Dr. Brian Raichle


  • Ph.D., Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1996

  • B.S., Physics, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, 1989

Research Interests: 

  • Grid Interactive Renewable Energy Systems

  • Photovoltaic Self-Consumption

  • Remote Monitoring

  • Diverse Applications of Instrumentation

Courses Taught: 

  • TEC 3610: Computer Applications for Renewable Energy System

  • TEC 3612: Instrumentation for Renewable Energy System

  • TEC 5270: Advanced Computer Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems

Recent Theses: 

  • Sprau, Z.  (2017) Self-Consumption PV System Effects on Residential Grid Imports and Exports

  • O’Brien, R. (2017) Identification of Optimal Sites for Maximum Productivity from Utility-Scale Hybrid PV/Wind Systems

  • Sjostrand, J. (2017) Empirical Analysis of Short-Term Variability from Utility-Scale Solar Farms in North Carolina

  • Franco, P. (2016) Optimization of Self-Consumption for a PV System with Battery Storage and Load Management

  • Edge, C. (2016) Efficacy of the Fenton Reaction for Degrading Allura Red Azo Dye: Applications for Use in Hair Salon Greywater Treatment Systems

  • Painting, B. (2016) Modeling Energy Savings of Glazed and Unglazed Collectors Used for Space Heating, Water Heating, and Space Cooling

  • Burkett, L. (2015) Reduction in Thermal Resistance of Residential Wall Assemblies Based on Size and Distribution of Voids in Three Types of Insulation

Title: Department Chair, Professor
Department: Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-3111

Office address
Katherine Harper Hall 20