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Kieran Coleman

Sr. Associate


Kieran is an Associate within RMI’s Electricity Practice. He currently works with RMI’s Shine community solar initiative, which is accelerating the deployment of community solar. Kieran supports community-led efforts to realize the lowest cost and highest value potential of community solar, specifically through optimal business models, ownership structures and project financing.


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.


  • Master of Arts, The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  • Bachelor of Arts, The Johns Hopkins University


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