Dr Chiara Candelise is a Researcher at GREEN and ICEPT (Imperial Centre for Energy Policy and Technology). She is an experienced Energy Economist and policy specialist. Interested in cross-disciplinary research in the field and with a forward-looking interest in sustainability transitions and large-scale changes in socio-economic and technical systems. Her research interests include: energy economics and policy; techno-economic analysis of energy technologies; distributed generation and grid integration; energy access and rural electrification; sustainable energy system transitions; community energy and crowdfunding. Leading expert on techno-economic, market and policy analysis of solar technologies, and on crowdfunding as innovative alternative finance in the energy sector. She has a strong track record in delivering high impact publications and research output and contributions to the energy policy debate. She has contributed to and successfully won several research projects in the field, including: UK Research Council (EPSRC) funded projects, EU H2020 projects and Marie Curie Fellowship. In her background work experience as an economist at both private and public institutions, including the UK Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Nation Development Programme. She holds a PhD in Energy Economics from Imperial College London (UK), an MSc in Economics, University College London (UK) and a BA in Economics from Bocconi University.