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Canada’s Pure Energies Purchases One Block to Expand Into U.S.

July 09, 2012

Pure Energies Inc., a Toronto-based designer and installer of residential solar systems, purchased closely held One Block Off The Grid to expand into the U.S. market.

One Block, based in San Francisco, aggregates customers within neighborhoods in 40 states to negotiate better prices with solar-panel suppliers and installers, according to its website.

“They are very good at acquiring customers,” Chris Stern, a spokesman for Pure Energies, said in an interview. “We bring the engineering, procurement and construction piece and we’re going to be hiring.” Terms weren’t disclosed in a statement today.

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