An advocate for issues surrounding agriculture, energy, and the environment, Nick focuses on developing innovative projects and launching sustainable businesses in the US and abroad. Nick’s experience includes business origination, development, operations and fundraising as well as serving on several Congressional, Gubernatorial and Presidential campaigns.
Most recently, Nick has been a consultant to the Biomass Power Association, the nation’s leading trade organization for biomass power producers, and led business development efforts for Algasol Renewables, a global algal technology company based in Spain. In 2011, Nick launched Casco Solar LLC, a Maine-based firm seeking to become an independent power producer in Cyprus, Greece and Italy and later turned his focus to small-scale PV projects in the US and on implementing a Third Party Ownership Model (TPO) in New England for a privately-held energy services company. Aside from solar PV, Nick is working with strategic partners in the Middle East to develop and construct one of the region’s largest solar hot water facilities.
Nick studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford University, and earned his BA in Political Science from Bates College.
Brian specializes in strategic advisory services for a variety of energy matters, with a particular focus on the interplay between Federal and State regulations and how it impacts project finance and regulatory compliance for renewable energy projects.
Prior to Dirigo Solar, Brian was associated with several consultancies where he provided developers, investors and utilities with feasibility studies, market assessments and due diligence services for the acquisition of, and investment in, a variety of renewable generation assets. In 2006 and 2007, Brian developed the business case and managed asset origination for a London-based carbon trading fund. Brian has also developed case studies and client testimony on financial incentives and regulatory protocols for submission to legislative and regulatory authorities, including the United States Congress, Federal Agencies and State Public Utility Commissions as well as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Tulane Law School. Brian also received certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Humboldt University Faculty of Law in Berlin, Germany.