On October 6th, Kelsey Applegate and Taegen Kopfler represented Encore Renewable Energy as exhibitors at the Women Can Do annual conference organized by Vermont Works for Women. The Women Can Do conference is a career exploration event for high school girls and gender expansive youth, held at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. Encore had a table in the Indoor Action Expo, where they met with students and ran through a short solar design activity.
Encore Renewable Energy was selected to showcase our agrivoltaics work as part of the Poster Reception at the RE+ Conference in Anaheim. Lauren Glickman, VP of Marketing and Amber Lessard, Director of Construction & Asset Management collaborated on a poster that illustrates the many opportunities presented by dual-land use solar, including pollinator friendly ground cover and solar grazing.
Erthos, Inc., an energy technology company focused on breakthrough advances for utility-scale solar and creator of Earth Mount Solar™ PV, today announced 14 megawatts of projects under contract and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a single 107 MWdc project. These commitments span agreements with five of the top US and global utility-scale solar developers and signal the next phase in the march to deploy Earth Mount Solar PV technology at utility scale. The portfolio of projects highlights the numerous benefits Erthos offers developers – including lowest first cost, highest energy density, highest wind rating, and lowest visual disturbance.
Contaminated properties like brownfields and landfills present an untapped opportunity for sustainable energy development on undervalued land near population centers. Transforming these often underutilized properties from brownfields to brightfields by deploying solar and energy storage comes with additional technical challenges and costs. This roundtable discussion will feature industry experts and a discussion of the unique challenges of clean energy development on contaminated lands including designing, engineering, constructing and financing, as well as, the new incentives offered in the Inflation Reduction Act.
Bucknell University and Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, VT, hosted a public dedication of their 1.76 peak megawatt solar array today. The event celebrated the new array, which will supply up to 7% of the University’s electricity and will move Bucknell a step closer to achieving its goal of carbon neutrality by 2030.
Encore Founder and CEO Chad Farrell was invited to offer a presentation at the national RE+ 2022 conference in Anaheim regarding the exciting and rapidly evolving practice of agrivoltaics, the co-location of solar energy generation and crop production. Chad’s presentation […]
With the industry poised for accelerated growth, we’re excited to be sending a number of members of our team to RE+ in Anaheim later this month. We’re looking forward to celebrating the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, reconnecting in person to catch up on developing solar and energy storage on brownfields, agrivoltaics, and other emerging technologies.
Ryan McKeown is our Project Analyst Intern for summer 2022. He’s studying Environmental Engineering at the University of Vermont. This is Ryan’s second internship with Encore Renewable Energy. He’s from Verona, New Jersey.
This is a pivotal moment for the clean energy transition and our efforts to combat the climate crisis. It is no exaggeration to say this is the most transformational investment America has ever made in our climate future. Now that the Inflation Reduction Act has passed the House of Representatives, a signature from President Biden will unlock billions of dollars of investment opportunity to accelerate the deployment of solar and storage technologies, along with other climate positive technologies.
Amber Lessard, Encore’s Director of Asset Management and Construction, spoke with NBC5 recently about the importance of organizations like Vermont Works for Women and her involvement in their Trailblazer program.
Summer Rucker is our Clean Energy Intern for Summer 2022 She’s from Amherst, Virginia and recently graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. She is also a 2022 CELI EDICT Intern.
Louisa Stevens is supporting our work as a Geospatial and Market Analyst Intern. She’s from Concord, MA and studying Environmental Studies and Biology at Middlebury College. She’s supporting Business Development and Marketing teams this summer. We are proud to support the workforce of the future with paid internship opportunities across our team providing real world experience in the clean energy economy.
Encore Founder and CEO Chad Farrell participated in a panel session at Burlington Electric Department for high school students attending the Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains. Participating in a Q&A style discussion with other climate-focused professionals from the fields of government, utility management, non-profit advocacy and finance, Chad provided background on his entrepreneurial journey and answered questions regarding the challenges and opportunities associated with deployment of the scale of clean energy resources required to address the climate crisis.
Encore Renewable Energy, a leading community scale solar and energy storage developer, has been named a 2022 Best for the World™ B Corp™ in recognition of its exceptional positive impact on its workers. Best for the World is a distinction granted to Certified B Corporations (B Corps) whose verified B Impact Scores in the five impact areas evaluated in the B Impact Assessment — community, customers, environment, governance, and workers — rank in the top 5% of all B Corps in their corresponding size group.
Chris is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer for Encore Renewable Energy, where he leads the Company’s project finance and corporate investment activities. Chris has over a decade of experience as a sustainable finance professional working to catalyze investment and innovation in the transition to a broadly prosperous, low-carbon economy. The common thread in his career has been the pursuit of solutions to critical global challenges – climate change mitigation, energy system decarbonization, urban regeneration, and ecological sustainability.
Encore CEO, Chad Farrell recently spoke on a panel at the 2022 Resilient Vermont Conference. The conference was convened and hosted by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security, and the objective of the conference was to provide a forum for Vermonters seeking to engage with each other, their communities, and the state at large through meaningful and interdisciplinary discussions and problem-solving as it relates to the future resilience of the State.
Hardwick Electric Department and Encore Renewable Energy celebrated a new 1.65 MWac solar array located at a former Hardwick gravel pit with a ribbon cutting with Representative Chip Troiano, Senator Jane Kitchel, and Chair of the Hardwick Electric Department Board of Commissioners Lynne Gedanken.
Last month, Jake Clark, Encore’s VP of Development, testified before the Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture as a part of an effort to advance a statutory change to categorize solar as an allowed use in agricultural wetland areas, sometimes referred […]
Encore Renewable Energy, a leading innovator in community-scale clean energy, announced today it has closed on a $20 million senior loan provided by Lacuna Sustainable Investments and Javelin Capital. Lacuna and Javelin are both solution-based providers of strategic capital to renewable energy clients and add substantial expertise in support of Encore’s long-term objectives.
Bill recently joined the Encore team as Director of Clean Energy Solutions. He’s spent the last two years developing the U.S. market for high-capacity, long-duration energy storage projects. He has over 30 years experience in the energy industry and has […]
Encore CEO Chad Farrell participated in a panel session at the first ever EUCI professional development event focused on agrivoltaics, or the collocation of energy generation resources and agricultural land uses. Chad provided case studies focused on the benefits of […]
Encore Renewable Energy, a leading full-service community-scale renewable energy development company, announced new leadership of their project development team. Ralph Meima joins the company as VP of Project Development, joining Jake Clark who is now VP of Project Development. Together, they will support the development of over 80 MW of solar and energy storage assets over the next year as Encore expands its geographic reach outside of the Northeast.
Encore Renewable Energy is excited to provide Connecticut brownfield owners and municipalities a new opportunity to participate in the clean energy future. By leasing land for new solar farms, landowners can collect guaranteed rent for the next 25+ years, while also helping to address climate change by enabling cleaner energy deployment.
The Derry, New Hampshire Town Council has finalized the contracts for a new 2.2 MW solar array to be developed by Encore Renewable Energy that will be one of the largest solar arrays in the state. Encore will finance, design, construct, install, operate, and maintain the 2.2 MW ground mounted solar project, designated Derry Solar LLC, located on a closed and capped municipal solid waste landfill owned by the Town of Derry.
Encore CEO Chad Farrell provided a guest lecture including an overview of both Encore and the solar industry and a discussion of future trends in the clean energy economy for the recently created Renewable Energy Track of the University of Vermont Sustainable Innovation MBA program (SIMBA).
Lauren recently joined Encore as our VP of Marketing. She has over a decade of experience in clean energy and climate change advocacy, and a successful track record for implementing winning social media and online strategies. She was awarded a Platinum Cleanie Award in 2019 as a Rising Star for the clean energy industry, as well as a spot on the #Solar100, a ranking of the most influential leaders in the solar industry.
Caity Hines, Project Manager – Development, recently visited Bucknell University to provide a guest lecture to a class of electrical engineering students about the university’s new solar array. During their visit, Caity gave the students a firsthand look at our work to develop, finance and construct a 1.76 MWp solar array located on the University’s campus in Lewisburg, PA.
Encore is proud to announce that we have achieved bronze level in SEIA’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice certification program. SEIA’s DEIJ Certification program features over 30 modules of content and tangible actions for our company to As part of our on-going commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at our company, we’re looking forward to continuing to work through the next modules in the certification process.
Encore Renewable Energy President, Blake Sturcke, was recently featured on the Entrepreneurs for Impact podcast (formerly My Climate Torch) hosted by Chris Wedding. It’s an important conversation not just about the critical work our team is doing but also offers an insightful and inspiring way to think about, incorporate and take care of our mental health every day.
Our country is increasingly moving towards a decarbonized economy. Scientists now predict that farmers and other landowners will lease more than 2 million acres of land in the U.S. for community and utility scale photovoltaic solar projects by 2030.