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Billy J. Roberts

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Billy J. Roberts is a member of the Data Analysis and Visualization Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Scientist III - GIS
On staff since 2007
Phone number: 303-275-3824
E-mail: billy.roberts@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Spatial analysis and cartography

Primary research interests

  • Renewable energy and cartographic technique
  • Wildlife and energy technology interactions
  • Geothermal technology

Education and background training

  • M.S. Certificate in geographic information systems, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • B.S. in geographic information systems, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Prior work experience

  • GIS analyst, Texas Department of Transportation, Austin, TX
  • GIS analyst, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Austin, TX
  • GIS analyst, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, TX

Selected publications

Esposito, A.; Porro, C.; Augustine, C.; Roberts, B. J. (2012). Estimate of the Geothermal Energy Resource in the Major Sedimentary Basins in the United States (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 15 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-56444.

Newmark, R.; Macknick, J.; Heath, G.; Ong, S.; Denholm, P.; Marglis, R.; Roberts, B. J. (2012). Implications of Future Energy Choices in the Energy-Water-Land Nexus (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 19 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-54951.

Lopez, A.; Roberts, B. J.; Heimiller, D.; Blair, N.; Porro, G. (2012). U.S. Renewable Energy Technical Potentials: A GIS-Based Analysis. 40 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-51946.

Roberts, B. J. (2011). Potential for Photovoltaic Solar Installation in Non-Irrigated Corners of Center Pivot Irrigation Fields in the State of Colorado. 18 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-51330.

Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.; Ong, S.; Roberts, B. J. (2009). Breakeven Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities (Report Summary) (Presentation). 25 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A2-47248.

Denholm, P.; Margolis, R. M.; Ong, S.; Roberts, B. J. (2009). Break-Even Cost for Residential Photovoltaics in the United States: Key Drivers and Sensitivities. 33 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-46909.

Full list of Billy Roberts publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Reading non-fiction, writing, hunting, fishing, hiking, gardening, horseback riding, volunteering and taking an active role in the local organic Slow Food revolution