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Ran Fu

Researcher IV-Economic/Financial Analysis

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Ran Fu is a member of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center based in Washington, D.C.

Areas of Expertise

Technology, policy, and economic analysis for public- and private-sector R&D and investment decisions

Commercialization of innovations for cleantech startups and incubators

Cleantech manufacturing competitive analysis

Research Interests

Renewable energy system cost modeling for solar energy, wind power, and battery storage

Project-level and corporate-level cost of capital modeling

Regional and national policy impact visualization

U.S., China, and EU cleantech market analysis


M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, (2010)

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Tongji University (2008)

Prior Work Experience

Project Engineer, Array Technologies. Inc. (20102013)

Featured Publications

U.S. Solar Photovoltaic System Cost Benchmark: Q1 2016, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Economic Competitiveness of U.S. Utility-Scale Photovoltaics Systems in 2015: Regional Cost Modeling of Installed Cost ($/W) and LCOE ($/kWh), Conference Paper, IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (2015)

Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections, 2015 Edition, U.S. Department of Energy Presentation (2015)

U.S. Photovoltaic Prices and Cost Breakdowns: Q1 2015 Benchmarks for Residential, Commercial, and Utility-Scale Systems, NREL Technical Report (2015)

The capital intensity of photovoltaics manufacturing: barrier to scale and opportunity for innovation, Energy Environment Science (2015)

Economic Measurements of Polysilicon for the Photovoltaic Industry: Market Competition and Manufacturing Competitiveness, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2015)

U.S. Residential Photovoltaic (PV) System Prices, Q4 2013 Benchmarks: Cash Purchase, Fair Market Value, and Prepaid Lease Transaction Prices, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Photovoltaic System Pricing Trends: Historical, Recent, and Near-Term Projections, U.S. Department of Energy Presentation (2014)

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