Deals & Partnerships

BidEnergy Acquires RealWinWin

Carl Weinschenk

Energy accounting firm BidEnergy has acquired RealWinWin, a company that specializes in energy efficiency rebate administration. The press release says that the acquisition furthers progress toward BidEnergy’s goal of establishing itself in the finance, procurement, energy and facilities departments of organizations with hundreds of facilities. Adding rebate administration to its Source-to-Pay platform, BidEnergy says, can minimize   …Continue Reading


Cushman & Wakefield Acquires EnSite Solutions

Carl Weinschenk

Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield said yesterday that they have acquired EnSite Solutions. EnSite, according to the press release, provides maintenance and repair of HVAC, generators, uninterruptable power supply (UPS) and fire protection equipment. It offers maintenance programs for data centers, telecommunications companies and health care facilities. Commentary in the release says that   …Continue Reading


Pella Acquires Duratherm Windows

Carl Weinschenk

Window manufacturer Pella Corp. says that it has acquired Duratherm Windows Corp. Duratherm designs and manufactures customizable hardwood windows and doors. The transaction took effect on Nov. 1, with Duratherm maintaining its brand name, which is marketed to the high end window and architectural communities. Pella has acquired two other companies during the past two   …Continue Reading


Tecogen Acquiring American DG Energy

Carl Weinschenk

Cogeneration firm Tecogen says it has entered into an agreement to acquire American DG Energy. Tecogen says that it will get the flexibility to market to organizations without the financing, sufficient capital or the desire to own equipment. The combined firm also will have a stable revenue base and will save about $1 million by   …Continue Reading


Urjanet and THG Link

Carl Weinschenk

Urjanet and THG Energy Solutions have announced a partnership. The deal will combine Urjanet’s automated and standardized utility data with THG’s Web-based energy management platform. More specifically, Urjanet will provide customer utility data to THG. That data, the press release says, will be imported into its Energy Intelligence Suite. THG provides utility bill management services   …Continue Reading


Tesla and Panasonic Sign Non-Binding Letter of Intent

Carl Weinschenk

Tesla and Panasonic have signed a non-binding letter of intent to collaborate on the manufacture and production of photovoltaic cells and modules in SolarCity’s Buffalo, NY, facility. The agreement is contingent on the closing of SolarCity acquisition by Tesla. The equipment that is produced will integrate with Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack to create an end-to-end   …Continue Reading


Orem, UT Gets an Energy Facelift

Carl Weinschenk

Orem, with a population of almost 90,000 (according to the 2010 census), is the fifth largest city in Utah. An ongoing project has grown from street light replacements to encompass a wide variety of energy upgrades and retrofits. The city’s initial goal was to replace 5,128 street lights. Before the issuance of a request for   …Continue Reading


CT’s Energy on the Line Program Deadline Extended

Carl Weinschenk

The Connecticut Green Bank is extending the deadline for applications for its Energy on the Line Program to November 4. Under the program, the Green Bank provides supplemental funding to manufacturers who complete qualifying green projects using the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. C-PACE, the press release says, provides commercial property owners with   …Continue Reading


Why the Tesla/SolarCity Marriage is an Industry Milestone

Carl Weinschenk

The acquisition of SolarCity by Tesla is a big deal for a lot of reasons. The biggest is that it brings a celebrity — Elon Musk — to the forefront of the renewable sector. Perhaps he can do for renewables what Steve Jobs did for smartphones.


BuildingIQ Makes 2 Moves

Carl Weinschenk

  BuildingIQ has launched its 5i platform. The company says that it is designed for use at any stage of a building’s life cycle. It is built on five pillars, the company says: data capture analysis; advanced metering; measurement and verification; closed loop predictive control and human analysis. BuildingIQ also announced this week that it   …Continue Reading