Community Engagement in Bethel, Maine

Community Engagement in Bethel, Maine

By Mauli Sand

Several months ago, National Renewable Solutions (NRS) began developing a solar project near the western boundary of the state of Maine. Located just 3.5 miles east of the town center of Bethel, this project was aptly named the Bethel Solar Project. Led by the efforts of our Director of Solar, Brad Wilson, this project went from a dormant gravel pit to a fully permitted, interconnected, surveyed and designed 3MW solar development asset. Since then, NRS partnered with Summit Ridge Energy, which now owns 100% of the project. Construction has begun, and the Bethel Solar Project will soon be a source of clean energy for Maine energy customers.

While developing renewable energy projects may be the “outward facing” business of National Renewable Solutions, we believe engaging and building relationships with the people who live and work in our project communities is at the heart of what we do. In fact, many of us admit that it’s the part of our job that we love most. Typically, as we are in the throes of development work, we look for ways to invest in the communities where we develop projects to ensure everyone benefits from the project—not just those with solar panels or turbines spinning...Read more.

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Meet With Us
NRS is proud to be a primary sponsor of the Colorado Solar and Storage Conference (COSSA) in Denver, CO from January 31st to February 2nd, 2022. We look forward to visiting with you at the opening reception on Monday, January 31st, and throughout the conference. In addition, members of the NRS staff will be setting up appointments to discuss the pipeline of renewable projects in Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico to support renewable goals and customer needs.    
We have begun reaching out on social media and through email contacts for those currently registered for the conference.

If you wish to schedule an appointment to meet in person, please contact:

Mark Russell at  | Mobile: 913.956.9661
Chase Cheshire at | Mobile: 505.261.9826
Our Team
Meet Our New Team Member

Rob Shoener, Technical Director

With almost 20 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, Rob is the Technical Director for NRS.
Throughout his career, Rob has driven nearly every phase of a wind development project from site prospecting, land leasing and permitting, through project design, contracting and construction. Most recently Rob was a project manager for repower and greenfield construction projects for Pattern Energy. Prior to that he managed the planning of wind, solar and transmission projects both for Pattern and as a consultant.
Rob is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states. He holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Lehigh University and resides in San Diego, CA.

Scott Schuchhardt, Controller of NRS

We are very excited to announce the promotion of Scott Schuchhardt to Controller of NRS!

Since joining us in June, Scott has done an exemplary job immersing himself into the finance and operations of the Company and assisting in the development of our reporting templates and annual audit process. We are very fortunate to have him on our team! 

Congrats Scott! Thank you for all you do!
We Are Hiring!
NRS is looking to expand its current staff with qualified people with experience within the renewable energy sector in the areas of construction management, marketing, development, finance, and resource engineering. If this is you, please inquire with a cover letter and resume to
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Project Developer
Project Development
A Season of Giving Back
NRS believes in working with and supporting the community in which we develop our projects. Last month, NRS, on behalf of the Kerlin Rise and Antelope Ridge Projects, was honored to contribute to the United Way of Eastern NM to help supply heaters to families in need during winter within Quay, Curry, and Roosevelt counties in New Mexico.

Knowing food shelves are particularly in need during the holidays, we also had NRS Team members coordinate a canned food drive benefiting Matt 25 Hope Center in Clovis, NM.
*Prize winner from (SCOR) Board's annual "A Nite at the Races" fundraiser on New Year's Eve 2021 at the Sedgwick County fairgrounds in Colorado.
In Colorado, a local landowner on the Sedgwick County Organized Recreation (SCOR) Board told us for their need of donations for their annual fundraiser held on New Year's Eve to raise funds for athletic-related projects within Sedgwick County. NRS was able to contribute, which helped fund prizes for the night's lucky winners.

“In a small town it is a blessing to see how many people contribute toward making projects happen. We truly appreciate all that came out to participate in the festivities, those that made donations toward the event, and to those who volunteered their time to make this event a success.”
– Kimberly Orth, Board Member of SCOR

NRS was only able to make these contributions through the suggestions from our landowners, and we appreciate their collaboration. We are always looking to partner with local organizations that benefit our project’s communities. We encourage our landowners to reach out to us for any future opportunities!
Development Team in Colorado
Overland Pass Wind development team members were in Colorado a few weeks back. They were able to immerse themselves in the local indulgences, while getting the new project office settled. The Team is looking forward to getting back to Julesburg in February!
Alex meeting with local landowners
at Happy Jack's BBQ in Holyoke, CO.
Alex, Brittany, and Grant eating at D&J Cafe in Julesburg, CO across from our new project office in Sedgwick County, CO.
Grant at the Old Train Station in Sterling after meeting with local officials in Logan County, CO.
NRS Joke of the Month
What do wind turbines talk about?

Nothing special. They just shoot the breeze.
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Phone: (952) 473-7500
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