Becky Gallagher

Senior Project Development Analyst at SunPower Corporation
MBA, Yale School of Management, 2016 Master of Environmental Science, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2016

Becky Gallagher is a Senior Project Development Analyst at SunPower Corporation. She is a 2017 graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Her primary interests relate to distributed generation, energy finance, and environmental entrepreneurship. She spent the summer of 2015 at Genability, a solar startup that is working to reduce the soft cost of commercial and residential solar. The next summer, she worked at Pacific Gas & Electric on retail pricing strategy. At Yale, Becky helped lead the Energy Club. She also worked on a project about local governance of hydraulic fracturing at the Center for Environmental Law and Policy. Before coming to Yale, Becky worked for three years in conservation finance for the Trust for Public Land. A New Jersey native, Becky attended Tufts University and completed bachelor's degrees in Environmental Studies and International Relations.

Authored Articles

Mexico City Solar Conference Offers More Questions than Answers

Greentech Media’s first international Solar Summit, held on Jan. 27-28 in Mexico City, left more questions than answers about the future of solar in Mexico. Speakers said that the solar markets are in flux at all levels of development. The country is far from reaching a steady state. Developers who are willing to take risks could enjoy huge payoffs but must first face significant regulatory uncertainty.

Massachusetts Debates Net Metering

A joint committee of Massachusetts senators and representatives is approaching a decision on the future of solar power. The decision will determine how to modify net metering, an incentive policy that is critical to most solar projects' financial viability. Meanwhile, utilities are unable to plan for their systems and developers have been forced to ice projects at all stages.