James Elsworth

Researcher III-Mechanical Engineering


James Elsworth is a postgraduate researcher working on evaluating emerging energy efficiency building technologies, building energy modeling, and tribal and international renewable energy systems. He has past experience in installing PV systems, wind farm optimization, geothermal energy, product design, and renewable energy business and policy.

Research Interests

Renewable energy for remote or developing locations

Solar PV + storage

Green building technologies and passive energy-saving methods

Renewable energy policy

Energy resilience

Promoting less carbon-intensive lifestyles

Answering the big questions in energy transition

Human-centered product design


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Brown University