Kelly Knutsen serves as the Senior Policy Advisor for the California Solar and Storage Association (CALSSA), working on solar deployment policies on the state and local level. Previously, Kelly served as a lead advisor and project manager at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and the Solar Program. He also served as energy and environment advisor for Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Senator Mark Udall (D-CO). Kelly developed state and local policy experience with Utah Clean Energy and renewable energy technical expertise as a postdoc at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley.