Ananda Hartzell Joins NST as VP of Engineering


Ananda HartzellVermont Business Magazine

Denise Sortor, September 19, 2017

White River Junction, VT – Norwich Solar, located in White River Junction, Vermont, and West Lebanon, New Hampshire, is pleased to announce that solar industry veteran Ananda Hartzell has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Hartzell brings over 15 years of industry experience, both national and international to Norwich Solar, having held senior management positions at groSolar, SMA, Power One (ABB) and Kaco New Energy.

Hartzell has developed and implemented engineering and program management strategies to facilitate the adoption, sale, and deployment of residential, commercial, and utility-scale solar electric technology projects. His addition to the Norwich Solar team will help the company manage and continue its dramatic growth in the commercial and industrial solar sector since its founding six years ago.

“We’re very excited to have Ananda join the team. His engineering and management experience fit ideally with our growing team,” said Troy McBride, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Norwich Solar. “Ananda’s deep technical acumen, strong industry background, and commercial-to-utility scale project experience make him an ideal fit.”

Norwich Solar provides turnkey services to commercial solar electric customers including Development, Design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Power Purchase Agreements, Structured Financial Solutions, and Long-Term Operations and Maintenance.

Norwich Solar was founded in 2011 with the mission of rapidly developing and commercializing cutting-edge innovations in clean technologies to reduce the cost of renewable energy while mitigating the effects of climate change. The company has since been awarded nearly $3 million in grants from the Department of Energy’s SunShot program for research and development.

Our growing team of engineers, researchers, scientists, and business development professionals brings an exceptional combination of technical, financing, corporate, and clean energy experience. Norwich Solar is now a leading developer of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the Upper Valley using its innovative EZ-PV MetaModule™ system for streamlining and reducing the cost of solar array installations.