Kevin Cellucci

Kevin Cellucci YSE '22
Yale school of the Environment, Master of Environmental Science, 2022

Kevin Cellucci is a first year in the Yale Masters of Environmental Science program ('22). His research focus while at Yale is to understand how financial tools and economic policy can provide people with access to affordable clean energy.

Prior to coming to Yale, Kevin was a credit analyst for S&P Global on the Latin American Sovereign and Multilateral Institutions team. He provided research insights into how the macro-economic, financial management, and policy decisions of governments in the LATAM region impacted their credit worthiness. Kevin also worked in the public infrastructure division of S&P Global analyzing the financial and operational management of public energy utilities. Within both of his roles at S&P, he specialized in green bond research and ESG ratings.

When Kevin is not researching renewable energy finance, he is most likely outdoors either hiking or exploring the city on his electric bike. He is also passionate about homebrewing, historical fiction novels, and podcasts.

Authored Articles
Solar panels being installed

This professional had to climb to get to this spot: community solar investors and innovators have to climb over hurdles, too. 

Community Solar's Bend Toward Energy Justice: Challenge Accepted

For those coming with fresh eyes to this series, please read the previous two articles about community solar. In the first article of the series, I explored the economic and energy equity opportunity of the community solar sector. The subsequent article investigated challenges within the market from a policy and...
An electron electoral map

This map, courtesy of marketer Solstice and adapted by Kevin Cellucci, shows how far community solar can grow.

Community Solar's Bend Toward Energy Justice, Episode Two: Utilities Push Back

Community solar developers have a compelling idea for how to extend renewable energy to people who can't install panels on their rooftops. They also face a series of questions. These include: how to coexist with utilities, and how to tie in to utilities' grids, and how to buy land, and...
The community-solar business model

This image from a community-solar vendor documents how individuals who normally can't access the solar market can build a revenue stream. 

How Strongly Can Community Solar Bend the Energy Market Toward Justice?

Community solar can provide more energy to more people - especially people currently shut out of the market for residential rooftop panels. Energy developers and marketplace makers have taken note of the potential for community solar programs to drive revenue- and the White House's promise to steer energy infrastructure toward...
How can you safeguard homes in the wild?

Construction near forests can't cohere with insurance premiums. (Courtesy Elmer Frederick Fischer/Corbis.)

Unsurance: California Homeowners and Utilities Face Off With Fire

Bring in the ethicists, actuaries and silviculturists to figure out how to insure homeowners who buy lots at the edge of wilderness that gets more combustible each year. Then, to really complicate things, reckon with the costs to insure utilities in the same territory. In California, nobody from the insurers...