PORTLAND — MEREDA will hold its next morning menu breakfast event “Solar Power in Maine: What you need to know about investing in solar in Maine” 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St.
Breakfast is 7:30-8 a.m. followed by the program 7-9 a.m.
In 2019, the Maine Legislature passed a number of bills related to renewable energy development. After lagging our neighbors in the rest of New England in terms of solar deployment for the last decade, the new policy landscape promises to make Maine a leader in this area and provides substantial opportunities for local private investment for Maine’s real estate community. Come learn more about the new solar policy landscape in Maine, from design to financing to tax credits and the opportunities it provides for investors, owners, operators, developers, landowners and more.
Fortunat Mueller is president and co-founder of ReVision Energy, northern New England’s leading renewable energy installation contractor. ReVision Energy is a 100 percent employee owned, Certified B Corp dedicated to the professional design, installation and service of renewable energy systems and has offices in, Liberty, Portland, Brentwood, Enfield, New Hampshire and North Andover, Massachusetts.
Fortunat received a Masters Degree in Mechanical engineering from Brown University with a concentration in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maine and New Hampshire.
Justin Morren is a manager in BerryDunn’s Tax Consulting and Compliance Group. Morren is a seasoned advisor on tax treatments for pass-through entities, and brings a deep understanding of partnership and limited liability company taxation, including contributed property concerns and complex tax allocations. Morren provides planning, compliance, and consulting services to privately held entities in the professional services, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, real estate, and forest products industries. In this role, he has advised business owners on the tax benefits of renewable energy ITC tax credits. This experience includes tax planning using multiple year income tax projections for after-tax cash flow purposes and tax return compliance.
Jim Larrick has over 15 years of commercial banking experience, the past six years being with Mascoma Bank. The bank is a $1.8 billion mutual bank and Certified B Corp with offices in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. At Mascoma, Larrick serves as both a commercial lender and group manager, and he sits on the bank’s loan committee.
He also leads the bank’s efforts in commercial solar lending, maintaining a solid understanding of legislative rules and regulations. He has closed over $20 million in construction to permanent financing on commercial solar arrays. Jim graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and received his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Registering for this Event:
MEREDA Members: $45 each | Non-Members: $55 each. Prices increase by $10 after Dec. 5
Your RSVP is requested by Dec. 5. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers but fails to attend or who cancels after Dec. 5.
For more information and to register, visit mereda.org
MEREDA’s Morning Menu is Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank.