Matthew Lave Ph.D.


Matthew Lave Ph.D.

Principal Member of Technical Staff

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Matthew Lave / 925-294-4676


Matthew Lave is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Group. His work includes monitoring, analysis, and modeling of solar photovoltaics (PV), electric vehicles (EVs), and other renewable energy systems for both performance assessment and grid integration studies. Matthew has authored many peer-reviewed journal articles on topics such as solar resource assessment, PV performance modeling, solar variability analysis, optimal tilt angles for PV modules, and the impact of solar variability to electric grid operations. Recent work has focused on energy resilience in island and remote communities under the DOE Energy Transitions Initiative (ETI) and on modeling the impacts of EVs on distribution system operations for the DOE Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO).


  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego
  • Bachelors of Art, Physics, Occidental College

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2020 2019