Dr. Narendra Shiradkar is a faculty member at Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay and leads the PV Reliability Group of National Center for Photovotlaic Research and Education (NCPRE). He is also the co-leader of the Task Group 4 of International PV Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT) working on bypass diodes and junction boxes. He has been actively involved in the international standards development bodies for designing standards for PV modules deployed in hot climates. Before joining IIT Bombay, he has worked at the PV Division of Jabil Circuit Inc, USA as Photovoltaic Research Engineer for about 3 years and he has a PhD in PV Reliability from Florida Solar Energy Center, USA. He is also a graduate of IIT Bombay with B. Tech in Electrical Engineering and M.Tech in Microelectronics.