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David Mooney — Executive Director, Institutional Planning, Integration and Development

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Dave Mooney oversees NREL's strategic planning and investment portfolio, communications and public outreach, proposal development, and reporting and requirements management functions.

Mooney has been a leader at NREL for 20 years, having served in roles ranging from researcher to project leader to center director, most recently as director of NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC). Mooney also has served as laboratory program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office. He was engaged in NREL's early efforts to establish an energy systems integration research portfolio, which included securing the approval of the Energy Systems Integration Facility and leading the group responsible for its design and construction. His primary research interests include renewable and efficiency systems integration; energy infrastructure challenges; and the intersection of energy markets, policies, and new technologies. In addition to his experience at NREL, Mooney has spent a decade in the private sector in technology startups and photovoltaic manufacturing companies.

He has a bachelor's degree in engineering physics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.