Born and raised in Pittsford Vermont, John was always fascinated with the natural world and thinking about living a sustainable lifestyle. He attended Colorado State University majoring in Forestry where he spent time in national parks familiarizing himself with Earth's resources. While at University, John got his pilots license and worked as an aerial photographer. After college and some fill in work at Killington Ski Area, he enlisted in the Navy where his interest in aviation and electronics led to avionics training at NAS Memphis and NAS Pawtuxant River, and eventually stationed at NAS Rota Spain, working as a Avionic Technician on various Naval navogatopm amd communications systems and continued to fly and ski when he had the time. After his service, Mr. Blittersdorf moved back to Vermont and began his first off-grid project: his own home on Mt. Nickwackett.
After spending some time out west, John moved back home to Vermont where he worked at Killington Mountain, assisting the resort with various repairs and maintenance projects. In his free time, while not on the slopes, John could be found flying above the Green Mountains.
John immersed himself in wind and power at NRG Systems before leaving to start Central Vermont Solar & Wind in 1996. Operating out of several locations in Rutland, John eventually sold his company to Rob Stubbins Electrical Contractors in 2016 where he headed the solar division. Currently, John owns and operates CV Wind Service and continues to specialize in off grid and backup solar and wind installations.
Today, John's homestead is completely off grid, powered by solar and water fed by a natural spring. His expertise makes him a valuable board member of the SolarFest Renewable Energy Festival. He has helped over 450 happy residents and businesses of Vermont and New York with their various power systems. He looks forward to helping you live a more sustainable, off-grid lifestyle!