Clean Power & Light

"Energy security . . . economic security . . . environmental security . . . and national security . . . are all inextricably linked."

-- Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret)

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Who We Are

Clean Power & Light (CP&L) designs and develops renewable energy projects, provides job training for the new energy economy, and promotes sustainability policies.

We combine clean energy solutions with state of the art design for municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and individuals.

Based on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, CP&L specializes in community-oriented sustainability projects that increase long-term resilience, affordability, and security of power generation and distribution -- strengthening our clients, protecting our communities, and preparing for the future of the planet.

We believe that clean, reliable and affordable energy can and should be available to all citizens in all economic circumstances at all times, now and in the future.

Focus

CP&L's PRINCIPAL AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:

  • Renewable energy generation and storage for municipalities
  • Solar generation and storage for low income communities
  • Community shared solar (CSS) generation and storage
  • Education, job training and community development

NOTICE:  Solar incentive programs in Massachusetts are about to change with the introduction of the new Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program.  If you're wondering how to take best advantage of the new SMART program, we have answers.

Job Training

We view each project as an incubator for job creation and job training for relevant jobs in the new energy economy.  We work with local contractors, communities, educational institutions and social service organizations to provide training and hands-on experience for people of all ages and experience levels: young people just getting started and unemployed workers in need of new opportunities.

Renewable energy and sustainability initiatives are creating thousands of new, well-paying jobs worldwide, and CP&L is dedicated to making those numbers grow.

Process

The multi-disciplinary CP&L team works with clients from idea to realization: from the earliest conceptual stages to navigation of the regulatory environment, to grant and proposal writing, to project management, to procurement, and finally, to implementation.

We take pride in thinking creatively every step of the way, finding unexpected opportunities and generating inventive solutions. We focus not just on the project itself, but also on its potential benefits to the broader community.

Every project is unique, but almost all proceed according to these steps and procedures:

I. IDEAS
Everything begins with ideas. The business of CP&L is to make the most of each one, and maximize the potential of each clean energy project. We surprise our clients by showing them how to get more out of clean energy opportunities than they thought possible.

II. PLANNING & DESIGN
To help identify the most favorable options for our clients, CP&L continuously navigates the often intricate maze of clean energy laws, regulations and policies.  Renewable energy is evolving rapidly.  Progress is accelerating.  As conditions change, policies change, and we keep our clients informed with updates and improvements as they happen. 

Beginning with a preliminary project proposal, we work with clients to refine project scope to meet desired outcomes. Details are formalized in a Project Management Plan which includes:

  • the scope of work
  • schedule
  • cost
  • risk assessment
  • procurement
  • job training, and
  • community benefit

We bring elegance and beauty to the design of every project. Our goal is to make each finished work an inspiration to the owner and to the community in which it is located.

III. IMPLEMENTATION
Guided by the Project Management Plan, we shepherd the project to completion.  Working with our clients conscientiously and transparently, we take great pride in clear, precise communication that is the foundation of every successful project.  

Clients

OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

  • Municipalities
  • Affordable housing agencies and developers
  • Commercial, residential, and not-for profit property owners interested in hosting community shared solar generation sites
  • Residential clients looking for creative solutions

WHY WORK WITH US

We enjoy working with ambitious clients who are eager to make clean energy statements with the kind of elegance that inspires others to make statements of their own. Our clients are change makers who share our passion for aesthetics as much as science, and our interest in making renewable beautiful. We do this through:

  • Concept design
  • Engineering design
  • Architectural design
  • Landscape design
  • Craftsmanship

Our clients look ahead, and are willing to take extra steps in order to widen the benefits and deepen the impact of each project. With enough thought, care, and imagination, clean power installations of any kind can go where they not only function best, but look best, and, ideally, address multiple sustainability goals at the same time. 

Team

JIM BAUER
Project & Client Development, Finance

TOM BAUER, AIA
Project Design & Management

CHARLES HIRSHBERG
Communications & Research

TOM KEELEY
Vocational Education Liaison

THOMAS LAETZ, PhD
Project Evaluation & Planning

SEAN LEACH
New Technology

ERIN LYNG
Urban Planning & Community Development

JEFF LYNG
Policy Advisor, Legislative Liaison

ROBERT WILSON, PhD
Advisor, Renewable Project Development

 

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