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Ashwin Ramdas

Researcher II-Systems Engineering

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Ashwin Ramdas is part of the Distributed Systems and Storage group and works mainly with the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and Distributed Generation (dGen) team.

Research Interests

Ashwin studies the effects of policy, technology improvements, and price on the adoption of distributed energy systems. Ashwin also creates models to project solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs and conducts techno-economic analysis on the PV supply chain. Ashwin is interested in using computer programming to improve techno-economic models and to visualize data for reports.


B.S., Mechanical Engineering Honors, University of Texas at Austin

Prior Work Experience

Product Development Engineer, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Wauwatosa, WI (2015–2017)

Featured Work

Ashwin Ramdas, Kelsey Horowitz, Ben Sigrin. 2019. Quantifying the Relationship Between Higher Photovoltaic Module Efficiency and the Adoption of Distributed Solar, IEEE PVSC 46 (2019).

Ashwin Ramdas, Kevin McCabe, Paritosh Das, Benjamin Sigrin. 2019. California Time-of-Use (TOU) Transition: Effects on Distributed Wind and Solar Economic Potential. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-73147.

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