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Janine Freeman

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Janine Freeman is a member of the Systems Modeling team within the System Modeling & Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Janine is a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She has been at NREL since early 2013, working primarily on engineering and software development for the System Advisor Model, where she now serves as the principal investigator for the project. Her expertise lies in photovoltaic and wind power modeling, as well as experimental design and testing of vertical axis wind turbines. She has additional experience in software development, wind and solar resource assessment, and mechanical engineering design. Janine holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Phone number: 303-275-4694
E-mail: janine.freeman@nrel.gov

Education

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY, 2010
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy NY, 2009

Prior Work Experience

  • AWS Truepower, Albany NY, Solar Services Engineer (2011-2012)

Featured Publications

Janine Freeman, David Freestate, William Hobbs, Cameron Riley. 2016. Using Measured Plane-of-Array Data Directly in Photovoltaic Modeling: Methodology and Validation. NREL/CP-6A20-66465, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Janine Freeman, Jonathan Whitmore, Nate Blair, and Aron P. Dobos. 2014. Validation of Multiple Tools for Flat Plate Photovoltaic Modeling Against Measured Data. NREL/TP-6A20-61497, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.

Marie Schnitzer, Peter Johnson, Christopher Thuman, Janine Freeman. 2012. Solar Input Data for Photovoltaic Performance Modeling. IEEE PVSC 2012.

Janine Freeman, Michael Amitay. 2010. "Testing of a Combined Savonius-Darrieus Wind Turbine". Master’s Thesis for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Full list of Janine Freeman publications (NREL)