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Janine Freeman

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Janine Freeman is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy System Modeling Engineer
On staff since March 2013
Phone number: 303-275-4694
E-mail: janine.freeman@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Solar instrumentation
  • PV energy production modeling
  • Solar resource estimates
  • Vertical axis wind turbine analysis/wind tunnel experimentation
  • PVsyst
  • CAD modeling
  • Campbell Scientific LoggerNet
  • Matlab

Primary research interests

  • Wind and solar power improvements

Education and background training

  • M.S. in mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY, 2010
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY, 2009

Prior work experience

  • AWS Truepower, Albany NY, Solar Services Engineer (2011-2012)

Other affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Epsilon Professional Engineering Sorority

Selected publications

Ryberg, David and Janine Freeman. 2015. Integration, Validation, and Application of a PV Snow Coverage Model in SAM. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64260.

Freeman, J., J. Jorgenson, P. Gilman, and T. Ferguson. 2014. Reference Manual for the System Advisor Model's Wind Power Performance Model. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60570

Freeman, J., J. Whitmore, N. Blair, and A.P. Dobos. 2014. Validation of Multiple Tools for Flat Plate Photovoltaic Modeling Against Measured Data. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61497.

Schnitzer et al. 2012. "Solar Input Data for Photovoltaic Performance Modeling."

Freeman et al. 2010. "Testing of a Combined Savonius-Darrieus Wind Turbine." Master's thesis.

Full list of Janine Freeman publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Travel, rock climbing, music, languages, biking