PRESS RELEASE: 1/23/2018
Steve Snyder, Marketing Director
White River Junction, VT – Norwich Solar is pleased to announce that solar industry veteran Jim Merriam has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer where he will continue his mission of making it easy for businesses, schools, and municipalities to go solar, save money, and do good for the community.
Jim comes to Norwich Solar from SunCommon where he was Vice President of Operations. Merriam has previously worked in the renewable energy industry as VP of Operations at Northern Power Systems and at groSolar where he served as Chief Operating Officer.
Jim Merriam is familiar to many in Vermont as the longtime Director of Efficiency Vermont, the nation’s first statewide energy efficiency utility.
Jim who holds an electrical engineering degree and an MS in Engineering Management was attracted to the technical competence of Norwich Solar and their community-centric approach to building solar.
“I am excited to be working with such a talented team that is focused on making sure every business has the opportunity to reduce their energy bills while helping the environment and local economy at the same time. I feel fortunate to be able to do this work every day,” Jim Merriam said of his move to Upper Valley-based Norwich Solar.
“We are excited to add Jim to our team to help us focus on serving our customers and the community even better. Jim’s past renewable energy experience, as well as his previous focus at Efficiency Vermont supporting businesses, low-income Vermonters, and communities helps us bring even greater value to our customers,” said Norwich Solar president Joel Stettenheim.
About Norwich Solar
Norwich Solar’ team of engineers, researchers, scientists, and business development professionals brings a unique combination of technical, financial, corporate, and clean energy experience. The company provides turnkey solar electric services to commercial and industrial businesses, municipalities, schools, and institutional customers. Their comprehensive services include project 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 energy technologies to reduce the cost of renewable energy. The company has since been awarded nearly $3 million in grants from the Department of Energy’s SunShot program for research and development and installed more than 4.5 MW of solar photovoltaic systems since 2013.
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