Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 23rd March
With a goal of combining our strength to accelerate the regional transition to renewable energy combined with storage, ReVision Energy is excited to announce that we’re joining forces with Pittsfield, Maine-based Insource Renewables.
The employee owners of Insource Renewables have entered into an agreement that will allow its staff to become the newest employee owners of ReVision Energy and will bring Insource under the ReVision Energy brand.
ReVision and Insource have long been values and mission-aligned companies. While competing in the open market, we’ve fought side-by-side in the state house to drive forward solar policy in Maine, which culminated in the passage of the transformational LD1711 policy that opened up the solar farm, mid- and large-scale solar, and utility solar markets in Maine.
By joining forces under the ReVision banner, the stronger unified company will be better able to tackle the regulatory challenges in Maine’s rapidly expanding solar market, offer the legendary customer service both companies are known for, and grow our workforce to meet the surging demand for zero-emission solutions.
Insource CEO Vaughan Woodruff, a former instructor and technical consultant for several prominent national solar workforce initiatives, will be charged with leading and expanding the ReVision Energy Training Center (RETC). RETC was created in 2018, when ReVision became the first solar company in the nation to launch a state-certified training program that streamlines the lengthy process of helping individuals move through the stages of becoming an apprentice, journeyman and licensed master electrician. This effort was launched in response to the long-standing industry shortage of electricians. Under Woodruff’s leadership, RETC will be expanded to incorporate training in other technical aspects of the industry, leadership development, and business development.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to welcome Vaughan Woodruff and the Insource Renewables team into the ReVision Energy family. Workforce development is one of our industry’s most pressing challenges and we have high expectations that Vaughan will be able to help us address that issue by taking the helm of our homegrown ReVision Energy Training Center,” says ReVision co-founder Fortunat Mueller, “Vaughan’s deep background in leadership, technical training, education, employee ownership, and renewable energy policy make him an ideal candidate to be the director of RETC. In this role he will guide more of our present and future co-owners to higher levels of certification, licensure, and subject matter expertise across all of the clean technologies we are bringing to bear on our region’s fossil fuel consumption and emissions.”
We’re excited for you, our solar champion community, to benefit from a stronger, larger, group of employee-owners with solar technical expertise unrivaled by any in the Northeast.