Dave Mooney

David Mooney

1988 …2015

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Personal Profile

Dave Mooney oversees NREL's strategic planning and investment portfolio, university partnerships, and performance assurance. Mooney has been a leader at NREL for nearly 25 years, having served in roles ranging from researcher to project leader to center director. He is responsible for the development of NREL's strategy and measuring its progress as well as assessing the tools used in its implementation and managing organizational change. He also manages the laboratory's collaborations with universities.

Research Interests

Renewable and efficiency systems integration

Energy infrastructure challenges

The intersection of energy markets, policies, and new technologies

Professional Experience

Prior to his current role, Mooney was director of NREL's Strategic Energy Analysis Center and laboratory program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office. He was engaged in NREL's early efforts to establish an energy systems integration research portfolio, which included securing the approval of the Energy Systems Integration Facility and leading the group responsible for its design and construction. In addition to his experience at NREL, Mooney has spent a decade in the private sector in technology startups and photovoltaic manufacturing companies.

Education/Academic Qualification

PhD, Physics , University of Arkansas

Bachelor, Engineering Physics, University of Tennessee


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