We are lighting the way to a brighter, more sustainable future.
We believe in giving back control to home and business owners by helping them save real money and mitigate the impact of climate change.
Helping Our Customers
We believe that anyone who wants solar should be able to make the transition. That’s why we make the process simple, providing front to back solutions that give back control and reduce energy costs.
Benefiting the Environment
Climate change is real and the sooner we transition to a renewable-based energy economy, the lesser the environmental impact. We fully integrate technology to help our costumers achieve their energy reducing lifestyle.
We are a passionate and
mission driven team
We have a Founding and Management team with over 45 years experience in the industry, encompassing all aspects of the business. We take pride in the work we do and work tirelessly to help our customer achieve their own energy goals.
Mike Kirby is a seasoned solar strategist with over nine years of industry experience encompassing leadership roles in both operations and sales. As Lumina Solar’s President, Mike understands the importance of delivering unparalleled value to customers.
Prior to his current role, Mike gained significant managerial experience working for a national solar installation company, establishing himself as one of the company’s top representatives before eventually managing the entire MD/DC region. Under Mike’s leadership, his team quickly became the organization’s top performing territory.
Recognizing that solar is the way of the future, Mike became motivated to better serve and deliver more value to customers. With this in mind, Mike helped assemble Lumina Solar’s Founding and Management Team in early 2018.
With 45 years of combined experience, Lumina’s Founding and Management Team aims to build the next generation solar company that will deliver cutting-edge energy solutions and provide unprecedented value to the customer.
Mike holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Delaware. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Sarah, playing with their dog Bella, and working on his jump shot.
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 enjoys creating custom solar solutions for homeowners that are innovative and cost-effective.
Ryan holds a BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He enjoys exploring the local Baltimore food scene with his wife, Lauren, 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.
Zac Hare is an experienced solar professional with a superior track record in residential and commercial sales. Prior to joining the Lumina team, he spent three years working for two midsized solar companies where he was recognized as a top solar consultant and Team Lead.
Prior to working in solar, Zac spent time in the mortgage industry which allows him to make the financial aspect of going solar less confusing for the customer. Hardworking and trustworthy by nature, Zac always goes the extra mile for clients and ensures that they’re provided with the best solar energy solution on the market. Zac graduated from Washington and Jefferson College with a BA in History and Sociology. In his free time, he loves enjoying the many aspects of city life with his fiancé, Kelsie, and his black lab, Poe.
Colin Gload is a successful, results-driven solar consultant with over seven years of professional experience in sales, operations, and strategy. He is a self-motivated change agent who values service to the customer, a strong work ethic, and new challenges. As Lumina Solar’s co-founder, Colin is the key driver behind the organization’s mission to provide customers with the industry’s most reliable and cost-effective solar energy solutions.
Before Lumina, Colin successfully developed a residential solar company and was key in establishing marketing approaches, innovative financing channels and budgeting. From there he worked for a national solar installation company, increasing his solar expertise by becoming the #1 solar consultant in the nation. Colin was able to work alongside company leadership to implement best practices for employee training, customer experience and service. To recognize his success, Colin was awarded the Maryland MVP and Rising Star awards and was later inducted into the company’s prestigious President’s Club. Colin is excited to leverage this past experience to implement lean and efficient processes for Lumina to maximize the overall customer experience.
Colin holds a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys paddle boarding, kite surfing, traveling, and catching some rays at the beach with his fiancé, Brittany..