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Dinse goes Solar!

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew PC proudly announces the completion of a renewable energy project intended to reduce the firm’s carbon footprint. Dinse serves as counsel to clients financing and developing renewable energy projects in Vermont and New York.

Dinse will benefit from the power generated by the 16.5 kW project consisting of 55 300-watt solar panels on the roof of the firm’s building at 209 Battery Street in Burlington, Vermont. The installation was coordinated by Encore Redevelopment of Burlington, Vermont, and designed and installed by Peck Solar of South Burlington, Vermont. The project was commissioned on April 9, 2014.

The solar array creates a clean renewable energy resource for 25 to 30% of the electrical demand associated with the office equipment at Dinse, a 30-attorney firm.

“Dinse is a champion member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and we own our building, so we’ve been excited about a solar energy project for the firm,” says Leigh Cole, a partner at Dinse and leader of the firm’s Social Responsibility Committee. “We advise clients on the legal aspects of renewable energy projects but a project build-out is beyond our skill set. We’re lawyers, not developers. So we partnered with Chad Farrell and Encore Redevelopment and they brought the project to life within a few months. Their guidance and management made it easy for us.”

Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew PC is one of the largest law firms in Vermont and the northern tier of New York. We have the lawyers and resources to handle the most complex cases and transactions, including renewable energy projects. The firm has been a Champion member of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) since 2011. For more information, contact David Gurtman in our Renewable Energy practice group,, (802)859-7048.