CSP: Perspectives and Opportunities Webinar

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Speaker Biography

Craig S. Turchi—Senior Engineer II

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Craig originally joined NREL in 1990 working in the Solar Industrial Program on the detoxification of hazardous waste with solar ultraviolet light. He returned to NREL in 2008 afterspending 10 years as a principal investigator and program leader with ADA Technologies, a technology development company in Littleton, CO. While at ADA, Craig served as a principal investigator for projects with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Defense, DOE, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), as well as several private companies. As part of NREL's CSP team, Craig is assisting with system analysis and the development and assessment of heat-transfer fluids and thermal-storage concepts. Craig isthe task leader for the CSP Program's Market Transformation activities, which includes technology-enabling issues such as solar resource assessment, cost estimation, land use, and grid integration/transmission.


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