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Your Dedicated Commercial Solar Team Has Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

We believe in giving back control to business owners by helping them save real money and mitigate the impact of climate change. 

Joe Rice

VP of Operations

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Ryan Farrell

Director of Business Ops, Co-Founder

Mark Manthy

Commercial Business Development

Eric Mitchell

Eric Mitchell

Systems Administrator

Shane Williams

Commercial Business Developement

Steve Stahl

Director of Commercial Operations

Wayne Hopkins

Commercial Construction Manager

Mike Rose

Commercial Site Coordinator

Marykate Brown

Marykate Brown

Commercial Project Coordinator

Ben Lessig

Commercial Surveyor & Engineer

Joe Merritt

Energy Services Electrical Manager

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Eric Corsi

Head of Project Development & Management

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Kenton Clausen

Commercial Construction Manager

Santo Alimo

Quality Control & Safety Manager

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Get started on your solar journey with expert guidance and efficient installation from Lumina Solar. Contact us today to see the difference solar can make for your business. 

Kenton Clausen

Commercial Construction Manager

Kenton is a dedicated, hardworking solar professional. He brings over five years of solar experience to Lumina. Kenton has worked on both the residential and commercial sides of the solar industry, bringing a wide range of knowledge to the team.

 

As Lumina’s Commercial Construction Manager, he strives to improve production, organization, management, and quality to the team. Prior to this role, Kenton accrued years of management experience working for a commercial solar installation company. While in this position, Kenton supervised numerous megawatt systems for some of the largest companies on the East coast.

 

Kenton has obtained his ACI certification and is PV certified. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. When possible, Kenton takes his family down to the beach, spending time in the sun or on the board walk and enjoying pizza from Nicolas.

Eric Corsi

Project Development Manager

Eric is a solar & storage project executive with more than 12+ years’ experience directing development, contract negotiations, engineering and construction activities on a broad range of renewable energy solutions totaling over 100MW throughout the United States.

 

Over his tenure he has gained vast familiarity with the PJM, ISO-NE, NYISO and California ISO markets which has led to successful delivery of several very complex projects. Mr. Corsi is very fluent in the PV solar ecosystem and possesses a wealth of valuable experience and knowledge accumulated over a successful career.

 

As Lumina’s Head of Project Development and Management, he leads the C&I team by implementing cross-functional strategic planning to effectively deliver risk mitigated project due diligence and successful on-time implementation on a variety of C&I solar projects throughout a multi-state territory. 

 

Prior to this role, Eric worked as a C&I solar + storage Project Director for a leading multinational energy services and solutions provider focused on helping customers live sustainably, simply and affordably. He was engaged in all aspects of the project lifecycle from project origination to project close out. 

 

Eric holds a BA in Finance from Temple University. In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife Ashely and two daughters, Isabella and Madelyn.

Shane Williams

Commercial Solar Sales Consultant

Shane Williams is a Commercial Solar Sales Consultant at Lumina, bringing 10 years of sales experience to the team. He started his career as a restaurant and bar manager and then transitioned into car sales. He also did commercial sales for a motor fuel company. Shane made the decision to switch to Lumina because he wanted to have a positive impact on the environment.

Shane is excited to help people learn about the different ways to go solar. He enjoys introducing people to a new way to save money and benefit the environment. He was particularly drawn to Lumina because of the forward-moving culture and the constantly evolving tasks. He is excited to be a part of a leading-edge company and with bright opportunities for growth.

Outside of work, Shane enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife have twins who just turned one and a three-year-old son. He also loves the outdoors and staying active through exercise.

Joe Merritt

Commercial Electrical Manager

Joe Merritt is the Commercial Electrical Manager at Lumina Solar. He hires, trains, and oversees all Commercial field staff. Joe graduated from the electrical program at Pennco Tech Vocational College in 2007 with his electrical certification and awards for outstanding achievement in commercial and residential wiring.

He has been working in the solar industry ever since, with jobs as a commercial electrician, industrial electrician, and construction manager.

Joe has worked with most of the Lumina team for his whole career and is proud of the team chemistry they’ve developed over the years. He enjoys utilizing the lessons he learned from his education and past work experience to improve Lumina’s electrical operations and procedures. He takes tremendous pride in his work and feels accomplished seeing a project through from start to finish. Often working extremely hard behind the scenes, Joe won Lumina Solar’s 2021 Unsung Hero Award!

Outside of work, Joe spends his time with his wife and kids. He enjoys traveling, cooking, and watching Philadelphia sports teams.

Marykate Brown

Commercial Associate Project Manager

Marykate is Lumina Solar’s Commercial Associate Project Manager! In this role, she submits all documentation from interconnection applications to the various incentive contracts so our customers can sit back and relax during their solar installation process!

After earning a BA degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, she gained experience at an environmental consulting firm to improve sustainability programs of facilities throughout the northeast region. Her interest in an individual’s environmental practices has now lead her to the solar industry!

When she’s not helping our customers go solar, she enjoys drawing, gardening, and spending time with friends and family. 

Mike Rose

Commercial Project Coordinator

Mike is an experienced Project Coordinator who brings years of project planning to Lumina. He is experienced in both residential and commercial capacities. As Lumina’s Commercial Project Coordinator, he has the responsibility of handling administrative tasks for our team to ensure that our projects run smoothly and efficiently.

 

Mike joins Lumina after working in the lubricant industry, coordinating deliveries, and facilitating installations of lubricant storage tanks. He decided to make a change and work in the renewable energy industry because he was drawn to the mission and creating a positive impact.

 

Mike also has his CDL and holds hazmat certifications. He enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife and his son. He especially enjoys going to his son’s soccer and lacrosse games

Wayne Hopkins

Commercial Foreman

Wayne is a Commercial Foreman with 10 years of solar experience working in residential and commercial solar. As Lumina’s Commercial Site Superintendent, he has comprehensive leadership responsibility for areas including site safety and overseeing commercial projects and installers.

Prior to this current role, Wayne gained experience in the solar field as a Lead Installer in both residential and commercial projects for the past 10 years. His wide range of experience has led him to a leadership role as the Commercial Site Superintendent for Lumina.

Wayne was Lumina Solar’s Installer of the Year in 2019. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Colleen, and two kids, Travis and Alyssa.

Steve Stahl

Director of Commercial Operations

Mr. Stahl’s father has been an electrician since 1975 so naturally, the electrical industry is in his blood. He began his career in the electrical industry at Local Union #24 in 2004 and transitioned to solar in 2013 with Astrum Solar.

 

Mr. Stahl served as Astrum’s lead electrician before being promoted to electrical design and project management in 2015. In 2017 Steve moved to New Columbia where he supervised all aspects of project execution including superintendent work, construction management, and project management. Steve leads Lumina Solar’s Commercial Operations team and is involved in every stage of the project, from development to construction to post-interconnection.

 

 Mr. Stahl is NABCEP certified and has been approved for his MD Master electrical license.

Eric Mitchell

Systems Administrator

With 25 years of IT experience, Eric has touched all facets of the computer world. He is excited to be the Systems Administrator for Lumina and hopes his experience will help drive this important field forward.  Eric will be responsible for all IT functions from support desk to IT decision making. 

 

Prior to his new role, he has worked in the fields of Education, Medicine and Finance working in a variety of IT functions. 

 

On his time off, Eric supports a local tea shop (Pillion Tea) that he owns with his girlfriend Zena and also enjoys painting, making music and riding motorcycles. 

Mark Manthy

Director of Commercial Sales

Mark Manthy has over 10 years of combined sales, development, and project management experience within the solar industry.

He has developed and managed complex solar projects in difficult markets including Washington, DC, and New York City including the development and installation of the first commercial CREF in Washington, DC. Mr. Manthy leads Lumina Solar’s commercial solar development and sales efforts, working directly with business owners, non-profits, affordable housing communities, utilities, and local/state/federal governments. In addition to project development, Mark manages closed projects from contract signing to PTO and leads market expansion via incentive, utility, and regulatory analysis.

 Mark began his solar career with MD-based startup Astrum Solar, building it to one of the East Coast’s largest solar installers and acquisition by Centrica (formerly Direct Energy). Mark holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a BS in Marketing from Boston College.

Ryan Farrell

VP of Business Operations, Co-founder

Ryan Farrell brings a diverse managerial skillset to Lumina Solar’s Founding and Management Team that includes proficiencies in contract management, relationship management, and process improvement.

 

Prior to joining Lumina, Ryan spent four years negotiating high-dollar research and development contracts for a large government agency. During his time with the government, Ryan worked to develop relationships to help bridge gaps between internal needs and external contractor demands. His team-oriented approach and excellent interpersonal communication skills allow him to effectively manage teams of any size. While working in finance for a major U.S. bank, Ryan served as a Director and was responsible for leading the customer relations team. Ryan was integral to implementing a Lean Six Sigma program and achieved the team’s goal of driving efficiencies, removing wasteful redundancies, and increasing overall employee capacity.

 

Ryan hopes to use his significant quality management and process improvement experience to help Lumina grow in an efficient and sustainable way. Truly passionate about the environment.

Ryan holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He enjoys exploring the local Baltimore food scene with his wife, Lauren, son Ethan, and spending time with his dog and two cats. If the weather is nice and his calendar is free, Ryan can be found working on straightening out his slice on the golf course.

Santo Alimo

Safety, Training, & QC Manager

Santo Alimo is the Safety, Training, & QC Manager at Lumina. He trains new install teams, evaluates them, and ensures that the installation process goes off without a hitch. He tests new technology and materials and instructs our install teams on how to use new equipment.

Santo is also responsible for reviewing jobs after installation and ensuring that everything was done correctly. He follows up with our customers to ensure that they are happy at project completion.

Santo began his career in the solar industry as an installer and quickly became a lead on his installer team and continued in that role for nine years.

Santo brings a wide range of experience in the solar field to Lumina. He has done commercial, residential, quality control, and maintenance work. We consider Santo to be the best solar installer on the East Coast and his leadership acumen and skillset allow him to effectively mentor younger install teams. Santo is also the winner of Lumina Solar’s 2021 Outstanding Leadership Award!

Santo has worked with most of the current Lumina employees for a while now, which has resulted in great team chemistry and company culture. He enjoys working for a fast-growing company in a fast-growing industry. On his days off, Santo enjoys playing and watching sports and spending time with his wife and kids. He is also a musician who plays the piano, guitar, and drums.

Joe Rice

VP of Commercial Operations

Joe Rice is a seasoned solar veteran with over 10+ years of operational management experience.  Prior to Lumina, Joe co-founded Fusion Solar Services, which was acquired by Lumina in 2019, and he now serves as Lumina Solar’s VP of Operations and member of the Board of Directors.

 

Joe Rice’s solar resume includes project management, incentives management, and operational leadership. Leading Lumina’s operations team, Joe is responsible for developing Lumina’s operational strategies while managing overall project execution and quality.

 

Joe has a deep background in construction and contracting having operated a commercial contracting firm for over 15 years. Prior to contracting, Joe spent 16 years in the technology industry working for several Fortune 100 companies.