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Janine Freeman

Researcher IV-Software Engineering

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Janine Freeman is a member of the Distributed Systems and Storage Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Janine is a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She has been at NREL since early 2013, working primarily on engineering and software development for the System Advisor Model (SAM), where she now serves as the principal investigator for the project. Her expertise lies in photovoltaic and wind power modeling, as well as experimental design and testing of vertical axis wind turbines. She has additional experience in software development, wind and solar resource assessment, and mechanical engineering design. 


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Prior Work Experience

AWS Truepower, Albany NY, Solar Services Engineer (2011–2012)

Featured Publications

Freeman, Janine, David Freestate, William Hobbs, and Cameron Riley. 2016. Using Measured Plane-of-Array Data Directly in Photovoltaic Modeling: Methodology and Validation. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/CP-6A20-66465

Freeman, Janine, Jonathan Whitmore, Nate Blair, and Aron P. Dobos. 2014. Validation of Multiple Tools for Flat Plate Photovoltaic Modeling Against Measured Data. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. NREL/TP-6A20-61497.

Schnitzer, Marie, Peter Johnson, Christopher Thuman, and Janine Freeman. 2012. Solar Input Data for Photovoltaic Performance Modeling. IEEE PVSC 2012.

Freeman, Janine, and Michael Amitay. 2010. "Testing of a Combined Savonius-Darrieus Wind Turbine."Master’s Thesis for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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