Kevin Bailey — High Peaks Solar
John Blittersdorf — CV Solar & Wind
Dr. Charles Canham — Cary Institute of Ecological Studies
Wyldon Fishman — NY Solar Energy Society
Jim Gilmour — Jim Gilmour Music
Dr. Joshua Ginsberg — Cary Institute of Ecological Studies
Bruce Hecksel
Patchouli & Terra Guitarra
Phil Henry — Phil Henry Band
Mike Kiernan — Bee the Change Honey
Bill Laberge — Grassroots Solar
Giovanni Maruca — Eden Renewables
Jesse McDougall — Studio Hill Farm
Julie Patchouli
Patchouli & Terra Guitarra
Gwendolen St. Sauveur, EI LEED, GA — BTF Residential Design

Keynote Sponsors

Farmer Mold & Machine Works, Inc. is an original equipment manufacturer specializing in the design and manufacture of custom machinery, plant automation and material handling for countless industry sectors worldwide.
Southview Arts provides professional and personal recording services and facilities. A very, very cool vibe, the studio has been in operation for more than twenty years. From major to indie-label projects, demos, spoken word to live on-location for broadcast, we have done it all.
Regenerative Food Network acts as a catalyst for the Good Food System by identifying local partners doing great work in their communities and empowering them with finance, infrastructure, and technology.

Workshop Sponsors

Eden Renewables is developing solar farms and energy storage throughout the US with a positive impact on the local environment and the communities that host them. Our holistic approach ensures that the people living and working near our solar farms receive the full benefits of locally generated clean power. Our pollinator-friendly solar farms also establish wildflower meadows around the panels which help support local agriculture.
The Global Meetinghouse connects people together — locally and globally — in an unrelenting quest to serve the common good. The objective of the Global Meetinghouse is to build upon the human interests and natural aptitude to network. The GMH helps individuals solve systemic problems by offering opportunities to share ideas, develop plans, offer success stories that can make a positive societal impact.
Grassroots Solar is southern Vermont’s leading solar and battery back-up company. They bring a wealth of knowledge to the intricacies of designing, financing and installing a system for home or business. Grassroots Solar will help you choose the best solar system for you.
Greenvest offers among the largest arrays of socially and environmentally responsible investing services and product choices available, with offices in Wells & Montpelier, VT, Arlington MA & Petaluma, CA.
High Peaks Solar is an owner operated photovoltaic systems installation company designing & installing residential, commercial, and community solar projects with a strong commitment to quality, customer service and attention to detail.
Northshire Bookstore is a family-owned, independent bookstore, with locations in Manchester Center, VT and Saratoga Springs, NY. Beyond striving to offer the finest and largest collections of new, used and rare books, as well as unique gifts to enrich and engage the mind, spirit and soul, they recognize that business occurs in the context of the greater collective and work hard to enrich our community.

The New York Solar Energy Society (NYSES) is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society dedicated to encourage the understanding and use of solar energy technologies through public outreach, to be a source of sound technical knowledge and to provide a forum to address critical regional and state issues relating to solar energy solutions.
Stiebel Eltron has been the world leader in the development of advanced water heating and energy-saving technology since 1924, and is know for engineering and manufacturing excellence in electric tankless water heaters, solar-thermal equipment, heat pump water heaters, and more.

Maintaining Sponsors

Climate Ride events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and the unforgettable combination of passion and purpose for environmental advocacy, education, and sustainable transportation. Whether you are a veteran rider, or have never done an overnight trip, consider joining the SolarFest Team.
CV Solar & Wind is a Vermont solar company specializing in off-grid and grid-tie PV, and small wind projects. John Blittersdorf has over 25 years of solar installation expertise, installing over 450 solar systems from Vermont and New York, all the way to Brazil.
Green Energy Times advances the opportunities at the intersection of business, technology and sustainability. Since 2009, Green Energy Times has chronicled, and been a catalyst for educational leadership in aligning environmental responsibility with profitable business practices, getting people motivated to move forward and be able to make educated decisions to seriously reduce their carbon footprint and become energy independent.
New York Geothermal Energy Organization (NY-GEO) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the use of ground-source heat pumps to heat and cool buildings throughout New York State.
Power Guru has the mission to help every one of our customers in Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts achieve energy independence. Our NABCEP and NYSERDA certified installers ensure our customers receive the highest quality design & service as we create clean and sustainable power for each and every one of the Power Guru family!
VSECU is a values-based financial cooperative that is open to everyone who lives or works in Vermont. Our vision is to inspire a movement that brings people together to empower the possibilities for greater financial, environmental, and social prosperity.