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Mark-final-webMark Durrenberger

Mark, New England Clean Energy’s founder and president, is the only nuclear engineer we know making a living selling solar panels. Throughout various career stages (information technology, program management and management consulting, in addition to nuclear engineering), he was itching to help slow global climate change in some way. He achieved that by founding New England Clean Energy in 2006.

Mark speaks regularly* about solar, renewable energy and energy efficiency at continuing education programs and community events. He has delivered Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” presentation 30+ times.

Mark is treasurer of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), and a NABCEP-certified PV Technical Sales Professional. In 2012, he was named Worcester Business Journal’s Small Business Leader of the Year.

He has a master’s degree in energy engineering and a bachelor’s in nuclear engineering from UMass Lowell. Mark lives in Hudson and is very active in the community, including regular turns on the stage in regional theatre productions. He has been married 30 years and has triplets and multiple cats.

* Interested in booking Mark for a talk to your group? Contact us here.


Jim-final-webJim Elkind

Jim brought his extensive background in finance, strategy and systems to the Chief Executive Officer role in April 2013, after acting as our Solarize program manager for a year.

Jim’s many senior positions have included vice president at Integra Technology Consulting, head of his own management consultancy, director of operations at Tilion, Inc., and senior manager at KPMG Consulting. He has advised companies including General Electric and T-Mobile.

He was Community Coordinator for the town of Harvard’s 2011 Solarize program, which resulted in 400+ kW of solar power being installed. He has served as a member of the Harvard (MA) Energy Advisory Committee, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Harvard Conservation Trust board of directors; and as a LEED Green Associate.

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Harvard University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School. In his spare time, he skis, bikes, reads and spends time with his wife and two children. He lives in Harvard, MA.


Bill-final-webBill Carr

Bill is Vice President of Operations at New England Clean Energy, and a NABCEP-certified PV Installation Professional.

After a successful career as a software developer and project lead for companies small and large (Digital, Siemens, EMC and Compaq), Bill began taking renewable energy classes and plotting a career move.

In 2007, he became Mark’s first partner (they met coaching Hudson youth soccer), overseeing operations and purchasing. His waste-not-want-not ethic, cultivated as a child watching his mother recycle newspapers and re-use grocery bags before it was the norm, serves the company well.

Bill is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science. In his spare time, he does things like convert a Prius hybrid car into a home generator, and mentor FIRST robotics teams at Assabet Valley and Blackstone Regional high schools. He lives in Hudson, MA with his wife and pack of Welsh Corgis, and has a daughter.


Jon-final-webJonathan Williams

Jonathan, Vice President of Installation and Service, oversees all of our installations and crews. He graduated fifth in his class from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and earned both his Journeyman and Masters Electrician Licenses before he was 23 years old.

Jonathan began his solar career with New England Clean Energy in 2008 and has since installed or overseen the installation of all of the company’s hundreds of installations. Jonathan instills in our crews a professional work ethic and commitment to quality, safety and cleanliness, that are responsible for much of the company’s topnotch reputation.

Jonathan is a NABCEP-certified PV Installation Professional, and a member of the Electrical Wiring Advisory Committee at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

When not adding more solar to the world, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife, and kayaking and camping in Maine. Originally from Westborough, he now lives in Northbridge, MA.