Our Background

The roots of sustainability and renewable energy run deep within our company. We are proud to say our employees have over 30 years of experience within this industry. AED is a partially owned subsidiary of Aeronautica Windpower, LLC, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of mid-scale wind turbines. Although turbine agnostic, this relationship provides AED with unique capabilities and an unparalleled understanding of the wind energy marketplace that you will not find in other design, engineering and development firms. We truly understand the issues in the renewable energy marketplace, and can help you take advantage of hidden opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

Company History

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Brian D. Kuhn

(Principal, Product and Project Development)

Mr. Kuhn was first involved in the Renewable Energy Industry in 1978. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Energy Systems and Business (a mixture of Mechanical Engineering and Business), from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst, MA (1977). During his time at UMass he studied under Professor William Heronemus, a noted naval architect and world-renowned primary investigator for off-shore wind systems. He was a member of a small team of engineers that designed and built the first UMass Solar Habitat and Wind Furnacefor the Department of Energy. This wind turbine introduced many innovations, including the use of a 3 bladed, variable pitch rotor and the use of a monopole tower, features that are now standard in today’s modern wind turbine designs. The Wind Furnaceturbine is currently heading to a new home at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. The wind turbine and solar habitat later went on to become the highly respected Renewable Energy Research Laboratory at UMass.

During the early 1980’s Brian served as National Solar Specialist for Rheem/Ruud Water Heater Company – the largest manufacturer of water heaters in the world. He was responsible for the training of a national network of dealers and distributors in commercial and residential solar products.

Kuhn offers the perspective of over 30 years of product and service development in the fields of Energy, Real Estate and general marketing. He currently teaches Wind Power and Solar Energy courses at Cape Cod Community College in Barnstable, MA and Bristol Community College in Fall River, MA. He has had several articles published about solar and wind power. He is a member of the National Association of Home Builders and the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. He works with various Wind Working Groups around the country to promote Community Wind projects and is instrumental in providing technical expertise to dealers, customers and affiliates.

In his hometown of Plymouth, MA, Mr. Kuhn has served as Chairman for the Plymouth Energy Committee (PEC), a volunteer advisory group which reports to the Board of Selectmen.  He is the principal author of Plymouth 2020, a plan which calls for virtually all of Plymouth’s Municipal electricity to be produced by renewable sources in time for the town’s 400th anniversary.

brian.kuhn@assocenergy.com

Meet the Team

We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow

Brian Kuhn

Brian Kuhn

CEO, Founder

Brian is the Founder and CEO of Associated Energy. He is a 35 year veteran of the renewable energy industry and is involved in all management and P&L aspects of the company.

Joe Loud

Joe Loud

Director of Corporate Development

As Director of Corporate Development, Joe is responsible for the growth of the Sales and Marketing of AED and for the establishment of our funding sources. Joe brings 15 years of real estate development and funding background to the company.

Jason Patry

Jason Patry

Project Coordinator

As project coordinator it is Jason’s responsibility to make sure a project is able to be installed, and that the installation and subsequent operations occur smoothly. Jason brings 6 years of solar installation capability to the team.

Erika Madison

Erika Madison

Renewable Energy Specialist, Account Manager

Erika Madison handles analysis of wind projects and is involved with many projects across the country and internationally. Her goal is to increase Distributed Generation wind projects, especially in her home state of NY.

Jason Kuhn

Jason Kuhn

Manager, Network Operations Center

Jason runs our Network Operations Center, where all wind and solar systems are checked for performance daily. He is also an FAA Certified drone pilot, and uses our drones for servicing and photography. Bad solar cells are quite noticeable using Infrared imagery.

Matt White

Matt White

Incentives Guru

In the solar world, understanding the incentive programs you are working under is very important for financial success. In addition to other analysis work, Matt is our resident associate who stays up-to-date on these incentives, including the new Massachusetts S.M.A.R.T. program, which makes him our resident SMART guy.

Rick Bennett

Rick Bennett

Operations Specialist

Rick Bennett is our Operations Specialist. With 15 years of Business Management experience, Rick either facilitates or manages the necessary personnel to ensure a smooth Sales to Operations transition, Project Funding, Evaluation and Management, Vendor Relations, and continually assists with the overall growth and vision of the company.

Dan Mascroft

Dan Mascroft

Sales Engineer

Dan Mascroft has over 10 years of renewable energy experience and specializes in project feasibility, management, and business development. Mr. Mascroft has a passion for renewable energy technology as a means to lift all of society to a clean & green future.

Dawn Hurley

Dawn Hurley

Office Administrator

Every office needs someone to pull things together and Dawn fills that role as Office Manager. Along with doing the bookkeeping, she works with all other associates and is the Gatekeeper to the office.