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PV Performance Modeling Collaborative

Sandia National Laboratories has formed the PV Performance Modeling Collaborative (PVPMC).  This effort is aimed at improving confidence in PV performance model predictions by bringing traceability and transparency to the modeling process and encouraging third party validation of existing algorithms.  Activities currently being pursued in this collaborative include:

  1. PVPMC Website: (
  2. Matlab™ PV Performance Modeling Toolbox (PV_LIB Toolbox can be downloaded on
  3. Periodic PV performance modeling workshops and events.

This paper describes the collaborative in more detail (Link)

Contributions are welcome from stakeholders in  PV or related industries.  Visit the website ( and Join the collaborative today!



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