Photovoltaic Collaborative to Advance Multi-climate Performance and Energy Research (PV CAMPER)
PV CAMPER creates a global technical platform that enables pioneering photovoltaic research, validates the performance of emerging technologies in specific climates and helps accelerate the world’s transition to a solar-intensive economy.
Each member institution of the Photovoltaic Collaborative to Advance Multi-Climate Performance Energy Research (PV CAMPER) operates one or more field laboratories and is actively engaged in PV performance and reliability research. To facilitate collaboration and ensure data quality across all sites, PV CAMPER representatives have agreed to deploy similar instrumentation, methods of data collection, and O&M protocols. The result is a global network of outdoor laboratories that can be leveraged for research investigations ranging from experimentation to simulation and validation studies.