Brittany L. Smith is a member of the Washington D.C. Office in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Research Interests

Photovoltaic manufacturing processes and associated costs

Solar supply chains with a focus on energy and trade policy

PV device engineering, reliability, and sustainability


Ph.D., Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

B.A., Chemistry, University of Delaware

Featured Work

Expanding the Photovoltaic Supply Chain in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Module Manufacturing Costs and Sustainable Pricing: 1H 2018 Benchmark and Cost Reduction Road Map, NREL Technical Report (2019)

Expanding PV Value: Lessons Learned from Utility-led Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation in the United States, NREL Technical Report (2018)

A Techno-Economic Analysis and Cost Reduction Roadmap for III-V Solar Cells, NREL Technical Report (2018)

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Awards and Honors

Rochester Institute of Technology Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, 2019

NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship, 2015–2018