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Ben Sigrin

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Ben Sigrin is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Systems Modeling Engineer
On staff since May 2013
Phone number: 303-275-3244

Areas of expertise

  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Risk and uncertainty modeling
  • Distributed photovoltaics and consumer decision-making

Primary research interests

  • Consumer decision-making in the adoption of novel technologies
  • Capacity expansion modeling of the electric sector

Education and background training

  • M.S./M.P.Aff in energy and earth resources/public affairs, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2010–2013
  • B.A. in physics, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, 2002–2006

Prior work experience

  • Research Assistant, University of Texas - Energy Systems Transformation Group, Austin, TX
  • Graduate Intern, U.S. DOE (EERE), Washington, D.C. (2011)
  • Volunteer, Peace Corps, Namibia (2006–2009)

Other affiliations

  • Member, U.S. Association of Energy Economics

Selected publications

Sigrin, B.; Sullivan, P.; Ibanez, E.; Margolis, R. (2014). Representation of Solar Capacity Value in the ReEDS Capacity Expansion Model. 25 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-61182. March.

Sigrin, B.; Cranston, D.; Rai, V.; and Blackburn, G. (2013). Effects of PV technology adoption on electricity consumption behavior of households. (Working Paper).

Rai, V. and Sigrin, B. (2013). "Diffusion of environmentally-friendly energy technologies: buy versus lease differences in residential PV markets." Environ. Res. Lett. Vol. 8(1) 014022. March. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014022

Full list of Ben Sigrin publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Skiing, hiking, acoustic guitar