3Degrees expands Community Solar offerings

Press Release | December 10, 2014

From advisory services to program management to marketing: 3Degrees offers both a la carte and turnkey Community Solar solutions 


San Francisco, CA — December 10, 2014 — 3Degrees, which has offered Community Solar marketing and advisory services since 2012, has recently expanded its offerings to include additional a la carte as well as turnkey program management and development services.  These offerings help clients address issues such as product design, project sizing and location, ownership, customer acquisition and retention, and billing and risk mitigation.

“Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach, 3Degrees works with each client to provide custom services that specifically meet their needs,” says Dan Kalafatas, CEO.  “For some, that may be a full end-to-end solution.  But we have found that many utilities appreciate the ability to tap into our expertise for specific challenges they may be having.”

While Community Solar is a hot topic and is starting to experience significant growth, many utilities are unsure of how to get started or how to best manage and grow their program. The Community Solar offerings of 3Degrees are designed to help utilities investigate options and opportunities enabling a utility to design a program with confidence.  Then, once an approach has been selected, 3Degrees helps clients turn that plan into a reality. 

 “We see community solar as a logical extension of utility renewable energy programs,” said Adam Capage, Vice President of Utility Partnerships at 3Degrees.  “Our clients come to us for help in building and launching programs that provide their customers additional options at low cost and risk.”  

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3Degrees recognized as one of San Francisco Bay Area’s Best & Brightest Companies

Press Release | December 9, 2014
San Francisco, CA — December 9, 2014 — 3Degrees, a renewable energy products and services company, was recently named as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ by the National Association for Business Resources (NABA) in the San Francisco Bay area.
To be selected for this honor, 3Degrees was evaluated on the basis of its employees’ survey responses to questions on topics such as employee compensation, engagement, training and recognition. The 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is presented annually in several markets across the country. An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures. 
 “Our employees are critical to our success and we have built work an environment that rewards hard work and allows people to thrive,” said Steve McDougal, president of 3Degrees. “It is great to be recognized for these efforts and be named one of San Francisco’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.” 
“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2014 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”
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3Degrees named Supplier of the Year

Press Release | November 19, 2014

Innovative projects and products help secure seventh win 

San Francisco, CA — November 19, 2014 — 3Degrees Group, Inc. received its seventh Green Power Leadership Award today from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power suppliers for outstanding efforts, initiatives and programs that significantly advance the nation’s voluntary green power market.  EPA will present 3Degrees with the award at an event held in conjunction with the 2014 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in Sacramento, California on December 3, 2014. 

“We are honored to again be named Supplier of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” said Steve McDougal, President of 3Degrees.  “We think this seventh win is directly tied to two things: 3Degrees’ extensive outreach capabilities that blanket the country in one-to-one conversations about renewable energy and our continued focus on projects that are meaningful to our customers and have lasting positive impacts on the communities where they are located.” 

In fact, 3Degrees is known for supporting innovative projects that generate more than just renewable energy. The projects also often hold additional benefits, such as:  

  • Developing leading edge technology through the nation’s first grid-tied tidal power project

  • Reducing the environmental impact of farming and waste management