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Michael Woodhouse

Researcher IV-Economic/Financial Analysis

Michael.Woodhouse@nrel.gov |

Michael Woodhouse is a member of the Techno Economic Analysis Group n the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Fundamental science of photovoltaics (PV) and solar hydrogen technologies
Economics of PV - From manufacturing to levelized cost of energy (LCOE)

Research Interests

Manufacturing costs, systems-level installation costs and LCOE estimates for PV technologies
Capital costs and LCOE estimates for other power generating technologies, including other renewables and also the traditional sources
Serve as Associate Editor for The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, for publications within the topical areas of International Energy Economics and Policy.

Education

Ph.D. in physical chemistry and materials science, Colorado State University with NREL collaboration, 2007
B.A. in secondary education, physics and chemistry, University of Wyoming, 1998

Prior Work Experience

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NREL. Focused on the construction of solar cells using novel organic-based materials. (20082010)
Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University. Focused on discovery and optimization of new materials for solar hydrogen production. (20022007)
High school teacher, physics and chemistry. (19982002)

Featured Publications

Fu, R., T.L. James, M. Woodhouse. "Economic Measurements of Polysilicon for the Photovoltaic Industry: Market Competition and Manufacturing CompetitivenessPDF." IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 5, no. 2 (March 2015): 515-24. NREL/JA-6A20-61384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2014.2388076. 2156-3381 © 2014 IEEE. Personal use is permitted, but republication/redistribution requires IEEE permission.

Goodrich, A.C., D.M. Powell, T.L. James, M. Woodhouse, and T. Buonassisi. 2013. "Assessing the Drivers of Regional Trends in Solar Photovoltaic Manufacturing." Energy and Environmental Science 6, no. 10 (October 2013): 2811-21. NREL/JA-6A20-58652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3EE40701B.

Goodrich, A., P. Hacke, Q. Wang, B. Sopori, R. Margolis, T.L. James, and Woodhouse, M. " A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics road map: Utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 114 (July 2013): 110–35. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2013.01.030. Supplemental InformationMicrosoft Excel.

Woodhouse, M., A. Goodrich, R. Margolis, T.L. James, M. Lokanc, and R. Eggert. " Supply-Chain Dynamics of Tellurium, Indium, and Gallium Within the Context of PV Manufacturing Costs." IEEE Journal Of Photovoltaics 3, no. 2 (April 2013): 833-37.

Woodhouse, M., A. Goodrich, T. James, R. Margolis, R. Eggert, R., and D. Albin. "Perspectives on the Pathways for Cadmium Telluride Module Manufacturers to Address Expected Increases in the Price of Tellurium." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2012). In Press.

Goodrich, A., P. Hacke, Q. Wang, B. Sopori, R. Margolis, T. James, and M. Woodhouse. "A wafer-based monocrystalline silicon photovoltaics roadmap: utilizing known technology improvement opportunities for further reductions in manufacturing costs." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (2012). Accepted.

Goodrich, A., M. Woodhouse, and P. Hacke. 2012. Value Proposition for High Lifetime (p-type) and Thin Silicon Materials in Solar PV Applications: PreprintPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A20-55477.

Goodrich, A., T. James, and M. Woodhouse. 2012. Residential, Commercial, and Utility-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices in the United States: Current Drivers and Cost-Reduction OpportunitiesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53347.

James, T., A. Goodrich, M. Woodhouse, R. Margolis, and S. Ong. 2011. Building-Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) in the Residential Sector: An Analysis of Installed Rooftop System PricesPDF. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-53103.

Woodhouse, M., A. Goodrich, T. James, R. Margolis, D. Feldman, T. Markel. "An Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are we Now and Where Might we be in the Near Future?" Paper presented at IEEE Photovoltaics Specialist Conference, Seattle, WA, 2011.

Goodrich, A., T. James, and M. Woodhouse. 2011. Solar PV Manufacturing Cost Analysis: U.S. Competitiveness in a Global IndustryPDF (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-53938.

Woodhouse, M., A. Goodrich, T. James, R. Margolis, D. Feldman, and T. Markel. 2011. Economic Analysis of Photovoltaics versus Traditional Energy Sources: Where are We Now and Where Might We Be in the Near Future?PDF (Presentation). Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/PR-6A20-52311.

Full list of Michael Woodhouse publications (NREL).