Eric O'Shaughnessy is a member of the Markets & Policy Analysis Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.
Areas of Expertise
Eric’s work focuses on economic analysis of residential solar PV markets. Eric leads the lab’s solar data partnerships program. Eric’s current research uses solar quote data to analyze installer bidding behavior to determine the effects of competition in residential solar markets. Eric is also looking at how innovative technologies in energy storage and customer load control affect the economics of residential solar. Eric also leads the lab’s green power market research.
Economic analysis, econometrics, distributed solar PV
Master of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 2015
B.A. Environmental Economics and Policy, Michigan State University, 2008
Prior Work Experience
U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Paraguay, 2011–2013
Analyst, ICF International, 2008–2011
PhD Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison
O’Shaughnessy, E., D. Cutler, K. Ardani, R. Margolis. 2018. Solar plus: Optimization of distributed solar PV through battery storage and dispatchable load in residential buildings. Applied Energy 213:11-21.
O’Shaughnessy, E., G. Nemet, N. Darghouth. 2018. The geography of solar energy in the United States: Market definition, industry structure, and choice in solar PV adoption. Energy Research and Social Science 38:1-8.
O’Shaughnessy, E. 2018. The Evolving Market Structure of the U.S. Residential Solar PV Installation Industry, 2000-2016. NREL/TP-6A20-70545. Golden, CO: NREL.
O’Shaughnessy, E., R. Margolis. 2017. The Value of Transparency in Distributed Solar PV Markets. NREL/TP-6A20-70095. Golden, CO: NREL.
O’Shaughnessy, E., R. Margolis. 2017. Using Residential Solar PV Quote Data to Analyze the Relationship between Installer Pricing and Firm Size. NREL/TP-6A20-68010. Golden, CO: NREL.
Nemet, G., E. O’Shaughnessy, R. Wiser, N. Darghouth, G. Barbose, K. Gillingham, V. Rai. 2017. Characteristics of Low-Priced Solar Photovoltaic Systems in the United States. Applied Energy 187:501-513.
Full list of Eric O’Shaughnessy publications. (NREL)