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.