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.