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Ted L. James

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Ted L. James is a member of the Technology Systems and Sustainability Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Energy Analyst and Team Lead
On staff since November 2008
Phone number: 303-384-7446
E-mail: ted.james@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Knowledge of clean energy technologies and policy
  • Environmental and regulatory strategy
  • International trade and governance experience

Primary research interests

  • Market impacts of energy and environmental policy
  • Linkages between climate change mitigation and competitiveness

Education and background training

  • MBA in corporate strategy and finance, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2014
  • BA (with honors) in environmental science, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004

Prior work experience

  • Senior Analyst, Sentech, Inc., led support for the Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Program, Washington, D.C.
  • International Trade Analyst, Fontheim International, LLC., Washington, D.C.
  • Princeton in Asia Fellow and Consultant, IUCN — The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Asia Regional Office in Bangkok, Thailand

Selected publications

James, T. (2014). Japan's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market: An Analysis of Residential System Prices (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 12 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-60419.

James, T.; Goodrich, A. (2013). Supply Chain and Blade Manufacturing Considerations in the Global Wind Industry (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 36 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-60063.

Goodrich, A. C.; Powell, D. M.; James, T. L.; Woodhouse, M.; Buonassisi, T. (2013). "Assessing the Drivers of Regional Trends in Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing." Energy and Environmental Science. Vol. 6(10), 1 October 2013; pp. 2811-2821; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-58652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3EE40701B

Goodrich, A.; Hacke, P.; Wang, Q.; Sopori, B.; Margolis, R.; James, T.L.; Woodhouse, M. (2013). "A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics road map: Utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 114, July, pp. 110–135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.01.030. Supplemental Information.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; Margolis, R.; James, T.L.; Lokanc, M.; Eggert, R. (2013). "Supply-Chain Dynamics of Tellurium, Indium, and Gallium Within the Context of PV Manufacturing Costs." IEEE Journal Of Photovoltaics, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 833-837. April.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Margolis, R.; Eggert, R.; Lokanc, M. (2012). Supply Chain Dynamics of Tellurium (Te), Indium (In), and Gallium (Ga) Within the Context of PV Module Manufacturing Costs (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 25 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-56883.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Margolis, R.; Eggert, R.; Albin, D. (2012). "Perspectives on the Pathways for Cadmium Telluride Module Manufacturers to Address Expected Increases in the Price of Tellurium." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2012. In Press.

Goodrich, A.; Hacke, P.; Wang, Q.; Sopori, B.; Margolis, R.; James, T.; Woodhouse, M. (2012) "A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics roadmap: utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2012. Accepted.

James, T.; Goodrich, A.; Woodhouse, M.; Margolis, R.; Ong, S. (2011). "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Residential Sector: An Analysis of Installed Rooftop System Prices." 50 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53103.

Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Woodhouse, M. (2012). "Residential, Commercial, and Utility-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices in the United States: Current Drivers and Cost-Reduction Opportunities." 64 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-53347.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Margolis, R.; Feldman, D.; Markel, T. (2012). "An Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are we Now and Where Might we be in the Near Future?" IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference 2011. Seattle, WA.

Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Woodhouse, M. (2011). Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis: U.S. Competitiveness in a Global Industry (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 45 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-53938.

Woodhouse, M.; Goodrich, A.; James, T.; Margolis, R.; Feldman, D.; Markel, T. (2011). Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are We Now and Where Might We Be in the Near Future? (Presentation). NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory). 28 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A20-52311.

Logan, J.; James, T. L. (2009). "Comparative Review of a Dozen National Energy Plans: Focus on Renewable and Efficient Energy." 49 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45046.

Logan, J.; Sullivan, P.; Short, W.; Bird, L.; James, T. L.; Shah, M. R. (2009). "Evaluating a Proposed 20% National Renewable Portfolio Standard." 35 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45161.

Bolinger, M.; Wiser, R.; Cory, K.; James, T. (2009). "PTC, ITC, or Cash Grant? An Analysis of the Choice Facing Renewable Power Projects in the United States." 21 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A2-45359; LBNL-1642E.

Full list of Ted L. James publications (NREL)

Personal interests/hobbies

Traveling, skiing, cycling, and reading