Recent European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform Publication on Research Challenges in PV Reliability with a contribution from Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi at MCAST Energy

The European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform ( have just published a short report on research challenges in PV reliability.  The report focuses on two main questions of why and what we need as ongoing research.

Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi at MCAST Energy from the Institute of Engineering and Transport has long advocated for a holistic approach in the PV integration.  His contributions as one of the sixteen authors provided a harmonised approach through his hands-on and academic experience in the PV arena.

The international collaboration also includes world-leading authors from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Eurac Research, University of Ljubjana, EDF, TUV, ENEA, IMEX, TNO, SPV Market Research, Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, 3E, Baywa Italy, Joint Research Centre, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute and Austrian Institute of Technology.

The report is available on this link:

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) mobilises all stakeholders sharing a long-term European vision for PV, helping to ensure that Europe maintains and improves its industrial position, in order to achieve a leadership position within the global PV market.

Dr Inġ. Brian Azzopardi is the Coordinator of the European Commission H2020 TWINNING JUMP2Excel (Joint Universal activities for Mediterranean PV integration Excellence) project under grant 810809; H2020 TWINNING NEEMO (Networking for Excellence in Electric Mobility Operations) project under grant 857484.