April 25, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:08 pm

Aegis Wind spins off from solar parent

Connecticut renewable energy subsidiary Aegis Wind is spinning off as its own company from Real Goods Solar, less than a year after the solar company bought Aegis' parent.

Aegis used to be the wind division of Wilton-based Alteris Renewables, which installed Connecticut's first wind turbine at Phoenix Press in New Haven. Alteris merged in June with California firm Real Goods Solar in a $22 million deal.

The principals of Aegis Wind worked out a deal with Real Goods Solar to spin off the division, going after a range of wind projects from 50 kilowatts to 6 megawatts. The spun-off company will be headquartered in Waitsfield, Vt.

Nils Behn, the former director of Alteris Renewable Wind Division, will be the chief executive officer for Aegis Wind.


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