Dr. Mario Ragwitz, Dipl.-Physiker
Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Deputy Head of Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets, Coordinator of Business Unit Renewable Energies
Ragwitz is a physicist who has professional experience in the area of modeling complex
dynamic systems, data analysis, wind energy use and solid-state physics. He studied
physics at the universities of Düsseldorf, Waterloo (Canada) and Heidelberg and
completed his doctorate in theoretical physics (Dr. rer. nat.) at the
University of Wuppertal (2001). He worked as a researcher at the Max Planck
Institute for Physics of Complex Systems (1998-2000) and as a visiting
researcher at the University of Texas at Austin (2000) and the Lawrence
Laboratory (2007 and 2011).
scientific work includes problems of innovation research, policy analysis and financing
of renewable energies, the derivation of R&D strategies and strategies for
the market launch of renewable energy technologies and the modeling of energy
systems with renewable energy carriers. His duties included in particular the
derivation of EU objectives for renewable energies for the year 2020 and the
evaluation of EU guide lines for renewable energies and the German Renewable
In addition to the German federal government he advises the European Commission, the German Bundestag, the European Parliament, the World Bank, other national governments and companies.
Lecturer in Renewable Energies (University of Freiburg)
- EMPLOY-RES: Effects of renewable energy sources on employment and growth in Europe
- FORRES 2020: Analysis of the renewable energy sources’ evolution up to 2020
- OPTRES: Assessment and optimisation of renewable support schemes in the European electricity market
- PowerACE: Effects of the CO₂ emission trading and of the enhanced use of renewable energy sources on the liberalised electricity market
- Green-X: Deriving optimal promotion strategies to increase the share of RES-E in a dynamic European electricity market
- RES2020: Economic Analysis of reaching the target of 20% renewable energy sources by 2020
- GREMP: Global Renewable Energy Markets and Policies.
- Assessment of the Worldbank portfolio for solar thermal power
- ESTIR Scientific and technological indicators and references
M. Ragwitz, A. Held, G. Resch, T. Faber, R. Haas, C. Huber, R. Coeanraads, M. Voogt, G. Reece, P.E: Morthorst, S.G. Jensen, I. Konstantinaviciute, B. Heyder (2007): Assessment and Optimisation of renewable energy support schemes in the European electricity market, Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8167.
M. Ragwitz, J. Schleich, C. Huber, G. Resch, T. Faber, M. Voogt, H. Cleijne, P. Bodo (2005): Analysis of the renewable energy's evolution up to 2020, FORRES 2020, Fraunhofer IRB Verlag, ISBN 3-8167-6893-8.
M. Ragwitz; M. Durstewitz; and C. Hendriks (Editors)Energy Scientific & Technological Indicators and References. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the EC, 2005, Document EUR 21611.
Guest Editor of scientific journal
M. Ragwitz, and C. Huber: Status Quo and the Future of Renewable Energies in Europe. Special Issue: Energy & Environment Vol. 17, Number 6, 2006.
Peer reviewed journal articles
F. Sensfuß, M. Ragwitz and M. Genoese: The Merit-order effect: A detailed analysis of the price effect of renewable electricity generation on spot market prices in Germany. Energy Policy (2008) – article in press.
F. Sensfuß, M. Genoese , M. Ragwitz and D. Möst: Agent-based simulation of electricity markets – A literature review. Energy Studies Review 15 , 2 (2008) – article in press .
H. Doukas, G. A. Papadopoulou, J. Psarras, M. Ragwitz and B. Schlomann: Sustainable reference methodology for energy end-use efficiency data in the EU. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2008) – article in press.
M. Ragwitz, C. Huber and G. Resch: Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources: Effects on Innovation. International Journal of Public Policy 2 , 1/2, 32-56, (2007).
K. D. Patlitzianas, H. Doukas, A. G. Kagiannas and J. Psarras, H. Doukas; W. Mannsbart, K.D. Patlitzianas, J. Psarras; M. Ragwitz; B. Schlomann: A Methodology for Validating the Renewable Energy Data in EU. Renewable Energy 33 , 5, 966-973, (2006).
Kranzl, Lukas; Stadler, Michael; Huber, Claus; Haas, Reinhard; Ragwitz, Mario; Brakhage, Anselm; Gula, Adam; Figorski, Arkadiusz: Deriving Efficient Policy Portfolios Promoting Sustainable Energy Systems – Case Studies Applying Invert Simulation Tool. Renewable Energy 31 , 15, 2393-2410, (2006).
A. Held, M. Ragwitz and R. Haas: On the Success of Policy Strategies for the Promotion of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources in the EU. Energy & Environment 17 , 6, 849-868, (2006).
M. Ragwitz and A. Miola: Evidence from RD&D Spending for Renewable Energy Sources in the EU. Renewable Energy 30 , 11, 1635-1647, (2005).
H. Kantz, D. Holstein, M. Ragwitz and N. K. Vitanov: Markov chain model for turbulent wind speed data. Physica A 342 315 (2004).
H. Kantz and M. Ragwitz: Phase space reconstruction and nonlinear predictions for stationary and nonstationary Markovian processes. Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos 14 , 1935 (2004).
E. Ferreti Manfra, M. Ragwitz and H. Kantz: Measuring the Evolution Distance of Genotype Distributions of a Species. Complexity 8 , 51-56 (2003).
W. Just, H. Kantz, M. Ragwitz and F. Schmüser: Nonequilibrium physics meets time series analysis: measuring probability currents from data series. Europhys. Lett. 62 28-34 (2003).
M. Ragwitz, C. N. Baroud, B. B. Plapp and H. L. Swinney: Nonlinear determinism in time series measurements of 2-dimensional turbulence. Physica D 162 , 244-255 (2002).
M. Ragwitz and H. Kantz: Markov models from data by simple nonlinear time series predictors in delay embedding spaces. Physical Review E 65 , 056201 (2002).
M. Ragwitz and H. Kantz: Indispensable finite time corrections for Fokker-Planck equations from time series data. Physical Review Letters 87 , 254501 (2001).
M. Ragwitz and H. Kantz: Detecting nonlinear structure and predicting turbulent gusts in surface wind velocities. Europhysics Letters 51 , 595-601 (2000).
M. Ragwitz and F. Wegner: Flow equations for electron-phonon interactions: phonon damping. European Physical Journal B 8 , 9-17 (1999).