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Grant Buster

Data Engineer


Grant Buster is a member of the Advanced Data Analytics & Tools Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. His work focuses on creating, managing, and distributing NREL’s state-of-the art renewable energy resource data. Grant is the software development lead for the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) and the Renewable Energy Potential Model (reV).

Research Interests

Renewable energy resource data
Data-driven software development
High-performance computing
Solar data and radiation transport
Spatiotemporal data analysis
Machine learning
Nuclear power systems


M.S., Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
B.S., Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Professional Experience

Nuclear Risk Analyst, NuScale Power, 2015 – 2018