Funding Opportunity: SuNLaMP
SunShot Subprogram: Photovoltaics
Location: Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Amount Awarded: $600,000

This project will improve the forecasting of lifetime PV system performance as well as operations and maintenance costs by incorporating the Photovoltaic Reliability and Performance Model (PV-RPM) developed by Sandia into the widely-used Solar Advisor Model (SAM) software platform.


Researchers will validate and integrate PV-RPM algorithms into SAM as a separate reliability module.


The addition of the PV Reliability and Performance Model to the widely-used and trusted SAM software platform will allow system designers to more accurately predict the financial aspects of their projects.