Core Group Meeting at University of Stuttgart.

Pearl PV’s Core Group met in Stuttgart on 17 May 2018, in order to discuss the Action’s progress in relation to the working groups and the forthcoming events in the Fall in Cyprus.

Markus Schubert, from University of Stuttgart, hosted the meeting and organized a very interesting lab tour of IPV and the excursion to ZSW.


PEARL PV’s participation in scientific events

Our Action’s MC Members have actively participated in various events organized during the first Grant Period. Dr. Angele Reinders, the Action’s Chairwoman, participated in February in the #SEPV Meeting in Barcelona, where she presented Pearl PV’s first poster! Dr. Marios Theristis attended the 2018 NREL Workshop on the topic of PV Reliability, which took place in Denver of the United States between 27 February and 1 March 2018, where he presented a fact Poster of the Action showing its 4-year plan and working group 5 PV in Grids.

Meetings of PEARL PV in January 2018

The Management Committee of the newly approved COST Action “PEARL PV” (Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data) has recently met in Brussels for the second time, in order to discuss the action’s progress and the next steps with regard to the short-term scientific missions, the work plan of the various working groups and other important matters. In addition, a Valorisation Panel Meeting was organised with an aim to discuss the industry’s expectations and obtain feedback directly from stakeholders.

Prior to the MC meeting and the Valorisation Panel Meeting both held on the 23rd of January 2018, parallel workshops were successfully organised on the 22nd of January 2018, during which work group leaders and participants discussed the work plan and tasks of the working groups and defined the key research topics. A plenary meeting also took place where the findings from the parallel workshops were presented.

Pearl PV like every Cost Action is a bottom-up science and technology network, open to researchers and stakeholders with a duration of four years. In the framework of this Action, a range of networking tools will be actively utilised, such as workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs), and dissemination activities. Following the Action’s approval, the first MC meeting was successfully held in Brussels on the 5th October 2017.

See here for more details about this COST Action CA16235.

Welcome to the website of COST Action CA16235 also called ‘PEARL PV’

At present this website is under construction for which reason some parts of the website have not been filled out yet. The site should be fully operational before 31st of December 2017. For now please check out the description of this project here.
If you would like to receive more information, then please contact the Action Chair dr. Angele Reinders at or the Action Vice Chair dr. David Moser at