Resources, local connections and experience. This is Beltline Energy.
Beltline Energy, LLC (“Beltline”) is a Georgia-based solar development firm with over 200MWs and $350M of project experience developing solar power generation facilities in the Southeastern US. Beltline was founded in direct response to the development of the Georgia solar market and has quickly assumed a leadership role by incorporating technical expertise, strong local relationships, and focused project due diligence to develop, build, and own quality solar generation projects. Beltline delivers low cost clean energy to local communities, expands the tax base of the counties in which we work, and provides attractive land agreements to our landowner partners.
Meet the team.
Stephen is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Beltline Energy, a regional leader in renewable energy development. Prior to joining Beltline Energy, Stephen spent six years developing community-enhancing solar projects located across North America and ranging in size from 100kw to 100MW.
Stephen joined Beltline from OCI Solar Power where he oversaw the development of their 700MW portfolio of solar projects in MA, NJ, TX, CA and AZ. He coordinated project advancement of two 40MW and a 105MW solar facility in OCI’s Texas-based 400MW initiative. These projects brought 805 jobs and $700 million in economic development to the San Antonio area. He is a board member on the Georgia Solar Energy Association and also serves on the policy committee.
As an investment banker at Bear Sterns, Stephen was involved in over $500M of M&A transactions and $780M of IPO activity. Stephen is a supporter of new ventures and has served on the executive team of multiple successful start-up companies including a $20M software development firm, a $50M commercial equipment supplier, and a $10M international apparel manufacturer.
Stephen graduated with honors from UCLA with a Bachelors Degree in Economics and holds a MBA from the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management.
Ryan is a founding partner of Beltline Energy, a regional leader in renewable energy development which specializes in solar project origination and land acquisition.
Prior to joining Beltline Energy, Ryan developed Georgia’s first Greenfield Distributed Solar facility for the Georgia Power Company (“GPC”) in Upson County. He then worked on the development of the State’s first Utility Scale Solar facility in Mitchell County, GA as part of GPC’s first solar RFP: the Large Scale Solar (“LSS”) initiative. With Beltline he has now originated projects in each of GPC’s last three Advanced Solar Initiative (“ASI”) offerings in both the Utility Scale and Distributed Generation ("DG") programs.
Ryan is a member of the Georgia Solar Energy Association (GSEA) and a founding member and Chairman of the Georgia Large Scale Solar Association (GLSSA). The GLSSA is a collection of utility scale solar developers, EPC’s, independent power producers, and public utility companies that advocate for the development of a cost efficient Georgia solar market. They leverage the State’s resource advantages in solar insolation, abundant agricultural land, and skilled labor to deliver reliable, low cost solar energy to the GA Ratepayer.
Ryan holds a MBA from Emory’s Goizueta School of Business, a masters degree from Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and two bachelors degrees from the University of Georgia.
Mike is the Director of Construction for Beltline Energy, with over 10 years of renewable energy experience. Prior to joining Beltline, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Jamestown and his Certificate in Construction Management from the University of California, Davis. His work experience covers roles from Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, and Project Manager with M. A. Mortenson Company. His career spans work in both the wind and solar industry. As a solar Project Manager, he has successfully completed 12 projects, ranging in size from 400kW to 106 MW. Most of the projects were complete turnkey Engineering, Procurement, and Construction projects and were either self-performed or subcontracted.
During the site acquisition stage, Mike’s professional experience provides seasoned site evaluation for constructibility, county permitting, and due diligence. Once selected, Mike leads the project through engineering, procurement and construction phases to ensure they remain on schedule, under budget, and most importantly, safe. He is also the main point of contact for the operations and maintenance of projects owned by Beltline.
He currently resides in Greer, SC with his wife Holly and their two boys Aiden (8) and Kellan (6).
Dan is the Manager of Site Acquisition for Beltline Energy, a regional leader in renewable energy development. In his role, Dan coordinates with landholders to establish long-term relationships that benefit all stakeholders and allow for the successful development of solar projects.
Prior to joining Beltline Energy, Dan spent five years working for large, international banks in both a real estate lending and corporate banking capacity. During his time in banking, Dan participated in 37 transactions that resulted in over $1.6 billion of debt capital commitments to clients across the United States.
Dan graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business with a BBA in Finance. Additionally, Dan completed coursework to earn an Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate from Stanford University.