Vermont utility Green Mountain Power last week selected a Waitsfield, Vt.-based solar solutions provider to move into the utility’s headquarters to explore innovative solutions in energy storage.
Green Peak Solar is one of five winners of GMP’s Inspire space contest, launched earlier this year.
The companies were selected by a team of energy innovation leaders at GMP for their interest in Vermont. They will work alongside the GMP team at the utility’s Colchester, Vt., headquarters to grow their companies and share ideas to help develop technology and clean energy solutions for GMP customers.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome these energy leaders to Vermont and work with them on innovations that will help us achieve our vision of a more sustainable future for our customers,” Mary Powell, Green Mountain Power President and CEO, said in a June 13 statement. “By sharing our space with them, we anticipate helping to accelerate the work they have under development so our customers — and possibly the world — can see benefits sooner.”
The other companies selected for the Inspire space contest are:
- Greenbanc, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company that provides an online marketplace to help homeowners invest in energy efficiency and renewables
- Virtual Peaker, based in Louisville, Ky., a company interested in the connected home
- Packetized Energy, a Vermont-based company that borrows ideas from communication networks like the internet to manage distributed energy resources
- Idenergie, a Canadian company offering simple renewable energy solutions for off-grid sites and improving microgrid electrical stability
GMP said that the first companies are expected to begin work at the Inspire space in July.