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Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$5.75M

About One Block Off the Grid

One Block Off the Grid makes it convenient and easy to understand and shop for solar energy. One Block Off the Grid provides homeowners with free, detailed solar system estimates and designs by email or phone, without need for an onsite visit.The team behind 1BOG also operates Virgance. Virgance is a for-profit tech startup that takes new activism ideas and uses the power of networked citizens to scale each idea into a large-scale people-powered global campaign to improve the world. Founded in May 2008 Virgance is releasing a series of projects that all create positive social change.In July 2012, One Block Off the Grid was acquired by PURE Energies. The valuation of One Block Off the Grid was undisclosed. Other terms of the deal were not released.

One Block Off the Grid Headquarter Location

164 South Park

San Francisco, California, 94107,

United States

Latest One Block Off the Grid News

One Block Off the Grid Merges With Pure Energies

Jul 9, 2012

One Block Off the Grid has been purchased by Toronto-based Pure Energies Group . Noting that 1BOG will now be focusing more on enabling comparison shopping for homeowners looking to install solar power rather than groups deals , 1BOG founder Dave Llorens said via press release, We want to give homeowners the best deal possible, by having all the best options in any given geography, and offering the fastest and most painless online sales process you can get. Becoming part of Pure Energies lets us do that faster, better, and in more places. Under the new arrangement, 1BOG will "screen and select providers that offer the best price points and the highest level of consumer satisfaction. " Well, only time will tell how well the change will actually enable more people to install solar power, however, it may be small, but I have to say Pure Energies is an easier name to recognize than 1BOG... Related on TreeHugger.com:

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