This Solar United white paper describes the value of a quality infrastructure (QI) system, comprising the total institutional network and legal framework that formulates and implements standards, testing, certification, metrology and accreditation. A comprehensive QI reduces costs throughout the PV life cycle, with examples provided. The impacts of IoT, AI/machine learning, and simulation modeling are discussed. This paper is relevant for those utilizing PV technology.

Key words: artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, energy management, research & development

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