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Kelsey A. W. Horowitz

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Kelsey A. W. Horowitz is a member of the Techno Economic Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Solar Manufacturing Costs and Competitiveness Analyst
On staff since May 2014
Phone number: 303-275-4347

Areas of expertise

  • Techno-economic analysis
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Solar PV engineering and fundamentals
  • International issues in manufacturing

Primary research interests

  • Technologies, processes, business approaches, and policies to drive clean energy technology cost reductions
  • Global dynamics around manufacturing and adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • Transferring innovative technologies to market

Education and background training

  • M.S. in electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, 2014
  • B.S./M.S. in electrical engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, 2011

Selected publications

Horowitz, Kelsey A.W., Ran Fu, and Michael Woodhouse. "An analysis of glass–glass CIGS manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 154 (September 2016): 1–10. doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2016.04.029

Jones-Albertus, Rebecca, David Feldman, Ran Fu, Kelsey Horowitz, and Michael Woodhouse. 2016. "Technology advances needed for photovoltaics to achieve widespread grid price parity." Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. doi:10.1002/pip.2755

Horowitz, Kelsey A.W. and Michael Woodhouse. "Cost and potential of monolithic CIGS photovoltaic modules." Presented at 2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), New Orleans, LA, June 2015. NREL/CP-6A20-64360

Horowitz, Kelsey A.W., M. Woodhouse, H. Lee, and G.P. Smestad. "A bottom-up cost analysis of a high concentration PV module." Presented at 11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-11, Aix-les-Bains, France, April 2015. AIP Conf. Proc. 1679 (100001). doi:10.1063/1.4931548

Powell, D.M., R. Fu, K. Horowitz, P.A. Basore, M. Woodhouse, and T. Buonassisi. 2015. "The capital intensity of photovoltaics manufacturing: barrier to scale and opportunity for innovation." Energy Environment Science, published online September 2015. doi:10.1039/C5EE01509J

Philipps, S.P., A.W. Bett, K. Horowitz, and S. Kurtz. 2015. Current Status of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Technology. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-63196.

Horowitz, K., M. Woodhouse, H. Lee, and G. Smestad. 2015. A Bottom-Up Cost Analysis of a High Concentration PV Module (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-63947.

Full list of Kelsey Horowitz publications (NREL)