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.
Click here to Register It is very important to book your rooms early before April 9th to get special rate.
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…)
If you are interested in presenting your work at this meeting, please send a brief abstract to Joshua Stein at email@example.com before March 4, 2017 to be considered. The technical program will be released shortly thereafter.
Early bird pricing for the conference and optional dinner are offered to those who register by April 10th. In addition to reduced pricing, early registrants will get first pick of rooms (see Lodging below).
Early Bird (through April 9th): Registration $400 / Networking Dinner $100
Regular (April 10th and after): Registration $500 / Networking Dinner $125
Please note that PayPal is used to collect payment, but you do not need to have or create a PayPal account to register — you may simply select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” at checkout.
The Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa is a world-class destination located just north Albuquerque, focused on the natural landscape and honoring the local Native culture of the region. Use this link to make your hotel reservation for the evenings of Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th at the special conference rate of $179 for single and double occupancy rooms, $204 for triple occupancy and $229 for quadruple occupancy. These negotiated rates are only good through the early bird period, so do make sure to make your reservation on or before April 9th to take advantage of the reduced hotel (and conference) registration rates.
When you register, use the “Additional Requests” box on the Personal Information page to specify any desired preferences for (1) one of their newly-renovated rooms (all bathrooms are renovated), and/or (2) courtyard vs. mesa vs. mountain view, and/or (3) king versus double beds. Note that there is limited availability for all room types, so register early to get your choices.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. The daily resort fee has been waived for our participants, which gives you free access to:
• 24 hour availability access to the well-equipped Stay Fit Fitness Center, yoga and aerobic room with video classes on demand
• Welcome signature cocktail
• Use of the putting green at Twin Warriors
• Spa Water stations and 2 bottles of water per day
• Resort recreation facilities and activities including:
- 3 swim pools, whirlpool, and a water slide. Towel Service provided.
- Separate adult/quiet pool (seasonal)
- Tennis and basketball courts, balls and racquets provided
- Horseshoe pits with horseshoes
- Complimentary bicycles, helmets & child trailers
- Nature/jogging trails with fitness stations
- Outdoor and Indoor Games
- Seasonal Cultural Events and Activities including:
-Traditional Pueblo bread baking
-Tribal dance performances
-Tribal flute performances
– Daily tours of the Santa Ana Cultural Museum
- Golf bag storage
- Local and 800 phone calls, faxes
- Daily newspapers available in the lobby
- Shuttle service to Twin Warriors Golf Club, Santa Ana Golf Club, Santa Ana Star Casino & Starlight Bowling Center (Service based on availability. Fees may apply for groups and requests for scheduled transfers.)
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 is charged (at a reduced rate for early bird registration). 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.
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 Biopark, Albuquerque Museum (art and history), Historic Nob Hill, Historic Old Town, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, Open Space Visitor Center, Petroglyph National Monument, Sandia 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 Monument, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument (pueblo ruins), Sky City Cultural Center (Acoma Pueblo), Tinkertown Museum, Turquoise 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.
For logistics questions, contact Kathleen Connors, Sales & Administrative Manager, CFV Solar Test Laboratory, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505) 998-0101.
For program questions, contact Joshua Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, email@example.com.