Naim Darghouth

Naim Darghouth

Principal Scientific Engineering Associate
(510) 486-4570

Bio

Dr. Naïm Darghouth is a Principal Scientific and Engineering Associate in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Naïm conducts research on renewable energy policy and economics. Specifically, he examines the relationships between distributed energy markets, retail electricity rate design, and customer economics of renewables. Naïm leads the data analytics in the Tracking the Sun report series and associated work products, managing a 2.4 million PV system data set.

Naïm has been the senior economic expert on US national lab teams providing international institutional support on the financial impacts of distributed solar to governments, electricity utilities and regulators worldwide, having worked on projects in Ghana, Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India.

Having joined Berkeley Lab in 2009, Naïm has published over 60 journal articles, reports, conference papers, and briefings, including journal articles in Environmental Research Letters, Applied Energy, Energy Policy, and Renewable Energy. Naïm has a Ph.D. and MS from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.

Education

Energy and Resources, Ph.D., University of California, 2013
Energy and Resources, M.S., University of California, 2007
Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S., Cornell University, 2002

Awards

Spot: Naim Dargouth -  December 08th 2017

For his analysis of PV-adopter income trends.

Friend of the Program Award -  May 08th 2009

Presented to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in recognition of excellence and leadership in wind energy policy and market analysis, by The Wind Powering America Program at WINDPOWER 2009. At the time of the award, the renewables team included: Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, Andrew Mills, Ben Hoen, Naim Darghouth, Carla Peterman, and Anna Rosa.

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