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EnerNOC Invests in Behavioral Energy Efficiency Firm

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC has made an investment in Boston-based WeSpire, which offers software for businesses to engage employees in energy management. With WeSpire, users earn points for actions related to energy, water, waste, transportation and food. Founded in 2010, WeSpire has some large customers, including eBay, McDonald’s, Unilever, and MGM Resorts International. EnerNOC is not saying how   …Continue Reading


Ameresco Acquires Energyexcel

Karen Henry

Ameresco has acquired the energy consultancy and energy project management business of Energyexcel, an independent energy services provider located in Central London, United Kingdom. With this acquisition, Ameresco adds to its UK and commercial and industrial customer base, having purchased Energy Services Partnership in June 2013. The two UK-based businesses provide energy efficiency, supply management   …Continue Reading


Flywheel Stores Energy from Wind

Linda Hardesty

Beacon Power and TDX Power are partnering on a flywheel energy storage demonstration project located in the middle of the Bering Sea off the coast of Alaska. TDX’s existing hybrid microgrid on St. Paul Island is comprised of a 225 kW Vestas V27 wind turbine and two 150 kW Volvo diesel generators, along with smart   …Continue Reading


NRG Energy Buys Portable Solar Start-Up Goal Zero

Kirsten Korosec

NRG Energy agreed to buy portable and emergency solar power systems start-up Goal Zero, one week after the power producer announced it would reorganize into three separate units. Goal Zero, based in Salt Lake City, makes portable solar-charged battery packs that can fit into backpacks and bags as well as on-site energy including mobile generators. NRG   …Continue Reading


Ygrene Raises $30M, Appoints COO

Linda Hardesty

Ygrene Energy Fund, a provider of property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing, raised $30 million in growth capital from Virgo Investment Group. Ygrene will use the funds to grow its channel contractor network, further expand its national footprint, and accelerate market awareness for PACE financing. The company appointed Mike Cary, former president of CIT Home   …Continue Reading


Chinese Firm Invests $25M in Energy Storage Company

Linda Hardesty

SF Suntech, a solar product manufacturer and wholly-owned subsidiary of Shunfeng Photovoltaic International (Shunfeng) is investing $25 million in Powin Energy pursuant to a Share Subscription Agreement, which also granted SF Suntech an option exercisable within two years to acquire another 30 percent of Powin Energy for $37.5 million. Powin Energy, a company incorporated in   …Continue Reading


Renewable Natural Gas Created from Hog Manure

Linda Hardesty

A lagoon cover installed at a hog production facility at Murphy Brown Missouri (pictured) is part of an $80 million renewable energy project to create renewable natural gas from hog manure. The project is being developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) in collaboration with Murphy Brown Missouri, the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield   …Continue Reading


CLEAResult Acquires Populus

Linda Hardesty

CLEAResult, a designer and implementer of energy efficiency programs for utilities and businesses, has acquired Populus, headquartered in Boulder, Colo. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Populus’ energy advisor programs leverage its proprietary “People First. Buildings Second” methodology. Populus services will now be offered as part the CLEAResult brand while retaining offices and teams   …Continue Reading


Eaton Joins Vblock Systems Technology Partner Program

Linda Hardesty

Eaton’s integrated power management suite is now certified as Vblock Ready through the VCE Technology Alliance Partner program. Eaton can now deliver advanced power monitoring, management and controls for Vblock Systems, which combines computing, network, storage, data protection and virtualization technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware, delivered and supported by VCE as a single product.   …Continue Reading


Willdan Wins $22.3M Energy Program Contract Expansion from Con Edison

Linda Hardesty

Con Edison expanded its energy efficiency programs contract with Willdan Energy Solutions, awarding Willdan an additional $22.3 million. The modification from Con Edison expands an existing Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) contract to a total value of $61.3 million. Willdan will expand its current SBDI services to include Con Edison small business customers in Manhattan,   …Continue Reading


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