Scott Burger is an engineer, researcher, and consultant with expertise in the grid integration of distributed energy technologies, electric power system regulation, energy entrepreneurship, and solar project finance.
Scott holds a Masters in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a PhD candidate in Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is a MIT Energy Fellow. Scott’s academic research with the MIT Energy Initiative focuses on the optimal deployment, system impacts, and climate implications of distributed energy systems within the broader electric power system.
Outside of research, Scott is the Managing Director of the MIT Clean Energy Prize, the nation’s largest student energy entrepreneurship competition. Scott successfully led the CEP in fundraising over $450,000 for the 2014-2015 competition. In addition, Scott is a Fellow and a member of the Brain Trust with the PRIME Coalition, where he is developing a pipeline of potential resource innovation investments for PRIME's philanthropic and family office investment partners. Finally, Scott is a member of SolarCity’s Grid Engineering Solution’s team working on the optimal integration of distributed solar PV and energy storage systems.
Before coming to MIT, Scott was a Solar Analyst with GTM Research. Scott led GTM's global downstream demand practice, and led GTM's entry into the Middle Eastern and Japanese markets. Before GTM Research, Scott was the Director of Engineering for Circular Energy, a solar PV engineering, procurement and construction firm based out of Austin, TX. During his tenure at Circular, Scott oversaw the engineering department as the organization's revenue grew nearly 100%. Scott holds a B.S., cum laude, in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
You can find his full professional profile at www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-burger/12/aa4/170/en