Sachu Constantine brings to his role as director of policy twenty years of experience managing and implementing complex clean energy projects and programs. Early work in community development and forestry as a Peace Corps volunteer highlighted the importance of an environmentally sustainable economy in the U.S. and abroad. As a policy professional, Constantine has strived to combine this perspective with a strong analytical and strategic approach to energy issues. From codes & standards analysis and project management to institutional capacity building and business development, Constantine has worked to align market forces with public policy goals and community values at the local, state and national level. Across a variety of institutions, he has developed a collaborative leadership style and strong networking and speaking skills.
Constantine is responsible for overseeing all areas of policy including: government and regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, strategic planning, program support and analysis as well as advice to the board of directors and senior management on local, state and regional policy.
Constantine joined CSE from SunPower Corporation, a multinational, vertically integrated solar PV manufacturer where he was responsible for strategic partnerships and public policy. Prior to SunPower, he spent three years with the California Public Utilities Commission as the lead analyst for the California Solar Initiative as well as other distributed generation issues.
As Director of Policy, Constantine is striving to make the broad experience and expertise of the CSE policy team an integral part of CSE’s strategic planning and project implementation. By fostering a collaborative work environment, he encourages each team member to reach their full potential and contribute accordingly. Maximizing the positive impact of the policy team on both internal and external policy issues is a key part of Constantine’s goal to help create a new clean energy economy that can address the issues of the next century.
Constantine has a B.A. degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a master's in public policy with a focus on energy from the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy.