2019 PV Systems Symposium

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Tuesday, May 14, 2019


2019 PV Systems Symposium
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
(505) 843-6300
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
United States

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The 2019 PV Systems Symposium will be held May 14-16, 2019 at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories, CFV Solar Test Laboratory, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), this three-day workshop will examine the technical challenges and opportunities related to PV Systems and their Grid Integration. 

There will be two tracks. PVPMC/Performance Modeling and Monitoring will be held all day Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, with a Wednesday afternoon small group discussion on PVLIB and other open source modeling projects. The Grid Integration events will be all day Tuesday through the end of the day on Thursday, with the option to register for only the speaker sessions Wednesday afternoon through Thursday, or the speaker sessions plus small group workshops all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

PVPMC/PV Performance Track  Grid Integration Track 

May 14   
 Morning  Breakfast                                                    Breakfast
 Session 1: Solar Resource Data and Modeling
 Session 2: PV Module Characterization
 Small Group Workshop: Grid Integration on DERMS, part 1 
 Afternoon   Lunch   Lunch
 Session 3: PV Performance Model Updates
 Session 4: PV Performance Standards and Studies
 Small Group Workshop: Grid Integration on DERMS, part 2                                                        
 Evening  Networking reception  Networking reception
May 15
 Morning  Breakfast  Breakfast
 Session 5: Bifacial PV Performance Modeling
 Session 6: PV System Monitoring
 Small Group Workshop: Energy Storage
 Afternoon  Lunch  Lunch
Small group discussion of PV LIB and other open source modeling projects and collaboration
 Session 1: Solar Supporting Resilience
 Session 2: Advanced Protection for DER
 Evening  Networking reception                                                        Networking reception
May 16
 Morning  --  Breakfast
 --  Session 3: Distributed Solar + Storage Valuation 
 Session 4: Cyber-Security
 Afternoon  --  Lunch
 --  Session 5: Grid-Forming Inverters
 Session 6: Microgrids                                                        

Click this link for the full agenda, and this link for the poster presentation schedule.


Tuesday - Thursday
 $500    Includes all speaker sessions and small group workshops/discussions, breakfast/lunches/snacks all three days and both evening receptions.
Tuesday - Wednesday
 $350    Includes speaker sessions and small group workshops/discussions, breakfast/lunch/snacks both days, and both evening receptions.
Wednesday - Thursday  $325 Includes speaker sessions and small group workshops/discussions, breakfast/lunch/snacks both days, and Wednesday evening reception only.

Please note that there will be a $3.95 + 0.95% transaction fee on all registrations. Registration is secured with your credit card payment.

For students: We are offering a 50% discount on the registration fee for students. 


The room block held at Hotel Albuquerque has now expired, and the hotel is quickly reaching capacity. Some suggested alternatives will be provided in your confirmation email. 


Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks for all three days of the conference are included in your registration fee. All meals will be buffet style and will include a variety of food choices to meet most dietary restrictions and preferences.

We are also hosting receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at no additional charge. 

Dinners are on your own, and there are many options within easy walking distance of the hotel.


New Mexico’s main airport, Albuquerque International Sunport, is approximately 15 minutes from the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The main airlines serving the airport are Southwest, American, Delta, and United.


Most major car rental companies provide service in the city, including Uber, Enterprise, Advantage, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Alamo, Dollar and many others. Albuquerque is unfortunately under-served by public transportation, so we do recommend you plan to take taxi or Uber, or reserve a spot on a shuttle or rent a car for your visit.

If you are driving from the airport, take I-25 North and I-40 West to Rio Grande Blvd, and head south. Hotel Albuquerque is on the east side of Rio Grande Blvd. There is ample, free parking at the hotel.


CFV Solar will offer tours of our lab on Monday, May 13 at 4:00 pm and Thursday, May 16 at 9:00 am. The tour will take approximately one hour. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the lab. You will have the option of requesting a spot on one of the tours in the registration form that follows. As space is limited, however, confirmation of your spot on the tour of your choice will come via a separate email from CFV Solar.


Central New Mexico is known for its natural beauty and rich culture. There are plenty of shops and restaurants to explore in the walkable Historic Old Town Plaza., as well as the Albuquerque Museum (art and history) and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. 

Within a short drive are Historic Nob Hill, Albuquerque Biopark, Open Space Visitor Center, Petroglyph National Monument, Sandia Mountain trails and Sandia Peak Tramway. 

There are also a large number of fun day trips, such as El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Hot Springs in T or C, Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (pueblo ruins), Sky City Cultural Center (Acoma Pueblo), Tinkertown Museum, Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe or the Very Large Array. You can also make your way to the downtown Rail Runner station where you can take the train to arrive in Santa Fe in about an hour.


For logistics questions, contact Kathleen Connors, Sales & Administrative Manager, CFV Solar Test Laboratory, kathleen.connors@cfvsolar.com, (505) 998-0100 ext. 701, www.cfvsolar.com.

For program questions, contact Joshua Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, jsstein@sandia.gov.


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