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Alan C. Goodrich

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Alan C. Goodrich is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Analyst (Solar Manufacturing Costs)
On staff since July 2009
Phone number: 303-384-4347
E-mail: alan.goodrich@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Materials and manufacturing technology commercialization strategies
  • Manufacturing economics and technology strategy
  • Techno economic analysis in support of R&D portfolio management
  • Market analysis and forecasting

Primary research interests

  • Distributed solar energy technologies
  • Low cost manufacturing strategies
  • Commercialization and business development strategies
  • Renewable energy manufacturing costs: solar PV, wind, and battery components
  • U.S. manufacturing competitiveness

Education and background training

  • MBA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 2011
  • B.S. in industrial and management engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1999

Prior work experience

  • Principal, IBIS Associates, Inc., Waltham, MA (January 2000-July 2009)

Selected publications

Goodrich, A. C.; Powell, D. M.; James, T. L.; Woodhouse, M.; Buonassisi, T. (2013). "Assessing the Drivers of Regional Trends in Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing." Energy and Environmental Science. Vol. 6(10), 1 October 2013; pp. 2811-2821; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-58652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3EE40701B

Goodrich, A.; Hacke, P.; Wang, Q.; Sopori, B.; Margolis, R.; James, T.L.; Woodhouse, M. (2013). "A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics road map: Utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 114, July, pp. 110–135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.01.030. Supplemental Information.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; Margolis, R.; James, T.L.; Lokanc, M.; Eggert, R. (2013). "Supply-Chain Dynamics of Tellurium, Indium, and Gallium Within the Context of PV Manufacturing Costs." IEEE Journal Of Photovoltaics, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 833-837. April.

U.S. Department of Energy. (2012). SunShot Vision Study. DOE/GO-102012-3037. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Energy.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Margolis, R.; Eggert, R.; Albin, D. (2012). "Perspectives on the Pathways for Cadmium Telluride Module Manufacturers to Address Expected Increases in the Price of Tellurium." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2012. In Press.

Goodrich, A.; Hacke, P.; Wang, Q.; Sopori, B.; Margolis, R.; James, T.; Woodhouse, M. (2012) "A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics roadmap: utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2012. Accepted.

Goodrich, A.; Woodhouse, M.; Hacke, P. (2012). Value Proposition for High Lifetime (p-type) and Thin Silicon Materials in Solar PV Applications: Preprint. 6 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-6A20-55477.

Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Woodhouse, M. (2012). "Residential, Commercial, and Utility-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices in the United States: Current Drivers and Cost-Reduction Opportunities." 64 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53347.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Margolis, R.; Feldman, D.; Markel, T. (2012). "An Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are we Now and Where Might we be in the Near Future?" IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference 2011. Seattle, WA.

James, T.; Goodrich, A.; Woodhouse, M.; Margolis, R.; Ong, S. (2011). "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Residential Sector: An Analysis of Installed Rooftop System Prices." 50 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53103.

Full list of Alan C. Goodrich publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Running, sailing.