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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 a NABCEP-certified PV Technical Sales Professional and former treasurer of the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE). 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 first became involved with New England Clean Energy when he served as 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’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 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

Before getting into renewable energy, Bill spent 25 years as a software developer and project lead for large companies including Digital, Siemens, EMC and Compaq, and small businesses with a handful of employees.

Bill has been a closet environmentalist since childhood, when his mother recycled newspapers and re-used grocery bags long before it was the norm. In 2007, he became Mark’s first partner in New England Clean Energy. He is certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) as a Solar PV Installer™.

Bill is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Computer Science. He lives in Hudson, MA, with his wife and five Welsh Corgis.


Jon-final-webJonathan Williams

Jonathan joined New England Clean Energy in 2008, and retired from his full-time position with us in 2017 to pursue his passion for teaching. While actively involved in running the company, Jonathan oversaw the installations at New England Clean Energy. The crews continue to uphold his professional work ethic and commitment to quality, safety and cleanliness, which 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 he’s not teaching or talking solar, Jonathan enjoys spending time with his wife, and kayaking and camping in Maine. Originally from Westborough, he now lives in Northbridge, MA.