Phil Coupe


As co-founder and aspirational visionary, Phil focuses on leadership, business strategy, communications and the national security implications of over-reliance on finite fossil fuels. Prior to the launch of ReVision Energy, he worked as a journalist in Washington, DC before helping start up a business that twice made the Inc. 500 List of Fastest-Growing Companies in America. To match growth with purpose, Phil immersed himself in the early movement toward corporate social responsibility and socially responsible business practices, leading the startup to win awards for its "Community Focus" program that invested in solutions to homelessness, at-risk youth and environmental degradation.

Other recognition included a Volunteer of the Year Award presented by former Sec. of State Colin Powell, the Community Hero Award from City Year Washington, Business Leader for the Environment Award from the Sierra Club and more recently the CEO Environmental Leadership Award from Alnoba that recognized ReVision's co-founders. 

At ReVision Energy Phil engineered the cause-related marketing strategy and relationship-based sales approach that helped the company quickly grow from a garage startup to one of the most respected clean energy companies in New England. He also helped lead the company's initial expansion from midcoast Maine to the greater Portland region, then spearheaded the startup of ReVision's first out of state branch in Brentwood, NH in 2010.

Over the years he has been responsible for development and management of the company's nationally recognized digital platforms while building a vast network of peer to peer 'analog' relationships and partnerships with public and private schools, nonprofits, municipalities and businesses. He also helped launch the company's solar impact initiative that has helped schools, nonprofits and municipalities in northern New England acquire solar at zero up front cost. He lives in southern Maine with his family and a surfing Chihuahua named Kodak.

Phil Coupe's Energy System:

Phil's house has an awning mount solar hot water system that provides all his domestic hot water from May through September. He uses a hyper-efficient Fujitsu 18,000 btu/hour air source pump for primary heating and cooling, with a small woodstove for backup heat. He is one of the founding member/participants of Maine's inaugural Community Solar Farm , and now derives 100% of his household's electricity needs from the 51kw solar farm in South Paris, Maine.

Articles by Phil Coupe

Who Can You Electrify?
Co-founder Phil Coupe talks with climatologist Dr. Cam Wake about the progress we've made in the last decade to reduce…
Co-Founder Phil Coupe looks at recent clean energy accelerations across America, from a range of industries including…
We Can Make Life Better
Real life heroes prove we CAN make life better for future generations.
Rational Cause for Optimism: Portugal’s Grid Powered by 100% Renewable Energy
Portugal set a record recently. For the first time in history, a nation of 10 million people has been able to rely…
It's Good News That 80% of Americans Drive 40 Miles Per Day
Most Americans can easily charge an electric vehicle.
Peak Demand for Gasoline & Oil is Good News for Climate
More than 25% of total U.S. electricity generation came from renewable sources in the first half of 2023.
Electric Outboards for Clean, Quiet Boating
ReVision co-founder Phil Coupe describes his experience this summer driving a boat retrofitted with an all-electric…
Ukraine Brings Unique Solar Perspective to Maine
Solar inspiration from a recent Ukrainian delegation visit to Maine with Co-Founder Phil Coupe.
Clean Energy Innovation in the Face of Geopolitical Conflict
Clean energy innovation is accelerating the inevitable decline of oil, gas and coal, but it will take action from all of…