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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, conducted to encourage exchange of information about PV reliability. Proceedings of past workshops are available.

The 2015 Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop (PVMRW) is scheduled for February 24–27 in Golden, Colorado. Visit the Workshop Updates page to stay informed about announcements related to the 2015 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.