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The International Photovoltaic Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT) relies on the contributions of international leaders, task group leaders, advisory board members, and sponsors and supporting organizations.

Members of the media are encouraged to reach out to our media contact for more information about PVQAT activities.

International Contacts

World map highlighting the Americas, Australia, China, Japan, and Europe

Task Group Contacts

  • Guideline for manufacturing consistency — Task Group 1: N/A
  • Thermal and mechanical fatigue including vibration — Task Group 2: N/A
  • Humidity, temperature, and voltage — Task Group 3: Peter Hacke
  • Diodes, shading, and reverse bias — Task Group 4: N/A
  • Ultraviolet, temperature, and humidity — Task Group 5: David Miller
  • Communication of photovoltaic (PV) QA ratings to the community — Task Group 6: n/a
  • Snow and wind loading — Task Group 7: N/A
  • Thin-film PV — Task Group 8: Michael Kempe
  • Concentrator PV — Task Group 9: n/a
  • Junction box connectors — Task Group 10: Michael Kempe
  • PV Systems — Task Group 11: Peter Hacke
  • Soiling — Task Group 12: David Miller, Yuepeng Deng
  • Reliability of PV in India — Task Group 14: Narendra Shiradkar
  • Repair, Reuse, Recertification, and Recycling of PV — Task Group 15: Ashley Gaulding, Teresa Barnes, Taylor Curtis, and Garvin Heath

Media Contacts

Ingrid Repins
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Phone: (303) 384-7678
[email protected]

    Sponsors and Supporting Organizations


    Supporting Organizations

    Steering Committee

    • Xiaoda Chen (China General Certification Center)
    • Liang Ji (UL)
    • George Kelly (Sunset Technology)
    • Ingrid Repins (NREL)
    • Peter Seidel (First Solar)
    • Tadanori Tanahashi (AIST)