ASU Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory

Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory (ASU-PRL) at the Arizona State University is a premier self-sustaining institution researching on predicting the lifetime of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for various climatic conditions by applying statistical tools to field and accelerated stress testing data.

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