Director of the Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

David Mooney is the Director of the Electricity, Resources, and Building Systems Integration Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  He oversees efforts to identify and address technical issues associated with the large-scale deployment and integration of renewable and efficiency technologies into the existing energy infrastructure. In this capacity, he leads 200 researchers conducting $100M in R&D annually.  Mooney is a 24-year veteran of the renewable energy industry.

From 2007 to 2008, he was assigned by NREL to support the DOE’s office of the Assistant Secretary for Efficiency and Renewables and conducted analysis of EERE’s technology portfolio to quantify energy, environmental, and economic benefits and served as technical counsel to the Deputy Assistant Secretaries.  Principal among his activities at DOE was the development of a technology-based analysis for quantifying greenhouse gas reduction potentials for the EERE technology portfolio, which were used in international climate negotiations.

During his tenure at NREL, Mooney has worked as a physicist researching photovoltaic materials, as a project manager, and as Assistant to the Director implementing laboratory strategy.

He was also the director of business development for a U.S. PV company where he was responsible for launching manufacturing and systems businesses, business planning, and raising investment capital.