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Travis Lowder

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

Energy Analyst
On staff since 2012
Phone number: 303-275-3182
E-mail: travis.lowder@nrel.gov

Areas of expertise

  • Renewable energy project finance
  • PV risk management
  • Renewable energy financial policy

Primary research interests

  • Solar securitization
  • Renewable energy capital market finance
  • Energy and human development

Education and background training

  • M.A. in international development, University of Denver, Denver, CO. 2012
  • B.A. in English literature, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. 2004

Selected publications

Lowder, Travis, Paul Schwabe, Ella Zhou, and Douglas J. Arent. 2015. Historical and Current U.S. Strategies for Boosting Distributed Generation. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64843.

Mendelsohn, Michael, Travis Lowder, Mary Rottman, Ronald Borod, Nathan Gabig, Stephen Henne, Conrad Caplin, and Quentin Notte. 2015. Solar Access to Public Capital (SAPC) Mock Securitization Project. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-64347.

Feldman, D. and T. Lowder. 2014. Banking on Solar: An Analysis of Banking Opportunities in the U.S. Distributed Photovoltaic Market. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-62605.

Lowder, T. and M. Mendelsohn. 2013. Potential of Securitization in Solar PV Finance. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-60230.

Lowder, T., M. Mendelsohn, B. Speer, and R. Hill. 2013. Continuing Developments in PV Risk Management: Strategies, Solutions, and Implications. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-57143.

Mendelsohn, M., T. Lowder, and B. Canavan. 2012. Utility-Scale Concentrating Solar Power and Photovoltaic Projects: A Technology and Market Overview. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NRELTP-6A20-51137.

Lowder, T., R. Hubbell, M. Mendelsohn, and K. Cory. 2012. Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI): Snapshot of Recent Geothermal Financing Terms, Fourth Quarter 2009 - Second Half 2011. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-54438.

Hubbell, R., T. Lowder, M. Mendelsohn, and K. Cory. 2012. Renewable Energy Finance Tracking Initiative (REFTI) Solar Trend Analysis. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53531.

Full list of Travis Lowder publications (NREL)