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Alicen Kandt

Senior Engineer - Water-Energy Nexus

Alicen.Kandt@nrel.gov | 303-384-7518

Alicen Kandt has been an engineer at NREL since 2003, providing assistance to state, local, Federal, and international stakeholders in assessing the technical and economic potential of renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency opportunities as well as providing technical support of projects. Alicen has a wide range of project experiences, including leading new technology demonstrations, serving as the lab lead for NREL’s work with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service, and providing training in how to identify renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency opportunities. 

Research Interests

The Water-Energy Nexus, particularly the quantification of the energy uses of water infrastructure

Glint/glare impacts associated with photovoltaic systems

Identification, testing, and application of non-traditional auditing techniques

Education

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder

B.S., Mathematics, University of Puget Sound

Featured Publications

Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, and Renewable Energy Site Assessment: Seneca Rocks Discovery Center, Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, and Renewable Energy Site Assessment: Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, Juneau, Alaska, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Mitigating the Impacts of Glint and Glare, Military Journal (2015)

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