Mad River Solar is a solar and battery storage development and consulting company based in Waitsfield, Vermont. We focus on large commercial and small utility scale solar and storage projects in New England. We also provide consulting services to other companies, municipalities and non-profits in need of solar or battery storage expertise.


Jared Alvord

Jared founded Mad River Solar in 2017 after seeing a long term opportunity for renewable energy and battery storage development in New England. He has over a decade of experience in solar and battery storage industries. Prior to founding Mad River Solar, he led M&A activities in the Eastern US for NextEra Energy Resources distributed generation team. In his career he has developed, constructed and financed over $175 million of solar and battery storage projects across the country. He is also passionate about the electrification of transportation and is currently consulting with multiple companies on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and commercial fleet electrification. He sees the future of energy continuing to be decentralized, digitized and decarbonized and is excited to be a part of it. 


He holds an MBA in Sustainable Innovation and a BS in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont. In the Mad River Valley, he is an officer with the Warren Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Fayston Development Review Board. When he is not thinking of the future of energy, he enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and sampling local beer with his wife, Emma, and rescue dog, Maggie Mae."