Kieran Coleman is a senior associate at RMI, and currently works as Project Lead in support of the CEO. He has supported RMI’s Electricity Practice in areas of community-scale solar (.5 – 5MW) market development, finance and business models.
Kieran Coleman is a senior associate at RMI, and currently works as Project Lead in support of the CEO. He has supported RMI’s Electricity Practice in areas of community-scale solar (.5 – 5MW) market development, finance and business models. His previous work with the Shine Program has focused on developing business models, ownership and financing structures to enable and scale innovative value propositions in the community-scale solar market. He has also supported RMI’s work in India, where he helped to facilitate the design and development of a $40 million catalytic facility funded with concessional capital, with the goal of leveraging $1 billion in private capital to help achieve the Indian government’s goal of 40GW rooftop solar by 2022.
Kieran joined RMI in July 2015. Previously, he worked for a pre-seed stage start-up company based in Colombia, which sought to combine atmospheric analytics, grid analytics and portfolio finance methods to identify optimally sited portfolios of small- and medium-scale distributed generation renewables projects. Previously, he consulted for the World Bank and Rockefeller Foundation on rural electrification efforts in India, specifically around transparent market-making policy and regulation to enable the entrepreneurial energy services economy to meet existing social and economic need for relatively cheap, clean electricity through microgrids and DG renewables. Kieran’s prior experience includes researching East Asian political economy with the Center on Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), international economic forecasting with the PNC Financial Services Group’s Economics Group, and a year-long position offering program support and analysis for the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Iraq Political-Military Affairs.