Center for Environmental Studies at Harvey Mudd College

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Mathematics/Engineering, 2005-06

Liaison(s): Douglas J. Arent ’82
Advisor(s): Patrick Little, Michael Raugh
Students(s): Robert Little (TL), Moana Evans, Kevin Lloyd, George Malikov, Gregor Passolt

This project focuses on the techniques for analysis of market growth, penetration, and forecasting applicable to renewable energy technologies. Mathematical models were adjusted to incorporate the effects of fiscal policies and were evaluated using available data. These modifications were made based on research and classification of current mathematical models used for predicting market penetration. Analyses were carried out to measure the accuracy and predictability of the modified models.