As a Commercial Solar Developer, John Branagan assists municipal and large commercial customers in New Hampshire in achieving their solar goals while meeting financial objectives. Before joining ReVision, John crafted a career in energy efficiency after decades of experience Outdoor Retail Industry.
John grew up in York Harbor, Maine where he first developed his love for the outdoors and snow. While at University of Southern Maine, he discovered his passion for backcountry snowboarding in the nearby White Mountains. He joined the snow sports industry back when New England winters were reliably snow-filled, and winter rain was uncommon.
He moved to Portsmouth, NH and joined the Timberland Company which both fit and shaped his values. He established a new perspective on the role of business as corporate citizens, exemplified by the company ethos that “Doing Well and Doing Good are inextricably linked”. He focused his company volunteer hours mentoring City Year NH staff, sewing for the homeless, and eagerly joining his fellow employees in annual workdays with the Mt. Agamenticus Conservation Region.
Excited to work with a domestic manufacturer, John accepted a position with Sterling Rope in Biddeford, ME. As the director of Brand and Marketing he was responsible for self-funding cause-marketing partnerships with The Access Fund and The American Alpine Club. Overtime John grew discouraged by the amount of “stuff” produced in the pursuit of outdoor recreation. He created the Sterling Rope Recycling Program, which was acknowledged by industry publications and peer companies like Patagonia.
Despite being able to weave his values with his career it was not enough. He left the industry he knew and loved to pursue more impactful work to combat the climate crisis. In 2013 he joined a fellow Timberland alum to start Affinity LED, a company specializing in LED lighting solutions for municipalities and commercial businesses. While at Affinity, John oversaw the streetlight conversion of over 80 communities, providing significant savings in energy and cost.
John brings his experience and passion for ethical business, community organizing, climate action, and love for the outdoors to ReVision. He proudly calls southern Maine and greater seacoast his home. When he is not playing outdoors, he makes time to advocate for renewable energy locally serving on the board of the Sustainability Alliance – SEAREI.org of Portsmouth, NH. He also serves on the Mt Agamenticus Steering Committee representing the Town of South Berwick where he lives with his wife, son, and two awesome rescue dogs Dolce and Max.