James has been involved in the development, engineering, construction and O+M of public and private renewable energy projects since 2006. After graduating from the University of Vermont, James went on to work at Waterline Alternative Energies (WAE), a startup focused on the design and construction of solar and wind projects. He was also a Project Manager for the Electrical Division of Waterline Industries, parent company to WAE and General Contractor focused on the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities throughout New England. These critical infrastructure projects ranged in value from $200,000 to $12 million and spanned 3-24 months of new build and retrofit heavy construction. During his time with Waterline, James developed, designed, and project managed several MW of photovoltaic projects with state and federal funding.
Joining ReVision Energy in 2012, James maintains responsibilities for all construction operations for our Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts office locations. His primary role is to support ReVision Energy departments and teams to advance the mission, vision and values of the organization. ReVision Energy's operations teams are responsible for permitting, designing, procuring, installing and servicing PV, Thermal, Storage, LED, EV and other technologies in Residential, Commercial, Non-Profit and Municipal markets.
James is a NABCEP Certified Installation Professional and has completed over 120 hours of Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) certified Advanced Solar Design courses and a Board Member of the Amicus Solar O&M Cooperative. James lives with his 3 young children and wife Stephanie in their 100% solar powered home in the woods of New Hampshire. As a family, they love skiing, hiking, gardening and generally running amok throughout the New England outdoors.
James's home sports a 5.2 kw grid-tied solar electric system, consisting of 20 solar modules from 6 different manufacturers and Enphase microinverters. This science experiment of a solar system and inverter design allows James to monitor the differing solar modules for production differences over time in the same weather and shading conditions.
He also has Stiebel Elton 80 gallon Air Source Heap pump tank which uses electricity generated by the PV array to provide plenty of hot water for a family of 5. In the winter months, a pellet stove and wood stove keep everyone warm and cozy without using any fossil fuels.