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Utility-Scale Fixed-Tilt PV vs. Single-Axis Tracker PV: Nems Projections to 2050
The main purpose of this National Energy Modeling System (NEMS) project was to investigate the cost and performance tradeoffs of utility-scale solar PV through modeling variations in fixed-tilt and single-axis tracker ...
Fraccidents: The Ostensible Link Between Oil and Gas Development and Car Accidents in Post-Shale Boom Texas Counties
New developments in the exploration of unconventional Oil and Gas (O&G) resources have become an energy industry trend. Nevertheless, there are underlying environmental and socio-economic impacts attributed to “fracking”, ...
Potential Marine Renewable Energy Research and Development Opportunities at Pacific Marine Energy Center
This capstone project is closely aligned with the professional goals of the author as an engineer within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Water Power Technology Office (WPTO). The WPTO has two primary branches, conventional ...
Weathering the Storm: The Durability of Energy and Environmental Policies in the Wake of 21st Century Corporate Malfeasance
The Trump Administration’s attempts to reverse a wide range federal policies direct attention to investigations of policy durability and policy change. The California electricity crisis, the Gulf oil spill, the Solyndra ...