SUMMIT, N.J., April 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC ("Nautilus Solar") today announced that Brian Quinlan has joined the company as the Executive Vice President of Development. Brian will lead the company's utility project development throughout the US and Canada. The addition of Brian's expertise continues Nautilus's commitment to expanding into the wholesale market segment nationwide. He is joining Nautilus from Lars Energy, LLC where he had been a Managing Director.
James Rice, Chief Executive Officer of Nautilus Solar, comments, "Brian is an experienced, proven power project developer who will provide the expertise and leadership for Nautilus to take advantage of the incredible opportunities to develop, construct, own and operate wholesale solar projects, especially in the rapidly growing eastern United States. His entrepreneurial background fits in perfectly with our rapidly growing company."
Mr. Quinlan added, "I have worked with Jim Rice on a variety of different power projects over the last 15 years and have been working with the Nautilus Solar team for the last 16 months on a consulting basis so joining the team full time was a logical next step. These are exciting times in the solar industry and Nautilus Solar is well positioned as a leader in the market and I am pleased to have the opportunity to be a member of the team."
Brian has worked in the power industry in a variety of roles including power plant operations, engineering, mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing over his 25 year career progressively assuming senior management positions. His experience has included working with power plants fueled by nuclear, coal, natural gas, hydro, waste heat and solar. Brian will be based in Nautilus Solar's mid-Atlantic office.
About Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC:
Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar is a leading independent solar power producer headquartered in Summit, New Jersey. Nautilus Solar develops, constructs, finances, owns and operates distributed generation and utility-scale solar electric systems. The company sells its generated electricity through long term power purchase agreements. Nautilus Solar is majority-owned by an investment affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC, based in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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