The PV Performance Modeling Collaborative (PVPMC) was founded by Sandia National Laboratories in 2010 to
improve the technical quality of PV performance modeling and analyses. The PVPMC has sponsored ten workshops and
is excited to announce that the 13th PVPMC Workshop will be in KunShan, Jiangsu, China and will be co-sponsored
by the Solar Energy Research Institute of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)，Fraunhofer ISE, and Sandia
This workshop will focus on high-quality academic keynote reports from industry leaders and technical updates
from researchers. The leading experts from domestic and abroad are invited to share results and data about PV
performance including solar resource assessments, PV cell, module, and plant performance modeling, new concepts
for improving PV performance, challenges and success stories of integration of PV into the grid and society.
The 11th PVPMC in China last year was a great success, and we believe that the gathering of well-known PV
experts from China and abroad can help bring more innovative thinking to the PV industry globally.
Following the workshop in KunShan, we are offering a guided technical tour of several PV factories and research
centers in and around Jiangsu. Visitors will be learning about PV cell and module manufacturing with technical
tutorials and factory visits. More details will be forthcoming.