I study solar power. I conduct field tests of grid-tied photovoltaic systems. I measure the degradation rates, yields, efficiencies, intermittancy, and deratings for several commercially available PV systems. I collaborate with TEP, AZRISE, NREL, among others, towards the goal of incorporating large amounts of solar power in our national and local electricity generation portfolio. The grand challenges in this direction can be listed with the acronym C-R-E-S-T for cost, reliability, efficiency, storage, and transmission.
PhD, Physics, The University of Washington, 1999