Richard Perez

Conducts research on solar and renewable energy

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Richard Perez

Senior Research Associate
University at Albany
Department: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

Solar and renewable energy; environment; economics

Campus phone: (518) 437-8751
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Richard Perez has been associate editor of Solar Energy Journal since 1995 and has published more than 120 articles and reports on solar radiation, renewable energy applications, and day lighting. He built and lives in a passive solar photovoltaic home, and in 2000 received a U.S. patent for "Load Controller and Method to Enhance Effective Capacity of Photovoltaic Power Supply."

Perez earned a doctorate in atmospheric science from UAlbany in 1983 and a diploma of advanced studies in external geophysics from the University of Paris in 1978.