R. Carter Scott


R. Carter Scott is President of Transformations, Inc., a sustainable development and building company in Townsend, Massachusetts.  His passion for solar energy began in high school where he wrote papers on solar energy.  He graduated from Northeastern University with an industrial engineering degree and has been a leader in the Massachusetts Zero Energy home building and Low Impact Development movements.  He has authored feature articles for the Solar Today magazine, enjoyed a Zero Energy presentation on the Discovery Channel, and has lectured extensively in the Northeast and beyond.  In 2009, Transformations received the $15,000 award for its affordable entry in Zero Energy Challenge competition and the Excellence in Private Sector Leadership from Mass Energy Consumers Alliance.  He is currently a member of the Governor Patrick’s Net Zero Energy Building Advisory Council.


His company develops and builds Zero Energy residential developments, builds out zero energy projects for other developers, builds zero energy custom homes and install solar electric systems for residential, commercial and builder clients.

Marty Poutry

Business Manager

Marty brings a strong business and entrepreneurial background as well as a long-standing commitment to the community and environment to the Transformations team.  After attaining a bachelor's degree from Daniel Webster College in Aviation Management/Flight Training, he found his roots in business.  A short stint in the corporate sector showed him that he could achieve better results on his own and he started and operated his own business for 15 years.  This, coupled with a long background in real estate, development and community involvement rounds out his resume.  Environmentally, he was an early pioneer in the Harvard Elm Project which fostered the care and saving of the stately elms in his home town at a time when they were dying by the thousands from Dutch elm disease.  This gained him national praise with being awarded two consecutive presidential recognitions for his work.  He continues to work to this day, sitting on the Devens Enterprise Commission, an agency committed to sustainable development which has garnered international attention.  Marty believes in giving back to the area that has treated him so well throughout his life utilizing  motto of "Think global, act local."

derek brain

PV Project Manager

Derek came to the solar industry through an interest in sustainability and energy efficiency in the built environment. After a career as a woodworker and then a product designer and production manager, Derek received a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard Extension School. The fact that there’s a huge opportunity for change in the way buildings are designed to maximize efficiency and sustainability, drew Derek to want to be a part of that change. Derek enjoys photography, playing music with his young son and working on his three-decker in Somerville with his awesome wife Danielle in his free time.

ted sawyer

PV Project Manager

A New Haven, CT native, “To Serve, To Strive, and Not To Yield” was the creed while Ted was growing up.  Early childhood involvement with Outward Bound schools and their philosophies inspired Ted to explore ecosystems across the planet and major in Sustainable Resource Development and Management at Prescott College.  After a 15 year career as a network design engineer and planner in the telecommunications field and raising a son and daughter in Kansas City, he returned to the East Coast to follow the ambitions of his youth.  Ted now applies Outward Bound’s motto by striving to make the paradigm shift to clean energy a reality.   PV and Thermal Hybrid systems are his tools.