Brenda Hopewell joins 3Degrees as Director of Strategy and Market Development

Press Release | February 2, 2015

San Francisco, CA – February 2, 2015 – 3Degrees, a renewable energy products and services company, is pleased to announce that Brenda Hopewell has recently joined 3Degrees as the Director of Strategy and Market Development. In this role, Ms. Hopewell will work with company leadership to facilitate growth across the utility market. 

With a strong background in the utility industry, energy markets, and business development, Ms. Hopewell has over seven years of experience in working with utilities across the nation. Most recently, Ms. Hopewell was a senior manager at PECI, a leading energy efficiency services company. In that role, she was responsible for leading market development and strategy for the firm’s operations in California.  Previous to PECI, Ms. Hopewell held a variety of marketing and business development roles in industries including commercial real estate and high tech. 

“I am delighted to join 3Degrees, a leader in developing and implementing utility green power programs,” said Hopewell. “This is an exciting time for the renewable energy industry and I look forward to assisting as 3Degrees launches the next generation of utility program offerings.”

In this new role, Ms. Hopewell will be charged with deepening utility customer relationships and market knowledge. She will engage with North American utilities on 3Degrees current and future offering and will be a key contributor in developing new products for these clients.

“Brenda is a big picture, strategic thinker with a strong understanding of the utility landscape. We are thrilled to welcome her to the 3Degrees team,” said Adam Capage, Vice President, Utility Partnerships.

About 3Degrees

3Degrees partners with utilities across the nation to offer customized green power options to 25 million customers. In addition, 3Degrees provides...

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.”
Mr. McDougal will accept the award on behalf of...