Director, Strategic Energy Analysis, NREL
David Mooney is a 24-year
veteran of the renewable energy industry. He is currently the Center Director
of the Strategic Energy Analysis Center at the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. Analysis at NREL aims to increase understanding
of the current and future interactions and roles of energy policies, markets,
resources, technologies, environmental impacts, and infrastructure. NREL
analysis, data, and tools inform decisions as energy-efficient and renewable
energy technologies advance from concept to commercial application.
Prior to his current role, Dave was the Laboratory Program Manager for
Solar Technologies, where he was responsible for managing and coordinating
NREL’s $70M solar R&D portfolio. While at NREL, Dave also led efforts to
identify and address technical issues associated with the large-scale
deployment and integration of renewable and efficiency technologies into the
existing energy infrastructure. In this role, he led 180 researchers conducting
$100M in R&D annually. In this capacity, Dave testified as an expert
witness before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Energy and
From 2007 to 2008 he was
assigned by NREL to support the DOE’s office of the Assistant Secretary for
Efficiency and Renewables. On the assignment he conducted analysis of EERE’s
technology portfolio to quantify energy, environmental, and economic benefits
and served as technical counsel to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries. Principal
among his activities at DOE was the development of a technology-based analysis
for quantifying greenhouse gas reduction potentials for the EERE technology
portfolio, which were used in international climate negotiations. During his tenure
at NREL Dave has worked as a physicist researching photovoltaic materials, as a
project manager, and as Assistant to the Director implementing laboratory
strategy. Dave has also worked as the director of business development for a
U.S. PV company where he was responsible for launching manufacturing and
systems businesses, business planning, and raising investment capital.
Dr. Mooney holds a Ph.D. in
condensed matter physics from the University of Arkansas and a B.S. in
engineering physics from the University of Tennessee.
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