Virgance, a company that scales new activism ideas, announced the acquisition of 1 Block Off the Grid (1BOG), the community based solar purchasing group. The addition of 1BOG to Virgance's portfolio of sustainable projects will allow 1BOG to launch its next solar purchasing campaigns in 20 new U.S. cities, the company said.

"Today, I am proud to announce that we are expanding the 1BOG campaign to 20 new cities effective immediately and are setting our sites on extending to hundreds of cities over the long term." -- Steve Newcomb, Founder and CEO, Virgance