Photovoltaic Reliability Publications
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NREL publishes photovoltaic (PV) reliability journal articles, technical reports, conference papers, and outreach documents. Explore a sampling of our most recent or often-cited publications on PV reliability topics.
The following NREL publications can be found on the following topics by clicking on the names of the researchers below.
Accelerated Testing and Failure Analysis
Nick Bosco: Thermal and mechanical fatigue and measurement of adhesion
Peter Hacke: Potential-induced degradation, accelerated lifetime testing and modeling
Mike Kempe: Weathering of polymeric materials
David Miller: Weathering and characterization of PV packaging materials
Ingrid Repins: CIGS reliability
Timothy Silverman: Modeling and testing of the effects of partial shade
John Wohlgemuth: Accelerated testing of PV modules
PV Performance and Outdoor Studies
Michael Deceglie: Thin-film module measurements and outdoor studies
Dirk Jordan: Statistical analysis of PV outdoor performance
Bill Marion: Solar Radiation Resource Information and PV module and system performance modeling
Matt Muller: CPV performance and reliability and soiling
Power Electronics and System Engineering
Chris Deline: Performance impacts of microinverters and DC-DC converters
Sara MacAlpine: PV performance modeling
Standards and Standards Development
Sarah Kurtz: Standards for PV system performance testing
John Wohlgemuth: Standards for accelerated PV module testing