Solar System Designer, P.E.
Before joining the ReVision Energy crew in Liberty in July of 2007, Hans worked for three years as an electrician at Brooklin Boat Yard in Brooklin, Maine, where he designed and installed marine navigation and communication systems.
Hans discovered his love of traditionally built and rigged boats while growing up at Chewonki in Wiscasset, Maine, a non-profit educational foundation. For seven seasons, he worked as a deckhand on the American Eagle and Angelique, two windjammers based in mid-coast Maine.
Hans attended the Mountain School in Vershire, Vermont, followed by Phillips Exeter Academy and Dartmouth College, where he earned a B.A. and B.E., specializing in mechanical engineering. While not studying, Hans was a lightweight oarsman at Dartmouth, and had the opportunity to compete twice at the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England.
In 2005, while visiting the captain and crew on Angelique, Hans met his future wife, Jennifer. They married at her parents’ home in Jefferson, Maine, in September of 2007. Jennifer also works for ReVision Energy as the office manager and marketing coordinator at the Liberty shop. They welcomed a son, Turner, in 2012.
In his spare time, Hans enjoys cutting wood, growing food, reading, skiing, and rowing, and is also assistant chief at the Brooks Fire Department. He looks forward to building his own sailboat in the near future, based on the designs of Captain Havilah Hawkins, Jr.
Hans Albee's Energy System
In 2010, Hans installed a 40-evacuated tube solar hot water system to supplement his home’s Rinnai on-demand propane hot water heater. In addition to solar hot water, the Albee’s have also insulated their attic and basement and have a 5.6 kilowatt grid-tied solar electric array with a Pika Energy inverter and Coral Smart Battery storage.