Hosted by Sandia National Laboratories and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Inverter reliability drives project life cycle costs and plant performance. This workshop focused on current reliability issues and developed a draft roadmap to define the gaps and the path forward for inverter reliability. Topics of discussion included O&M and system impacts, component reliability, thermal management, module-scale conversion and developing standards for next generation technologies. Information was conveyed through case studies and breakout session ideation.
Please feel free to access the workshop’s agenda and associated proceedings via this web page. We encourage continued interaction on this important subject matter area and look forward to potentially convening similar workshops in the future.
- (2013). Inverter Reliability Roadmap Exercise. , SAND2013-4329C ( 180.53 kB)
- (2013). 2013 Inverter Reliability Workshop Breakout Session A: O&M Apsects/Systems Impacts. , SAND2013-4330C ( 156.61 kB)
- (2013). 2013 Inverter Reliability Workshop Breakout Session F: Performance/Reliability/Costs. , SAND2013-4332C ( 816.31 kB)
- Sigifredo Gonzalez (2013). Next Generation of PV Inverter Technologies. , SAND2013-3611C ( 695.23 kB)
- Kenneth M. Armijo (2013). Reliability Thermal Management. , SAND2013-3689C ( 3.27 MB)
- (2013). 2013 Inverter Reliability Workshop Survey Results. , SAND2013-4328C ( 417.77 kB)
- Michael Schenck (2013). A Systematic Inverter Reliability Perspective. , ( 3.04 MB)
- Janet Ma, PhD (2013). Component Reliability in Photovoltaic Inverter Design. , ( 1.32 MB)
- Tim Peshek (2013). Module level power electronics: taking commodity components and making them last. Reliability is linked with design, but is good design linked to reliability?. , ( 998.76 kB)
- Zhenxian Liang (2013). Cross-Industry Reliability: Automotive Power Module Perspective. , ( 4.36 MB)
- Greg Ball (2013). Update on IEC Inverter Standards Activity . , ( 241.42 kB)
- Bob Kaplar, Jack Flicker, Chris Deline (2013). 2013 Inverter Reliability Workshop Breakout Session B: Component Level Reliability Breakout Session D: Module-Scale Conversion. , SAND2013-4558C ( 152.8 kB)
- Rob Sorensen, Kenneth Armijo (2013). 2013 Inverter Reliability Workshop Breakout Session E: Thermal Management Reliability. , SAND2013-4559C ( 458 kB)