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Matt Chester
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia
  • Over 10 years of experience in the energy sector
  • Owner of Chester Energy and Policy


Matt Chester

Solar Subject Matter Expert


Matt is a subject matter expert on energy, utilities, and sustainable practices. He applies his engineering background to break down complex technical concepts so all audiences can understand and digest them. Matt has spent a decade as a consultant, advising the U.S. Department of Energy on energy efficiency projects, generation data surveys, and public-facing reports. More recently, Matt launched the Chester Energy and Policy blog to use research and data to answer pressing questions regarding energy and sustainability, in which authoritative answers were not yet available. 

Matt earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia and minored in both science and technology policy and civil engineering.

Articles Published:

2024 Residential Solar Market Outlook: Growing Consumer Interest Faces Off Against Efficiency Concerns And Misinformation.

research’s National Solar Energy Adoption And Savings Report For 2022