Upcoming Events

April 21, 2015

CSI Solar Presentation

Date: Tue. Apr 21 5:00 pm to Tue. Apr 21 8:00 pm
Venue: ReVision Energy
7 Commercial Drive, Brentwood, NH
Cost: $25 for members & non-members; $10 for students

CSI_LogoReVision Energy welcomes the NHCSI to their solar powered showroom and warehouse at 7 Commercial Drive, Brentwood, NH for networking, BBQ dinner and a presentation and tour discussing solar energy systems in NH.

NH has an abundance of solar energy, about 30% more than Germany, the world leader in solar energy installations. How can you capture this abundant resource, benefit financially, and impact climate? Please join James Hasselbeck, NH’s Operation’s Manager, who will show you how! You’ll learn about solar hot water, solar electricity and heat pump technology for residential and commercial applications. We’ll review what makes your home or business a good site for solar collectors, how much these systems cost, overview of current incentives and available financing options for your project. After the presentation, there will be an open forum for Q&A and a tour of ReVision Energy’s facility showcasing solar hot water and solar electric systems, a pellet boiler system, ductless air source heat pump and electric car charging station.

About ReVision Energy-
With more than 3,000 solar energy systems installed in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts during our first 10 years in business, ReVision Energy is the most experienced renewable energy company in the northeast. We offer custom engineered solar hot water and solar electricity for homes, businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations. Our systems are designed by engineers from Brown, Dartmouth, MIT, the University of Maine and UNH. Our professional solar technicians carry NABCEP and state electrical and plumbing licenses.  ReVision Energy is committed to making a difference in the communities in which we work and live. We donate our time and resources to schools and nonprofits with a passion to create a sustainable future for coming generations.

5:00 PM Board Meeting (open to all)
5:30 PM Social
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Presentation & Tour

Click here to learn more or to register: http://hstrial-nhcsi.homestead.com/aor2015Mtg.html

April 22, 2015

Be An Earth Hero! An Earth Day Celebration at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Date: Wed. Apr 22 10:00 am to Wed. Apr 22 3:00 pm
Venue: Children's Museum of New Hampshire
6 Washington Street, Dover, NH

childrens-museum-nhOn Wednesday, April 22nd, the Children’ Museum of New Hampshire will be hopping with a variety of demonstrations, activities and information as visitors get their hands dirty while learning about our Earth, the environment, our local ecosystem and much more at our Earth Day Celebration!
This year we are excited to announce that Children’s Museum staff are collaborating with a team of Education students from the University New Hampshire and have already begun planning and preparing a multitude of opportunities for our Earth Day visitors to enjoy.

This annual event also includes demonstrations and activities from a variety of local businesses – all joining forces for a cleaner Earth. Our mission is to educate the importance preserving the Earth through instituting more sustainable practices, greener lifestyles and assisting our natural ecosystem.

All Earth Day activities are included in regular paid admission and FREE for museum members. No reservations required.

Earth Day Celebration at the Strand Theater

Date: Wed. Apr 22 1:00 pm to Fri. Apr 24 8:00 pm
Venue: The Strand Theater
345 Main Street, Rockland, ME
Cost: Free

EARTHDAY at the strandAt 1pm, “Meet the Raptors” with Wind Over Wings raptor rescue sanctuary brings real live raptors, their stories, and important lessons about the amazing creatures who share our skies to Rockland’s Main Street through interactive, expert-led storytelling and activities—an April vacation treat for families in our area.

Continuing with our bird theme for the day, at 6pm we are proud to present “Winged Migration” – the award-winning documentary on migratory patterns of birds, filmed over 3 years on all 7 continents. The Georges River Land Trust has offered us one of their expert naturalists to share their knowledge about local bird habitats and conservation efforts as part of this program.

Admission is FREE

April 24, 2015

Solar For the Homeowner – Sheepscot General Store

Date: Fri. Apr 24 7:00 pm to Fri. Apr 24 9:00 pm
Venue: Sheepscot General Store
98 Town House Road, Whitefield, ME

solar-homeownersJoin ReVision Energy at the Sheepscot General for Solar for the Homeowner, where we’ll review solar electricity, solar hot water and heat pump technology, as well as current incentives and financing options for these cost-effective installations. With solar, you’ll protect yourself against future utility rate increases… and enjoy opening your electric bill each month! For more information, call Jennifer at 207-589-4171 or email jalbee@revisionenergy.com

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Portsmouth Music Hall

Date: Fri. Apr 24 7:00 pm to Sun. Apr 26 10:00 pm
Venue: Portsmouth Music Hall
28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH

wild and scenic film festival posterThe Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to Portsmouth for its 5th year! We are proud to host this amazing event once again – offering inspiration, beauty and education to our guests.

Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure film festivals, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival combines stellar film making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions to restore the earth. This local showing is a collection of unique short films that explore the current environmental issues and celebrations of our planet. Join SELT for an evening of inspiring and beautiful films – and support our local conservation work with your ticket purchase!

Tickets available at The Music Hall Box Office in the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH, 603-436-2400, orwww.themusichall.org
$16 per ticket (Note: $5 ticketing fee is added to phone and web orders. To avoid this charge, buy your tickets in person at the Box Office Mon-Sat Noon-6pm)

April 25, 2015

2015 Rescue Run: Race For Marine Mammals

Date: Sat. Apr 25 9:00 am to Sat. Apr 25 12:00 pm

rescue-runThe Kennebunk Savings Rescue Run: Race for Marine Mammals features a popular 5k chip-timed trail race and un-timed walk through Odiorne Point State Park. Now in its seventh year, our popular Race follows the 5k cross-country trail route created by Jennifer Shultis, captain of Team Eastern Mountain Sports, 2006 US Adventure Racing National Champions. You’ll run through the forest, by the rocky shore, across a sandy beach, and alongside historic military fortifications.

The first 175 registrants for the 5k, excluding free participants, will receive a free official race t-shirt. Race shirts will be available for purchase for $10 at the time of registration. Prizes are awarded in age and gender categories from 6 to 70+, as well as, overall fastest male and female for the 5k (must run in the <8  min. pace/mile to qualify).

Back by popular demand, the Kids Fun Run features a 300 yard dash and a half mile run for children ages 12 and under. Every child that participates in the Fun Run wins a prize!

Whether you plan to race, run or walk with a group of friends or your family, you can choose a team name and register as a team at a discounted price. Teams must have 5 or more participants. We encourage you to get creative with matching costumes and fanfare!

After the race, the festivities continue with music, facepainting, and healthy ocean activities that highlight the important role a healthy ocean plays for all life on earth. You can do your part and participate in a clean-up with Blue Ocean Society at 11:00 a.m.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the ReVision Nissan Leaf and fellow ReVisionistas at the event!

More information is available here: http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/
Click here to register: https://www.runreg.com/rescue-run-race-for-marine-mammals

April 26, 2015

Earth Days Waldo County

Date: Sun. Apr 26 12:30 pm to Sun. Apr 26 4:00 pm
Venue: Belfast Boat Company
34 Commercial Street, Belfast, ME

earth day waldo countyJoin the Earth Day fun with a series of events, including conversations with Jim Merkel, Rev. Rob McCall and George Jacobson, a parade, children’s events, and much more! Find us on Sunday, April 26 at the Green Fair from 12:30-4:00 pm at the Belfast Boat House.

More information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Earth-Days-Waldo-County/388426807948777?sk=info

May 2, 2015

Solar For the Homeowner – Fields Pond Audubon Center

Date: Sat. May 2 10:00 am to Sat. May 2 12:00 pm
Venue: Fields Pond Audubon Center
216 Fields Pond Road, Holden, ME

solar panels and installer

Join ReVision Energy at Fields Pond Audubon Center for this comprehensive presentation – we’ll review solar electricity, solar hot water and heat pump technology, as well as current incentives and financing options for these cost-effective installations. With solar, you will protect yourself against future utility rate increases and enjoy opening your electric bill each month. For more information, email Jennifer at jalbee@revisionenergy.com or call our Liberty office at 207-221-6342.

Maine Municipalities Workshop: Learn How to Adopt and Implement Solar in their Community

Date: Sat. May 2 10:00 am to Sat. May 2 3:00 pm
Venue: Cross Insurance Center
1 Civic Center Square, Portland, ME

roger-royOn Saturday, May 2nd, the U.S. Department of Energy, Sunshot Initiative’s Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), will host a free workshop highlighting strategies that municipalities across Maine can adopt to encourage solar energy development within their communities. The workshop will feature national and local experts on solar energy (including our very own co-owner, Bill Behrens) in the greater Bangor region and include video comments from Senator Angus King, a strong supporter of domestic energy production.

“Renewable energy sources like solar are the key to unlocking a cleaner, brighter energy future for our country,” Senator King said. “By investing in green technologies, we are curbing our dependence on oil, reducing our carbon footprint, and helping combat climate change so that we can pass on a vibrant and healthy world to future generations. I applaud the City of Bangor and their partners for sponsoring this workshop, which will help promote solar as a valuable alternative energy resource for our state.”

This interactive workshop is designed for municipal officials, business leaders, and interested citizens. The workshop will provide information on policy creation for local-level solar development, including details on permitting, planning, and zoning.

Areas of focus for the workshop include:
• Solar Energy 101
• Benefits and barriers of solar development in the region
• Understanding the regulatory landscape of solar
• Getting Maine communities solar ready
• Innovative financing options for solar projects
Lunch will be provided for registered participants. To register for the event, please complete the form at: http://bit.ly/Bangorworkshop

The event, co-sponsored by the City of Bangor, City of Brewer, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, and the UMaine Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, will take place from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Cross Insurance Center.

May 4, 2015

NHBSR’s Spring Conference: Think Bigger, Dig Deeper

Date: Mon. May 4 8:00 am to Mon. May 4 3:00 pm
Venue: Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitutional Avenue, Concord, NH

nhbsr spring conference
The 2015 conference, Think Bigger, Dig Deeper, will provide attendees opportunities to learn actionable ideas from leaders in sustainability, as well as learn how to make sustainability resonate among your peers and employees.

If you’re interested in …

  • Advancing energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects
  • Understanding how to tell your sustainability story with compelling metrics
  • Developing a workplace culture that inspires teamwork
  • Finding ways to build community connections that create value within your organization
  • AND engaging your stakeholders (employees, suppliers, customers and community) in your sustainability efforts …

THIS is a day you don’t want to miss!
For more information or to register, click here: http://nhbsr.org/conference-2015

May 6, 2015

Green Eggs: MAINE SOLAR VALUATION STUDY – What it means for Renewable Energy in Maine

Date: Wed. May 6 7:30 am to Wed. May 6 9:30 am
Venue: Maine Audubon - Gisland Farm Education Center
20 Gisland Farm Road, Falmouth, ME

Join us for networking and breakfast on May 6th at the Maine Audubon in Falmouth. Our very own co-owner, Fortunat Mueller will be presenting on the study released by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The study was in response to legislation passed last year. The study focused on distributed solar, meaning solar that is located at or near the place where the power is primarily consumed, for example on the rooftops of homes and businesses. The study calculates the monetary value of the benefits of solar installations and has determined that solar energy produced in Maine is valued at 33 cents per kWh. Come hear from ReVision Energy Principal Fortunat Mueller as to the metrics that went into the study, and what the outcome means for Maine.

Fortunat Mueller
Fortunat is a partner at ReVision Energy, with responsibilities including managing operations at the Portland shop and overseeing solar thermal and solar electric system design for both commercial and residential applications. Fortunat received a Masters Degree in Mechanical engineering from Brown University with a concentration in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and is a licensed Professional Engineer. Fortunat serves on the board of directors of MABEP and NESEA and is also Captain on the North Yarmouth Volunteer Fire Department. Before joining ReVision energy to start the Portland office in 2006, Fortunat was a project manager and senior systems engineer at United Technologies Fuel Cells in Hartford, CT

Pre-registration with payment is recommended. Attendance is $15 for members and $20 for non members.

For more information or to register: http://www.maineusgbc.org/event-1887271

May 7, 2015

Solar Social Hour at Maine Craft Distilling’s Freeport Location

Date: Thu. May 7 6:00 pm to Thu. May 7 8:00 pm
Venue: Maine Craft Distilling - Freeport Location
7 Mill Street, Freeport

Join us for food friends and solar! Come mix and mingle with solar owners to learn more about how you can own your power by generating your own clean, renewable energy. There will be light refreshments as well as a free tasting of Maine Craft Distilling’s wide range of beverages.

May 9, 2015

Solar Open House – Veazie, Maine

Date: Sat. May 9 1:00 pm to Sat. May 9 3:00 pm
Venue: Skacel Residence
26 Hillside Drive, Veazie, ME

skacel-veazieJoin Marek Skacel at his home in Veazie for this solar open house. See grid-tied solar electricity first hand and learn about air source heat pumps; stay to learn about current trends and incentives in solar from the folks at ReVision Energy. FMI, email Jennifer at ReVision Energy at jalbee@revisionenergy.com or call our Liberty office at 589-4171.

May 13, 2015

Solar Open House – Goffstown, NH

Date: Wed. May 13 6:00 pm to Wed. May 13 8:00 pm
Venue: The Bedard Residence
36 Shirley Park Road, Goffstown, NH

wells-estuarineCome learn how solar can work for you, the homeowner! Join us for light refreshments and a tour of the Bedard’s solar energy system that powers and heats their home. This is a great opportunity to get answers to questions regarding the cost of solar, your return on investment, solar heating systems and how they operate in our Northeast climate.