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Aron Dobos

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Aron Dobos is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Programming Engineer
On staff since August 2008
Phone number: 303-384-7422

Areas of expertise

  • Detailed modeling of PV, CSP, and solar water heating systems
  • Flat-plate PV and HCPV modeling and engineering
  • Systems simulation using TRNSYS and SAM
  • Economic analysis of renewable energy systems
  • Power system scheduling and economics

Primary research interests

  • System modeling tools, particularly the System Advisor Model (SAM)

Education and background training

  • M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Washington, 2007
  • B.S. in engineering, Swarthmore College, 2006 (Recipient of 2006 Swarthmore College McCabe Engineering Award)

Prior work experience

  • Maxim Integrated Products, High Frequency CAD Group. Hillsboro, OR. Intern.
  • Hyperlabs, Inc. Beaverton, OR. Consulting Engineer.
  • Intel Corporation, High Performance Compiler Group. Redmond, WA. Intern.

Other affiliations

  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi

Selected publications

Dobos, A. P.; Gilman, P.; Kasberg, M. (2012). P50/P90 Analysis for Solar Energy Systems Using the System Advisor Model: Preprint. 8 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-54488.

Blair, N.; Dobos, A.; Sather, N. (2012). Case Studies Comparing System Advisor Model (SAM) Results to Real Performance Data: Preprint. 8 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-54676.

Gilman, P.; Dobos, A. (2012). System Advisor Model, SAM 2011.12.2: General Description. NREL Technical Report, NREL/TP-6A20-53437, February.

Dobos, A. (2012). "An Improved Coefficient Calculator for the CEC 6 Parameter Photovoltaic Module Model." ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, SOL-11-1205.

Jorgenson, J.; Gilman, P.; Dobos, A. (2011). "Technical Manual for the SAM Biomass Power Generation Model." NREL Technical Report, NREL/TP-6A20-52688, OSTI ID 1026561, September.

Dobos, A.; Blair, N. (2011). "An Introduction to the System Advisor Model." Conference presentation at the Energy, Utilities, and Environment Conference (EUEC), Phoenix, AZ. February.

Full list of Aron Dobos publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Skier, swimmer, pianist, woodworker, and machinist.