nicholas gilroy

Nicholas Gilroy

Group Manager II-Software Development


Nick Gilroy is the group manager of the Innovative Data Energy Applications group within the Strategic Energy Analysis Center. He is a product and engineering leader with a passion for building and helping people build impactful applications at the convergence of space and place. Outside of work, Nick enjoys bike-packing, taking photos, or co-hosting a podcast about bikes. 

Areas of Expertise

Software engineering

Interactive web applications

Data visualization

User experience research

Product management

Geospatial analysis


M.S., Geographic Information Science, University of Denver

B.S., Geography, Salem State University

Professional Experience

Group Manager, NREL  (2022–present)

Product Manager, NREL (2018–2022)

Geospatial Data Scientist, NREL (2016–2018)

Geospatial Data Scientist Intern, NREL (2016–2016)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Denver (2015–2016)

Featured Work

State and Local Planning for Energy

RE Data Explorer

Marine Energy Atlas

Customer Damage Function Calculator

National Solar Radiation Database 

Lithium Story Map

Tribal Energy Atlas 

LA100 Website and Data Viewer

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