Roger Dixon, the President and owner of Skylands Renewable Energy, LLC has been involved in the evolution of renewable energy systems for the past 37 years.  He is one of a few who has witnessed the increased sophistication of equipment and acceptability of renewable energy systems in the US and around the world.

As the first Certified Wind Site Assessor located on the East Coast, Mr. Dixon was asked to become a member of the State of New Jersey’s Renewable and Clean Energy Industry Workforce Advisory Council.  He was a member of a national wind industry committee that wrote the Small Wind Article for the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) and is a member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Exam Committee, helping to write the Small Wind Installer Certification Exam.  He also sits on a national committee that recommended and outlined the parameters for the NABCEP Wind Site Assessor Exam. 

As a charter member of the NJ Small Wind Working Group (NJSWWG), chairing the NJSWWG Highlands Committee, Economics Committee and the Small Wind Model Zoning Ordinance and Siting Committee, Mr. Dixon is uniquely qualified and has been a key participant in the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ (NJ BPU) Renewable Energy committee meetings.  He currently sits on the NJ BPU Solar Alternative Compliance Payment/Alternative Compliance Payment (SACP/ACP) Advisory Committee representing small wind developers.  Additionally, he sits on the On-Site Wind Stakeholders group helping to develop NYSERDA’s (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) On-Site Wind Incentive Program for 2010-2015.  He is a founding member of the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA).

His expertise and qualifications are internationally recognized and he provides wind turbine related consulting services for a variety of professional groups, including The Society of Industry Leaders, Gerson Lehrman Group Natural Resources Council and Vista International and served as an advisor to the University of California Riverside Wind Energy Project.  He is one of only two endorsed renewable energy vendors for the New Jersey Farm Bureau.

In addition to public speaking engagements, Mr. Dixon has taught Continuing Education courses for New Jersey licensed insurance and securities brokers, Certified Public Accountants and the Environmental Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association.  He has taught at the Montgomery County Community College, Central Campus in Blue Belle, PA and the Pottstown campus in Pottstown, PA, as well as the Bucks County Community College, Newton, PA campus.  He has also taught for SEI (Solar Energy International) at St. Francis University.  In addition, he has presented seminars on permitting and zoning to municipal employees, elected officials and interested business professionals on behalf of the NJ Board of Public Utilities at Rowan University, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Richard Stockton College, Ocean County College and Rutgers University.  Mr. Dixon was a guest speaker at the 2010 Atlantic Coast Agricultural Convention and Trade Show. 

Currently, Mr. Dixon is involved in numerous larger-scale commercial and municipal projects, as well as smaller, individual renewable energy installations.  He is a NJ CEP (Clean Energy Program) Approved Wind Turbine Installer and is a NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) Approved Wind Turbine Installer.  Additionally, he is a NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Certified Small Wind Installer, as well as an ASME/IACET Certified Rigging Instructor.

He is a member of the following organizations: