Our Team

The principals of Novus Energy Development have extensive experience in all aspects of developing renewable energy projects. From project siting, permitting, interconnection, power contracting, construction, operations and maintenance, we have the knowledge and experience to bring project to fruition. We at Novus believe that renewable energy is an integral part to our energy future, and we strive to develop projects that both fit the need and the scenic beauty of our Green Mountain State.

We have also longstanding relationships with strategic partners that have become integral to our development process. With our experience and network we have successfully brought many solar projects to Vermont making clean energy with a bright future.

Louis T. Bravakis
Partner and CEO

Prior to forming Novus Energy Development and successfully developing several megawatts of solar energy in Vermont, Mr. Bravakis was 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. Lou has made his home at the base of Worcester Mountain where he raised his three children with his wife for the last 40 years.

Alex Bravakis
Partner and President of Project Development

As a cofounder of Novus Energy Development, Mr. Bravakis takes the lead on all project development activities including working with landowners, customers, and regulators. He also leads the permitting work and is integral in 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. Alex was born and raised in Vermont and is now raising a family in Montpelier. He holds a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Consulting Partners

Solar Power Engineering
PV Systems Engineer

Solar 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: www.solarpowereng.com

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: www.dunkielsaunders.com

Krebs & Lansing Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Krebs and Lansing is a well established civil engineering and surveying firm located in Colchester, VT.  Our firm has been dedicated to providing high quality professional engineering, surveying, permitting and project management services for its clients since 1978. Please visit their website at: www.krebsandlansing.com

Arrowwood Environmental, LLC

“AE is owned and operated by ecologists and technicians with extensive experience in a wide variety of environmental sciences including wetland ecology, wildlife biology, botany, forestry, surface water hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, natural resource planning and geographic information systems. Our company is distinctively qualified to assist private and public entities in identifying, evaluating, mapping and protecting areas of natural significance and navigating regulatory requirements.” Please visit their website at: www.arrowwoodvt.com