PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop

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Date(s) - Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
All Day

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa


The 2017 8th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop to be held May 9-10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa near Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories and CFV Solar Test Laboratory, this two-day workshop will feature presentations and technical discussions related to:

  • PV performance modeling methods, practices, and standards
  • Module and inverter performance characterization standards and practices
  • Solar resource data and uncertainty
  • Updates from PV performance modeling application developers (including a PVLIB session)
  • Advanced monitoring methods and strategies for efficient PV plant operations and maintenance
  • Challenges and progress towards modeling new PV technologies (e.g., bifacial modules, embedded power electronics, new module designs, and more…)


Conference Registration: $500

Networking Dinner: $100

Please note that PayPal is used to collect payment and you must have or create an account, but you do not need to pay via PayPal — you may use a credit card by simply selecting “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at checkout.


The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is a world-class destination located just north of Albuquerque, focused on the natural landscape and honoring the local Native culture of the region. The resort offers a spa, pools, golf, horse stables, bike riding/running/walking along it’s extensive trail system along the bosque and much more. Use this link to make your hotel reservation . Please note that the reserved, discounted block of rooms for the resort has now expired, so a room at the facility is no longer guaranteed, and will only be available at full price.

If you are unable to secure a reservation at the resort and would like recommendations for other hotels in Albuquerque at which you are welcome to use CFV Solar’s preferred rate, please contact Kathleen Connors at


Continental breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks for both days of the conference are included in your registration fee.

We will make every effort to honor dietary restrictions. Please note any special dietary needs (including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-/dairy-/nut-free, or any other restrictions) in the Comment box below. Requests can only be honored if received no later than one week before the conference start date.

We invite you to join your peers for an optional networking dinner on Tuesday evening as you watch the sun set against the Sandia Mountains. An additional fee of $100 per person is charged for this event. Your guests are welcome.


New Mexico’s main airport, Albuquerque International Sunport, is approximately 30 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Tamaya. The main airlines serving the airport are Southwest, American, Delta, and United.

The resort is located off I-25 at 1300 Tuyuna Trail, Bernalillo, NM. Bernalillo is just north of Albuquerque, and about 50 miles south of Santa Fe.

Ground Transportation

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya has an agreement with Carey Southwest Limousine for shuttle service between the airport and the resort at a rate of $46 one way. Please make your reservation in advance by calling (505) 766-5466.

Most major car rental companies provide service in the city, including Uber, Enterprise, Advantage, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Alamo, Dollar and many others. A taxi will cost approximately $80 one-way from the airport to the resort. Albuquerque is unfortunately under-served by public transportation, so we do recommend you plan to reserve a spot on a shuttle or rent a car for your visit.

The Resort offers complimentary self-parking. Valet parking is available at $18.00 per night.

Other Things to Do in the Area

Central New Mexico is known for its natural beauty and rich culture. If you run out of things to do at the resort, you may wish to extend your visit to take in some of the local sites. For example, you might explore the Albuquerque BioparkAlbuquerque Museum (art and history), Historic Nob Hill, Historic Old Town, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Open Space Visitor CenterPetroglyph  National MonumentSandia Mountain trails or 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 MonumentSalinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (pueblo ruins), Sky City Cultural Center (Acoma Pueblo), Tinkertown MuseumTurquoise Trail to Santa Fe or the Very Large Array.

The Hyatt Regency Tamaya offers shuttle service to the Rail Runner station, where you can take the train to arrive in Santa Fe in about an hour.

More Info

For logistics questions, contact Kathleen Connors, Sales & Administrative Manager, CFV Solar Test Laboratory,, (505) 998-0101.

For program questions, contact Joshua Stein, Sandia National Laboratories,


Bookings are closed for this event.

  • 9 May, 2017
  • Kathleen Connors

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