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Coast Energy is on a mission to power commercial real estate cleanly with renewable solar energy. We operate with integrity and innovation, helping commercial real estate leaders access the sustainable solutions they need to maximize property value and to protect the planet for future generations.

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We believe the future will be built with solar energy. We have an unprecedented opportunity to create a community of building owners who feel empowered by the potential of this renewable resource. We’re committed to partnering with our customers to deliver substantial increases in property value, cost savings, reliable energy supply, and innovative infrastructure options that communities prize.

At Coast Energy, integrity, innovation, and collaboration stand at the heart of everything we do. This vision is our best asset in creating a world powered by renewable solar energy.

The Coast Solar Experience

Commitment to Customer Assurance  |   Speed and Transparency
Customized Energy Solutions  |  Technical Diligence

Meet Our Team

Charlie Basil

Charlie Basil,
Head of Marketing

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Charlie Basil,
Head of Marketing

Charlie has spent his career developing brand strategies and leading cross-functional teams in execution. He operated his own successful digital agency for over a decade where he worked with startups and enterprises to define brands and scale their reach. He currently serves as a fractional CMO for SMEs. His previous energy experience at large scale infrastructure company Core Scientific (Nasdaq:CORZ), where he served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, provides a strong foundation for his efforts at Coast Energy.

Charlie holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Colorado – Boulder.

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Joe Del Real

Joe Del Real,
Development Operations

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Joe Del Real,
Development Operations

Joe has over 12 years of solar industry experience in the development and financing of commercial and residential projects, with a focus on financial operations and technical analysis. He led a financial operations team to deploy a $65MM tax-equity solar fund of commercial and residential projects in Hawaii. Joe worked in business development and financial operations within Kina’ole, Bonterra Solar, and Midwest Solar. Prior to solar, his experience includes business sales and acquisitions. Joe received an MBA and BS in engineering from UCLA.lectrical Engineering both from UCLA.

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Chris Jones

Chris Jones,
Sales Engineer

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Chris Jones,
Sales Engineer

Chris is an engineer with over 9 years of experience working in the renewable energy sector. He performed impact analysis of the global energy infrastructure for the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory before entering the private sector as a Solar Design Engineer. He has developed and directed PV and Energy Storage design processes for regional EPCs and national developers. Chris earned his BS in engineering from Auburn University and his MS in engineering, focused on renewable energy systems, from the University of Washington.

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John Lewis

John Lewis,
Director of 3rd Party Origination

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John Lewis,
Director of 3rd Party Origination

John has been in the solar industry since 2013. Having worn multiple hats in the C&I space, and with a short stint in residential solar and storage, he is now leveraging his sales experience with Coast Energy, focusing on 3rd party origination. In the past 9 years, John has become most familiar with the solar markets in California, Hawaii and Texas. He will continue to operate in these territories and is excited to expand into additional markets in this role. John studied Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Regan Lohman

Regan Lohman,
Chief Financial Officer

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Regan Lohman,
Chief Financial Officer

Regan’s deep background in finance and accounting led to the founding of her own successful financial firm, Lohman & Associates. Leveraging experience as a financial executive at One Roof Energy and Dthera Sciences, Regan has led critical financial services with a broad energy and technology background. She has managed fund accounting for 8 solar funds, consolidated reporting for the public entities while leading a team of 18 accounting professionals. Regan received her MSA and BSA in accounting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Iowa, respectively.

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Brian Lynch

Brian Lynch,
Board Advisor

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Brian Lynch,
Board Advisor

Brian’s development leadership in the solar industry has resulted in the creation of over 300MW of solar projects currently in operation, and the establishment of a $100 million solar business for Honeywell in California from inception. As a business and project development expert, Brian has led $300 million worth of projects across two tax equity funds. Brian’s executive leadership has spanned multiple companies, including Hanwha Q-Cells, Enfinity Corporation, Recurrent Energy, and Honeywell. He received an MBA from Pepperdine and a BS from UCLA.

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William Martinez

William Martinez,
Senior Project Manager

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William Martinez,
Senior Project Manager

With 10+ years in the solar industry, William specializes in making solar projects a reality throughout construction and installation. He has managed construction of over 140MW of ground mount, rooftop, carport and landfill solar power projects across New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, Maryland, and California. His depth of experience overseeing demanding schedules for large-scale, complex projects helps ensure Coast’s ability to deliver high-quality solar installations on time and on budget. Most of all, William’s commitment to excellence and detail provide assurance to customers that systems will be built right. His easy-going and driven personality make him a tremendous asset to the company.

William graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and a Minor in Green Engineering, and is NABCEP Installer Certified.

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Melody Nagy

Melody Nagy,
Director of Business Development

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Melody Nagy,
Director of Business Development

Melody is a renewable energy professional who has a passion for equipping organizations and commercial real estate owners with solar, ESS, and EV charging solutions to increase NOI, maximize electricity savings, and meet ESG goals. In the span of her career, she has worked with non-profit organizations, REITs, and fortune 500 companies. Melody studied Energy and Sustainability at Penn State University, and most recently completed Harvard Extension school’s Renewable Energy Systems program.

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Paul Neiman

Paul Neiman,
Senior Development Analyst

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Paul Neiman,
Senior Development Analyst

Paul is a passionate advocate for sustainable business development. Before moving to Coast Energy, Paul worked for a national EPC assessing new market opportunities for C&I projects in California and the Northeast. At Coast, Paul helps track policy and regulatory development, explores new market opportunities, and supports overall project due diligence.

Paul earned an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BS in Marketing from Ithaca College.

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Dylan Palmer

Dylan Palmer,
Development Analyst

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Dylan Palmer,
Development Analyst

Dylan has experience in the commercial solar and commercial real estate industries. His background concentrates on analyzing commercial solar investments and acquisitions across the US. Dylan’s proficiency in understanding renewable energy trends, economics, and real estate markets has led to effective solar project origination. He has been an analyst for Urban Renewal Partners, and oversees financial aspects of his family’s investment company, KP Wolf Properties. Dylan holds a BS in Finance from the San Diego State University.

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Jay Patel

Jay Patel,
Corporate Development Associate

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Jay Patel,
Corporate Development Associate

Jay is a finance professional and engineer with 9 years of experience in investment banking and oil and gas operations. In his previous role at RBC Capital Markets, he led several successful A&D transactions and assisted in executing multiple M&A and capital markets transactions for both public and private clients. Jay started his career as an engineer at ConocoPhillips. He received an MBA from Rice University and a BS from the University of Houston.2.

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Charlie Paul

Charlie Paul,
Solar Development Intern

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Charlie Paul,
Solar Development Intern

Currently studying Real Estate Development at USC, Charlie has become increasingly interested in the intersection of commercial real estate and sustainability. He brings relevant experience as a former analyst for a well established real estate fund. Most of all, Charlie brings enthusiasm for helping commercial real estate customers find valuable energy solutions, while also driving the solar industry forward.

Charlie is a Sophomore at the University of Southern California majoring in Real Estate Development in the Price School of Public Policy and minoring in Finance in USC’s Marshall School of Business.

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Kip Perry

Kip Perry,
Chief Development Officer

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Kip Perry,
Chief Development Officer

Kip is a solar industry professional with over 14 years of experience in the residential, commercial, and utility-scale spaces with a proven track record of leadership and sales. He has worked with leading solar module and racking manufacturers, most recently in project development at Borrego Solar. Previously, he worked in commercial real estate at Fairfield Residential and at HFF, L.P. These experiences provide Kip with a unique skillset to lead Coast Energy’s development team. Kip has an MBA from San Diego State University and BA from the University of San Diego.

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Tim Popp

Tim Popp,
Head of Company Operations

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Tim Popp,
Head of Company Operations

Tim is an energy industry professional having filled leadership and engineering roles in both renewable and conventional energy. He started his career in energy research at the National Renewable Energy Industry (NREL) before transitioning to Baker Hughes where he led the research, development, and commercialization of multiple products, services, and data analytics platforms. Tim received his Ph.D. in engineering from Rice University and a BS in engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

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At Coast Energy, integrity, innovation, and collaboration stand at the heart of everything we do.

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