The principals of Novus Energy Development have extensive experience in all aspects of developing renewable energy projects: siting, permitting, interconnection, power contracting, construction, operations and maintenance. We have also have strong relationships with strategic partners that have become integral to our development process. With our experience and network we are now focusing our efforts to develop and build PV solar energy projects throughout the Northeast.

Louis T. Bravakis – Managing member and CEO

For the past 12 years Mr. Bravakis has been the lead developer for numerous successful biomass energy and combined heat and power projects throughout the Northeast. From 2008 – 2011 Mr. Bravakis was one of the lead developers for a 75 MW biomass-energy facility currently under construction.  Prior to that he was the founder and served as President of a company that designed manufactured and installed over 100 biomass gasification systems throughout the U.S.

He has over 30 years experience in the renewable energy field and holds a degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College.

Alex Bravakis – Partner and President of Project Development

Mr. Bravakis takes the lead on identifying and analyzing new development opportunities. He also manages and coordinates the involvement of all strategic partners along with the day-to-day activities for every project under development. Before joining Novus in 2012 Mr. Bravakis was the Associate Vice President of Project Development for Laidlaw Energy Group, an experience biomass energy development firm located in New York City. Prior to that Mr. Bravakis worked for a real estate investment firm that developed and financed affordable housing projects throughout New York City.

He holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Strategic Partners

Solar Power Engineering – PV Systems Engineer

SPESolar Power Engineering  is an engineering firm focusing on the design and implementation of commercial Photovoltaic systems.  SPE   has over 10 MW of PV experience ranging from conceptual design to construction documents to system commissioning. SPE works with Novus Energy Development as their lead engineer to design PV Systems that provide the greatest return on investment.  This is done by efficiently using the area available for the array, selecting reliable cost effective system components, and commissioning the system to ensure that all system components are operating at peak levels. Please visit their website at:


Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand - Certificate of Public Good Counsel 


Dunkiel Saunders helps renewable energy producers, energy-efficiency service providers, and other clean technology developers make a  positive difference in a rapidly evolving economic and regulatory landscape.  Their clients include independent power producers and wholesalers, municipalities, and Vermont’s energy-efficiency utility.  Attorneys in their energy practice have worked on matters involving virtually every type of renewable energy facility, including wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas, hydroelectric, and combined heat power (CHP).

Dunkiel Saunders acts as lead counsel for Novus with regard to permitting and public approval of all solar projects. Please visit their website at:

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