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General Information

The 2021 Photovoltaic Reliability Workshop (PVRW) will be held Tuesday, 23 February 2021 through Thursday, 25 February 2021, at the Sheraton Denver West Hotel in Lakewood, Colorado.

PVRW provides a unique opportunity to catch up on the current issues and outstanding questions in module and system reliability. Improvements in PV reliability reduce the cost of solar electricity and promote investor confidence in the technology—both critical goals for advancing PV technologies in the electricity marketplace.

This year’s workshop continues PVRW's tradition of engaged attendees. 

  • Attendance requires participation—either an oral or poster presentation—by each organization. Each presenting author may host one non-presenting guest. Non-presenting guests will be asked for their host’s name during the registration process. All presenters are expected to submit their presentation or poster for the workshop proceedings and sign an associated disclosure form.
  • Attendees often use the workshop to facilitate in-person meetings for various collaborative activities. In past years, these activities have included meetings of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group, specific PV standards projects, PVQAT task group meetings, DuraMAT projects, industry roundtables, and tours. If you would like to reserve a side room for a meeting at the PVRW, please contact pvrw@nrel.gov after completing the registration process.

For further information about the workshop, please contact pvrw@nrel.gov or Matthew.Muller@nrel.gov.  You may also wish to browse past proceedings here.