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Assistant Professor Mariya Trifonova



Main research interests


  • Renewable Energy Sources- system and market integration, regulations and normative frameworks, evaluation and design of support schemes, business models for technology development
  • European regulatory frameworks, EU energy and climate policies, decarbonization efforts
  • Energy transitions- analytical frameworks and modelling tools
  • Institutional economics, institutional analysis


Contribution to projects


  • Coordination and supervision of the Bulgarian participation in the EU-funded projects PV Grid and NanoPhoSolar
  • Contribution to the international research project MEDEAS under the umbrella of SHAPE ENERGY and financed by H2020
  • Contribution to ongoing research projects of the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) from 2016 to 2017




  • TRIFONOVA, M. (2017). Development of the Renewable Energy Sector in Europe, in: Wolfgang Breh & Heike Kull (eds.) Ideen und Innovationen für die Energie von morgen: Wissenschaftliche Beiträge des KIT zu den Jahrestagungen 2014, 2016 und 2017 des KIT-Zentrums Energie. KIT Scientific Publishing, P. 123 avilable at link,
  • TRIFONOVA, M. (2019). The Concept of the Institutions in the Energy Transition Research, in: Young Researchers. Conference Proceedings 2018 (Volume 1). St. Kliment Ohridski University Press, Sofia
  • TRIFONOVA, M. (2019). Renewable Energy Sector Development in Bulgaria- an Institutional Analysis, in Annual P in Chovanov, G. et al. (eds.) Annual of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Volume 18, Sofia. ISSN 1311-8420





Teaching lectures for graduates:


  • Renewable sources of energy and bio fuels (MA program, lecture)
  • Sustainable governance of energy systems (MA program, lecture)
  • Infrastructure and Network Industries Economics (MA program, assisting)
  • Management in Energy & Utilities (MA program, lecture, assisting)
  • Environmental Economics (Bsc program, lecture, in English)
  • Money, banking and financial markets (Bsc. programs, tutorial)
  • Einführung in die BWL (Bsc program, lecture, in German)


For more information (CV): https://europa.eu/!QP79Nf

email:mgtrifonova@feb.uni-sofia.bg (responding to emails in Bulgarian, English, German)

ResearchGate: Mariya Trifonova

Consultation Hours: Thursday, 14.00-16.00, room 111 as well as by arrangement