World Energy Efficiency Services, a provider of turnkey energy-efficiency services in New England, has launched a new solar division. By offering solar services, from project planning through final installation, the company says it will become a one-stop-shop for area businesses to drive down their energy costs and become more sustainable.
“We are excited to be adding strong, regional solar capabilities to our portfolio of energy-efficiency services to meet growing demand from our customers,” says Rick Galipeau, president of World Energy Efficiency Services. “With our current energy-efficiency customers asking us for help moving them to solar, we felt the time was right to start capturing this business rather than continuing to farm it out to partners.”
Dan Gorrell will head the new solar division and run it out of World Energy Efficiency Services’ Cromwell, Conn., offices and Worcester, Mass., headquarters. Most recently, Gorrell served as vice president of operations at NRG Home Solar, a residential solar company, and as chief operating officer at Roof Diagnostics Solar, where he developed strong ties to Massachusetts and Connecticut municipalities, utilities and solar-rebate entities.
“Solar technology and pricing have improved significantly over the last five years, making solar an attractive option for businesses and municipalities looking for more control over their energy use, generation and cost,” remarks Gorrell. “I am very excited to be leading the solar effort at World Energy Efficiency Services.”