Reliability of Photovoltaic Inverters Workshop

The Reliability of Photovoltaic (PV) Inverters Workshop will bring together key stakeholders to form working partnerships and develop research priorities to address a range of reliability challenges.


April 11–12, 2024


What To Expect

Draft Agenda (Updated March 22, 2024)

Workshop Topics

PV power inverters, a critical component of solar energy systems, have a range of reliability challenges.

Research priorities to be discussed include:

  • Assessment of the present state of PV inverter reliability
  • Approaches and solutions for reliability challenges
  • Testing, standards, performance, and reliability metrics
  • Lifetime of active and passive components
  • Life cycle cost and ownership issues
  • Lessons learned from related applications and market sectors
  • Data reporting, analytics, and data sharing.

A full agenda is under development.


The workshop has reached capacity, and registration is closed.
NREL will post a summary of the workshop as a report in late summer 2024.

Important Dates

The deadline for registration for U.S. citizens is April 4, 2024, but registration may close earlier if the registration is full. For foreign nationals, the registration deadline is March 11, 2024.

Lodging and Transportation

The workshop will be held on the NREL campus at 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401. Several hotels are within a few minutes driving distance, and the Denver West Marriott is within walking distance. We have reserved a room block at the Marriott at $149/night, which is less than the government rate.

There are several options for transportation from the Denver airport to NREL and local hotels.

For more information about transportation and lodging, see Golden-Local Information.

If you have questions about lodging or transportation options, please email

Visiting NREL

Upon arriving at NREL's South Table Mountain campus, visitors should drive to the East Entrance Building window (left lane), and security staff will confirm they are on the expected visitor list. Visitors must show government-issued photo identification (i.e., driver's license, passport, or military ID). Visitors will receive a parking placard and directions for where to park, depending on where their host is meeting them.

Foreign nationals: Before you book travel, please make sure you have a confirmation from to ensure you have been approved to come onsite.

Data and Privacy Notice

Workshop organizers at NREL will use your email to stay in contact with you in advance of the workshop. Your email will be retained for 3 months after the workshop to enable follow-up communication, if required. See NREL's security and privacy policy.


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