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Industry Workshop and Standards Support for Photovoltaic Reliability

Each year, NREL researchers, along with solar companies and other national lab researchers, participate in an industry workshop on photovoltaic (PV) reliability, which is conducted to encourage the exchange of information about module reliability. Proceedings of past workshops are available. Visit the Workshop Updates page to stay informed about announcements related to this event.

Laboratory personnel actively participate in writing and discussion of reliability, safety, and test and evaluation (T&E) standards, primarily with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee 82, working groups 2, 3, and 7, but also with a number of other standards organizations including the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Underwriters Laboratories. This work is done in partnership with Solar ABCs.