Kevin Anderson joined NREL’s photovoltaics (PV) field performance and reliability team in 2019 and studies utility-scale PV system performance and reliability. His current research interests include scalable open-source software for analyzing operational data sets to quantify system underperformance mechanisms; open-source PV modeling software; single-axis tracking algorithms and performance optimization; and evaluating how system performance modeling needs to adapt to keep pace with evolving plant design. Prior to joining NREL, he was a performance engineer at Cypress Creek Renewables focused on PV system operational performance evaluation and optimization.