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A market solution to climate change platform, profitably offering a differentiated portfolio of clean energy solutions

  • Stage $20M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Waterbury, VT, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 150
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Impact AND returns. SunCommon is a profitable, market-solution to climate change whose innovative approach earned #1 position in Vermont across the diverse portfolio of residential, community and commercial solar. We delight our customers with a range of clean energy solutions - solar electricity, solar heating&cooling, energy storage and electric vehicle charging. Just acquired NY's Hudson Solar, toward assembling a regional Northeast platform.


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    Duane Peterson

    Varied careers in politics, government, business. Chief of Stuff 12 years at Ben & Jerry’s, executing Ben Cohen’s vision. Helped literally write the book on social entrepreneurism (Double Dip: Lead With Your Values and Make Money Too), forged company’s annual Social Mission Report.

    Lifetime achievement award by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

    Dartmouth College econ degree.

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    James Moore

    Among Vermont's most respected experts on renewable energy policy and technology, directed clean energy program for 7 years at VT's largest environmental advocacy group.

    Close relationships with utilities and energy developers, governmental leaders.

    Strong connections at the national level within the advocacy community, solar industry and energy consulting.

    Tufts University geology degree.

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    Chach Curtis
    Chief Financial Officer

    Dartmouth BA, Dartmouth MBA. 15 years in renewable energy executive leadership including stints as CFO and CEO.

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    Tom Berry
    VP of Marketing & Sales

    Senior leadership at Keurig/Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, growing it to $14B market cap. Before that senior brand manager at Burton.

    Babson MBA

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    VP & General Manager Hudson Valley

    Electrical engineer, Harvard MBA, 15 years at General Electric assigned to turnaround business units of $100M-$1B revenues.

    Respected authority across New York state on clean energy, utility interconnections, power policy.

    Founded and profitably ran Hudson Solar for 15 years before acquisition by SunCommon.


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    Ken Merritt of Merritt + Merritt + Moulton
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    Gallagher Flynn

Previous Investors

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    Ben Cohen
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    Crea Lintelhac
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    Mathew Rubin