discuss technical subjects in depth. Several major topics were discussed including: PV characterization and measurements, service lifetimes for PV devices, degradation and failure mechanisms for PV devices, standardization of testing procedures, AC module performance and reliability testing, inverter performance and reliabilitytesting, standardization of utility interconnect requirements, experience from field deployed systems and system certification.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 1997
EventNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference - Lakewood, Colorado
Duration: 18 Nov 199622 Nov 1996


ConferenceNREL/SNL Photovoltaics Program Review: 14th Conference
CityLakewood, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-510-22225


Dive into the research topics of 'Photovoltaic Performance and Reliability Workshop Summary'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this