Joachim Seel

Joachim Seel

Electricity Markets and Policy Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R4000
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-4126N
(510) 486-5087

Joachim (Jo) Seel is a Ph.D. student at UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, where his research focuses on electricity market design and on the integration of high shares of intermittent and distributed renewable generation into the electricity grid. He is a Graduate Student Researcher at the Electricity Markets and Policy Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, analyzing the development of wind and solar photovoltaic markets. Of special interest to him are international comparative studies and the deduction of best practices, such as in his study explaining PV pricing trends in both the United States and Germany. He presented in front of the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission.

His past work experience includes stations at the European Parliament in Belgium, the American Wind Energy Association in Washington, D.C. and the Commission for Renewable Energy Development at the Chinese Energy Ministry in Beijing. He has consulted a number of private and public sector clients on energy economics, renewable energy technologies and energy policy including a major American utility, a multinational electrical device manufacturer, solar thermal project developers and enterprises in the biogas sector.

Joachim Seel holds a MS of Energy and Resources and a Master in Public Policy from UC Berkeley. A native of Hamburg, Jo came to the Bay Area from the international Jacobs University in Germany, where he studied environmental policies and international relations.

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.




Seel, Joachim, Galen L. Barbose, and Ryan H. Wiser. "An Analysis of Residential PV System Price Differences Between the United States and Germany." In American Solar Energy Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, 2013.


Wiser, Ryan H., and Mark Bolinger. 2010 Wind Technologies Market Report. Berkeley: LBNL, 2011. Download: Report PDF (1.81 MB); Presentation PDF (1.55 MB); Data File XLS (118 KB)

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