Energy Loop blogs by Ria Langheim

Understanding supply-side factors in scaling up solar markets in the residential sector

In a study with colleagues from the University of Oxford and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) research analysts took a look at the market dynamics of third-party owned residential solar energy systems by investigating the effects of installer competition on prices.

Near real-time information adds value for program stakeholders
Co-authors: Laura Parsons and Carlos Hsu

As new technologies emerge in the clean energy sector, their ability to gain a sustained foothold depends on the decisions of many different market actors, who are greatly influenced by their access to timely, actionable information.

How do manufacturers, dealers and installers identify trends in demand or competitor activities?

Understanding homeowner perspectives

We're interested in better understanding the energy efficiency actions of homeowners who install rooftop solar electric systems and their perspectives on performing home energy upgrades. Insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades could help policymakers and regulators in designing future

About Ria Langheim

Research Analyst
Ria supports clean energy and transportation consulting services, policy initiatives, incentive programs and research collaborations with advanced analytical tools and services.