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David Mooney

Center Director II-Technical

David.Mooney@nrel.gov | 303-384-6782

David Mooney is the center director of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Center Director
On staff since August 2002
Phone number: 303-384-6782
E-mail: David.Mooney@nrel.gov

Analysis expertise

  • Strategic planning
  • Broad knowledge base in technologies and markets for energy technologies and their integration into the current energy infrastructure
  • Technical and operational knowledge of the photovoltaics technologies and industry
  • Design and cost analysis of concentrating solar power system configurations and integration into the electricity grid

Primary research interests

  • Renewable and efficiency systems integration, energy infrastructure challenges, and utility industries
  • Building efficiency technologies, market penetration, and commensurate impact on the energy infrastructure and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Energy and climate policy analysis
  • The formulation and management of energy technology research and analysis

Education and background training

  • Ph.D in physics, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1990 (Sigma Pi Sigma - Physics Honor Society)
  • B.S. in engineering physics, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 1985

Prior work experience

  • Director of Solar Business Development, Spire Corporation, Boston, MA (1997–2001)
  • Vice President, Administration and Corporate Secretary, Superconducting Core Technologies, Denver CO (19951997)
  • Assistant to the Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO (19911995)

Selected publications

Mooney, David. "Reimagining What's Possible for Clean Energy." Adjacent Government. Online article. (August 2015). NREL/JA-6A20-64800.

Kroposki, B., D. Mooney, T. Markel, and B. Lundstrom. "Energy Systems Integration Facilities at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory." Paper presented at the 2012 IEEE Energytech, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2012. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). NREL/CP-5500-54165. doi:10.1109/EnergyTech.2012.6304689

Mooney, D., B. Kroposki, and W. Kramer. "Renewable and Efficiency Systems Integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory." Paper presented at the 2011 IEEE PES (Power and Energy Society) General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future, Detroit, Michigan, July 2011. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). NREL/CP-5500-53565. doi:10.1109/pes.2011.6039573

Mooney, D., and B. Kroposki. "Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Paper presented at the 2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES 09), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 2009. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). NREL/CP-550-47061. doi:10.1109/pes.2009.5275358

Mooney, D., M. Mehos, N. Blair, C. Christensen, S. Janzou, and P. Gilman. "Solar Advisor Model (SAM) Overview." Paper presented at the 16th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Modules: Materials and Processes: Extended Abstracts, and Papers, Denver, Colorado, August 2006. NREL/CP-520-40429.

Full list of David Mooney publications (NREL)