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Michael Mendelsohn

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Michael Mendelsohn is a member of the Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Senior Financial Analyst
On staff since February 2009
Phone number: 303-384-7363

Areas of expertise

  • Renewable energy financing
  • Loan Guarantee program
  • Treasury Grant program
  • Utility-scale solar development
  • Electric vehicle deployment and cost-effectiveness

Primary research interests

  • Improving government incentives to stimulate RE development
  • Costs and benefits of wide-scale EV deployment
  • Comparison of international incentives
  • Distributed storage

Education and background training

  • M.S. in energy management and policy, U. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
  • B.A. in computer science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, 1987
  • Certificate in finance, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, 2000

Prior work experience

  • Senior Energy Analyst, Western Resource Advocates, Boulder, CO
  • Senior Consultant, Levitan & Associates, Inc., Boston, MA
  • Economist III, MA Department of Public Utilities, Boston, MA

Selected publications

Mendelsohn, M.; Urdanick, M.; Joshi, J. (2015). Credit Enhancements and Capital Markets to Fund Solar Deployment: Leveraging Public Funds to Open Private Sector Investment. 32 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-62618.

Neubauer, J.; Ahmad, P.; Brooker, A.; Wood, E.; Smith, K.; Johnson, C.; Mendelsohn, M. (2012). Applying the Battery Ownership Model in Pursuit of Optimal Battery Use Strategies (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 22 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-5400-54424.

Mendelsohn, M.; Lowder, T.; Canavan, B. (2012). Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaic Projects: A Technology and Market Overview. 65 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-51137.

Schwabe, P.; Mendelsohn, M.; Mormann, F.; Arent, D. J. (2012). Mobilizing Public Markets to Finance Renewable Energy Projects: Insights from Expert Stakeholders. 17 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-55021.

Mendelsohn, M.; Harper, J. (2012). Section 1603 Treasury Grant Expiration: Industry Insight on Financing and Market Implications. 41 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53720.

Mendelsohn, M.; Kreycik, C.; Bird, L.; Schwabe, P.; Cory, K. (2012). Impact of Financial Structure on the Cost of Solar Energy. 40 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53086.

Full list of Michael Mendelsohn publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Cycling, hiking, rock climbing