Mr. Coughlin focuses on the financial and tax aspects of installing solar PV systems. Currently, Mr. Coughlin manages both NREL’s participation in the SolSmart program, a DOE-funded effort focused on assisting local governments reduce solar soft costs and the Lab’s participation in the Treasury 1603 program. In addition, Mr. Coughlin is currently engaged in topics such as community solar, increasing access to solar for lower income households, solar on tribal lands and distributed solar in Latin America. Previous careers include banking, rural housing development in Latin America and the Peace Corps.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Environmental Policy, University College at the University of Denver
Master of International Business Studies - Concentrations in Finance and Portuguese, University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, State University of New York at Binghamton