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Eric OShaughnessy

Researcher II-Market Research Analysis | 303-275-4904

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.

Research Interests

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

Other Affiliations

PhD Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Featured Publications

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.

Ardani, K., E. O’Shaughnessy, R. Fu, C. McClurg, J. Huneycutt, R. Margolis. 2016. Installed Costs Benchmarks and Deployment Barriers for Residential Solar Photovoltaics with Energy Storage. NREL/TP-7A40-67474 Golden, CO: NREL.

O’Shaughnessy, E., G. Nemet, N. Darghouth. 2016. Using the Spatial Distribution of Installers to Define Solar Photovoltaic Markets. NREL/TP-6A20-66773. Golden, CO: NREL.

O’Shaughnessy, E., J. Heeter, D. Keyser, P. Gagnon, A. Aznar. 2016. Estimating the National Carbon Abatement Potential of City Policies: A Data-Driven Approach. NREL/TP-6A20-67101. Golden, CO: NREL.

O’Shaughnessy, E., C. Liu, J. Heeter. 2016. Status and Trends in the U.S. Voluntary Green Power Market (2015 data). NREL/TP-6A20-67147. Golden, CO: NREL.

Full list of Eric O’Shaughnessy publications. (NREL)