The DOE Office of Solar Energy Technologies oversees the RTCs, providing strategic direction to ensure ongoing alignment with DOE goals and priorities. Management of the RTCs is shared jointly by Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with Sandia having technical oversight for four of the five sites and NREL overseeing one of the five.
The RTC Team overseeing the program includes the following individuals:
Dr. Stein is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia and the author of many papers related to the performance modeling of solar systems.
Dr. Burnham is a principal member of the technical staff at Sandia, interested in the impact of climate on PV performance and in the commercialization of prototype technologies. She is the lead for the Vermont and Nevada RTC sites.
Dr. King is a principal member of the technical staff at Sandia and leader of the lab’s PV performance work, He also oversees the baseline characterization studies that are integral to the RTC validation approach.
Mr. Riley is a senior member of the technical staff at Sandia with expertise in PV and CPV characterization and modeling.
Dr. Deline is the Colorado RTC Lead. He is an NREL engineer who specializes in the characterization, modeling and analysis of modules, especially under non-optimal (e.g., shaded) conditions.
Mr. Carmignani is a senior technologist at Sandia, with expertise in systems instrumentation, including design and calibration.
Project Manager for the RTC Program with over 20 years’ experience in Program/Project Management.