September 6–8, 2017

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Vermont Climate Economy Business Leaders

From solar panels, trackers and energy storage, to compost, transportation, and green building design, Vermont businesses are transforming the state towards a low carbon future. Meet with business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs and visit models of climate economy innovation. 

Vermont Climate Economy Business Leaders will be led by Chad Farrell of Encore Renewable Energy, and Ted Brady of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Encore Renewable Energy South Burlington Landfill Solar Project

Tour a 2.2MWp net metered solar array at the City of South Burlington’s closed and capped landfill. 

Speaker: Chad Farrell, Encore Renewable Energy; Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of the VT Agency of Commerce and Community Development 

All Earth Renewables

A Vermont company with national recognition as an innovative company with thirty years of experience in the renewable energy industry.

Speaker: David Blittersdorf, CEO of All Earth Renewables 

US DOE Regional Test Center

The Vermont Regional Test Center is one of five DOE sites across the US analyzing the performance of emerging solar technologies and helping drive innovation in the US solar sector. 

Speaker: Laurie Burnham, Sandia National Laboratories


A Vermont company at the forefront of energy storage and power conversion solutions.

Speaker: Chip Palombini, Dynapower 

Ben & Jerry’s Corporate Office

Tour the Ben and Jerry’s Office and discuss the company's innovation and leadership around corporate sustainability and responsibility.

Speaker: Rob Michalak, Ben & Jerry’s

Burlington International Airport Rooftop Solar

Visit the Burlington Airport to tour Encore Renewable Energy’s commercial-scale solar project located on the rooftop of the airport parking garage. Hear about the creative public-private partnership between Encore, the Burlington Airport, and the Burlington Electric Department. 

Speaker: Gene Richards, Burlington International Airport; Darren Springer, Burlington Electric Department; Chad Farrell, Encore Renewable Energy