While RPV researchers did not identify any vulnerability to extreme event risks that was severe enough to halt development of solar energy technologies, they did find significant value in exploring options for making photovoltaic cells more heat-resilient and improving the design of cooling systems for concentrating solar power .
(The image shows the world's first commercial concentrating solar power tower operating near Seville, in Andalusia, Spain).
 Patt A, Pfenninger S, Lilliestam, J. (2013). Vulnerability of solar energy infrastructure and output to climate change. Climatic Change 121, pp. 93-102.
Last edited: 22 May 2014
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313