Naim Darghouth

Naim Darghouth

Energy/Environmental Policy Research Scientist/Engineer


Dr. Naïm Darghouth is a Research Scientist in the Electricity Markets and Policy Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is currently on assignment for 2022-2023 in Tunisia working as a strategic advisor to USAID and energy stakeholders on programmatic planning, project design, analytical tasks, and other tasks on energy related issues. He is also serving as a liason for the US DOE National Laboratories to assist in the development of analytical and institutional support tasks to be led by National Lab researchers.

Naïm conducts research on renewable energy policy and economics. Specifically, he examines the relationships between distributed energy markets, retail electricity rate design, and customer economics of renewables, amongst a wide range of topics.

Naïm has been the senior economic expert on US national lab teams providing international institutional support on the financial impacts of distributed solar to governments, electricity utilities and regulators worldwide, having worked on projects in Ghana, Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and India.

Having joined Berkeley Lab in 2009, Naïm has published over 70 journal articles, reports, conference papers, and briefings, including journal articles in Environmental Research Letters, Applied Energy, Energy Policy, and Renewable Energy. Naïm has a Ph.D. and MS from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley, a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.


Energy and Resources, Ph.D., University of California, 2013
Energy and Resources, M.S., University of California, 2007
Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S., Cornell University, 2002


Spot: Naim Dargouth -  December 08th 2017

For his analysis of PV-adopter income trends.

Friend of the Program Award -  May 08th 2009

Presented to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in recognition of excellence and leadership in wind energy policy and market analysis, by The Wind Powering America Program at WINDPOWER 2009. At the time of the award, the renewables team included: Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, Galen Barbose, Andrew Mills, Ben Hoen, Naim Darghouth, Carla Peterman, and Anna Rosa.