The aim of PEARL PV is to improve the energy performance and reliability of photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems in Europe leading to lower costs of electricity produced by PV systems by a higher energy yield, a longer life time eventually beyond the guaranteed 20 years as specified by manufacturers, and a reduction in the perceived risk in investments in PV projects. The PEARL PV project aims at the formation of an inclusive network of PV system researchers from various countries, data resources that will be analyzed by researchers and experts that can include more-nuanced evidence-based reliability in PV system evaluation methods and simulation and design tools.

Becquerel Institute ensures the coordination between the industry and the project partners for a smooth data collection and dissemination. PEARL PV is a COST ACTION project started in October 2017.