2015 Inverter Workshop

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Chair: Jack Flicker

In parallel with the module-focused PVQAT workshop, this workshop was devoted to presentations and discussions about inverters. This workshop represented a follow-on to the inverter workshops that Sandia National Laboratories has hosted in the past, but was collocated with the 2015 PVMRW Sessions to better facilitate conversations between module and inverter experts.


For a detailed schedule of the day's events, access the agenda.

Each session consisted of three 15-minute talks followed by a half-hour of open Q&A with the panel.

This event is part of the 2015 Photovoltaic Module Reliability Workshop, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.


The presentations listed are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. Discussion notes for the Utility-Scale Inverter session are also available.

Presentation of Survey Results — Jack Flicker

Utility-Scale Inverters—Greg Ball (Chair), DNV GL

Module Level Power Electronics—Jack Flicker (Chair), Sandia National Laboratories

Advanced Inverter Functionality—Faraz Ebneali (Chair), ReneSola

Failure Modes—Chris Deline (Chair), NREL

Accelerated Testing —Tim Peshek (Chair), Case Western Reserve University


The posters listed are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.

  • Arc Fault Photovoltaic Reliability and Plasma Physics of Failure Investigations—Kenneth Armijo, Jay Johnson, Benjamin Yang, Michael Hibbs and Richard Harrison
  • Sustainability through Product Quality and Compliance—Faraz Ebneali
  • A Seat at the "Big Table": Temporal Analytics of Inverter Performance—Timothy J. Peshek, Mohammad A. Hossain, Roger H. French