"Energy security . . . economic security . . . environmental security . . . and national security . . . are all inextricably linked."
-- Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret)
-- Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn, USN (Ret)
Clean Power & Light (CP&L) designs and develops renewable energy projects and promotes sustainability policies and practices.
We combine clean energy solutions with state of the art design for businesses, not-for-profit organizations, 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.
CP&L's SPECIAL AREAS OF CONCENTRATION:
Renewable energy generation and storage for not-for-profit organizations and low income communities
Community shared solar (CSS) generation and storage
Education, job training and community development
On solar projects, CP&L works closely with Boston-based Resonant Energy. By financing and building high-quality solar arrays through local partnerships with nonprofits, houses of worship, affordable housing developments, small businesses, and homeowners across the income spectrum, Resonant fulfills its mission is to help underrepresented communities take their place at the forefront of the global transition to clean energy.
The multi-disciplinary CP&L team works with clients from idea to realization: from the earliest conceptual stages to navigation of the regulatory environment, project management, procurement, and finally, 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:
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
job training, and
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.
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.
OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Business and residential clients looking for creative solutions
Affordable housing agencies and developers
Commercial, residential, and not-for profit property owners interested in hosting community shared solar generation sites
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:
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.
Project & Client Development, Finance
TOM BAUER, AIA
Project Architectural Design & Management
Communications & Research
Vocational Education Liaison
THOMAS LAETZ, PhD
Project Evaluation & Planning
Urban Planning & Community Development
Policy Advisor, Legislative Liaison
ROBERT WILSON, PhD
Advisor, Renewable Project Development