The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has issued a request for information (RFI) to gather feedback on the cost and value of acquiring, accessing, and sharing solar photovoltaic (PV) system performance data.

Easy access to high-quality information about the real-world performance of solar PV systems and their components would be highly beneficial for the PV research and development community. However, this type of data has typically been limited or difficult to obtain. To overcome this challenge and increase access to high-quality, comprehensive PV system performance data, SETO is soliciting information and opinions from stakeholders to understand their needs regarding use, collection, and sharing of this data.

SETO requests feedback from all interested stakeholders in industry, academia, government, research laboratories, and more, including data owners, data users, and system owners, operators, and developers.

The goal of this RFI is to inform SETO activities relevant to PV system performance and related data to accelerate research, development, and deployment of solar energy.


Additional Information

The deadline to submit your response to this RFI was November 18, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.

You must email your response to as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment. Responses must be no more than 4 pages in length with 12-point font and 1-inch margins. Attachments larger than 25 MB should be compressed, or zipped, to ensure message delivery. Only electronic responses will be accepted.

Please identify your answers by responding to a specific question or topic if applicable. Respondents may answer as many or as few questions as they wish.

Respondents are requested to provide the following information at the start of their response:

  • Company / institution name;
  • Company / institution contact;
  • Contact's address, phone number, and e-mail address.

EERE Exchange Link: Download the RFI to learn more.

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