Encore Renewable Energy has brought aboard Doug MacDonald as engineering manager. MacDonald comes to Encore with more than 20 years of experience in renewable energy power systems and will add more in-house engineering expertise to further refine the commercial designs that define Encore’s success to date.
Prior to joining Encore, Doug spent the last three years working for SolarEdge Technologies as a Senior Application Engineer, managing design reviews for commercial PV projects. Before SolarEdge, Doug spent 10 years working as a PV and wind system Project Engineer at AllEarth Renewables, helping design and commission some of the earliest net-metered and Standard Offer projects in Vermont.
“Throughout Doug’s career, he’s proven himself not just as a top level renewable energy professional, but as someone who’s committed to innovation and expanding his knowledge base,” said Chad Farrell, Encore’s Founder and CEO. “We look forward to incorporating his aptitude for design and optimization as well as his passion for the values that we bring to our work every day.”
Prior to his role at AllEarth, Doug learned what it takes to design and build power systems during his seven-year tenure at Northern Power Systems, a company that manufactured harsh climate wind, solar, hybrid and cogeneration power systems for commercial applications. Northern Power was the ultimate learning endeavor, building a reliable engineering and controls system foundation that has helped him succeed throughout his career.
“Having seen the renewable energy industry grow and evolve over the past 20 years, its companies like Encore that are driving innovation and thus leading the way with respect to the delivery of the lowest cost, most reliable clean energy solutions for our region,” MacDonald said. “I can’t wait to get started on this next phase of my career with the team at Encore, many of whom I have enjoyed working with in the past.”
— Solar Builder magazine