Ben is a Principal Energy Policy Analyst at EQ Research. He specializes in distributed solar policies and trends, including net metering and rate design issues. He manages the RPS Navigator service and contributes to the Policy Vista Legislative, Regulatory, and General Rate Case services by monitoring and analyzing state and ISO/RTO clean energy activities.

Prior to joining EQ, Ben worked as a Policy Analyst at the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University, where he led The 50 States of Solar quarterly report series. He also provided outreach and technical assistance to local governments on reducing solar soft costs through the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership and contributed to the nationally recognized DSIRE project.

Selected Publications & Presentations


  • M.P.A., Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • M.S., Environmental Science, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • B.S., Psychology, Indiana University