ReVision Energy is Shining Brightly in North Andover
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Last Thursday, ReVision Energy celebrated the grand opening of their new branch office in North Andover, Massachusetts. With a taco truck, live music and beautiful weather, event attendees had the opportunity to see the new office, partake of the refreshments offered by the taco and beer trucks and learn about how solar energy can help them save money, and the environment.
Nearly 200 people attended the event, including guests and ReVision employees from all branches. Senior System Advisor James Manzer said, “Coming down from our Maine operations, I am very excited to work with Massachusetts homeowners, business owners, non-profits, schools and towns to bring solar solutions to them.”
James was in good company at the event, with some employees driving up to three hours to be there. Lines for the taco truck consistently stretched from its location near the warehouse door, through the picnic table dining area all the way to the main entrance of the office and the showroom.
This North Andover office, located at 1980 Turnpike St., is ReVision’s fifth branch office, marking an exciting step of expansion beyond their home territory of New Hampshire and Maine and into Massachusetts. It is a full branch office with a warehouse, operations, sales, and marketing staff, making local solar installation available to many more residents and businesses who might have been a far reach from the Brentwood branch in NH.
This new opening has created new job opportunities, with over 15 employees at the branch, many of whom are new hires. Jenn Johnson, Marketing Manager at ReVision Energy, says that the North Andover community has been so welcoming, which the turnout at the event corroborates. Local radio station The River supported the event as well, and the live music was provided by a local band. Families brought their young children and enjoyed door prizes like sunglasses, stickers, and the very popular bright orange ReVision winter hats, which were highly in demand despite the almost summer-like weather.
ReVision got into the fall spirit, however, with pumpkin painting for the kids (and adults), sunny yellow chrysanthemums on the tables, and of course pumpkin beer at the beer truck. Guests could mingle outside and simply enjoy the music and atmosphere, or adjourn to the showroom to find more information about ReVision’s offerings, in solar installations, heat pumps, and solar water heaters.
Also on display in the showroom is the Pika Energy Island. This locally produced inverter and battery system, designed in Maine and manufactured in Massachusetts, is a perfect complement to a solar array for increased energy independence and backup for those inevitable New England power outages. The battery, available for up-close viewing (or even to touch if you feel so inclined) is an attractive sky blue, sleek in appearance, and fits neatly into the corner of the showroom, where it quietly stores up energy from the solar array outside to power the office.
The ReVision fleet of electric Chevy Bolts were in attendance as well for test-driving. If guests brought their own electric vehicle, they could charge it at the branch’s high-power charging station which is free and open to the public at any time, not just during the grand opening.
The Massachusetts opening brings the opportunity to spread the company mission and passion for sharing their clean energy transition with the community, and the B Corp initiative to create a positive social and environmental impact. The energy and enthusiasm of the entire company was apparent in the atmosphere Thursday, as the solar-powered event ran past the hours of sunlight and into the evening.
“Massachusetts has been a leader in the region on solar and renewable technology for years,” said James Manzer. “ReVision Energy and myself are very excited to get to work saving folks money and eliminating carbon pollution!” Jenn Johnson said that this expansion is so exciting because it is bringing the company’s knowledge from over 6,000 installs, and 13 years of experience to Massachusetts. Speaking for the ReVision team, she said, “We look forward to doing great things for the community in North Andover and beyond.”