Mr. Matthew Muller
NREL, Golden, USA
Matthew Muller received his Masters of Science in mechanical engineering in 2006 from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He has worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory within the PV/CPV Reliability, Performance, and Evaluation group since 2008. The focus of his work has covered topics such as CPV module and system performance, thermal modeling, spectral performance modeling, methods for on-sun CPV cell temperature evaluation, solar trackers, and IEC standards development. Matthew serves as technical expert within IEC working group 7, where he has lead the effort to publish a technical specification, TC 62727, and a design qualification standard, IEC 62817, both covering solar trackers. He is currently working closely with the subgroup developing IEC 62670-3, covering CPV performance measurements and power rating procedures. Matthew manages a CPV performance and energy rating test platform at NREL and has had the opportunity to test both production and prototype CPV modules from the majority of CPV manufactures that have been in existence since 2008. Currently he is working at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany as part of a one year research fellowship exchange program established between Fraunhofer ISE and NREL.