Black Bear Energy

Black Bear Energy is part of RMI’s portfolio of seed companies intended to fill a unique and disruptive need in the market.

What Is Black Bear Energy?

Black Bear Energy is a for-profit company originally seeded by RMI that assists large real estate owners and occupiers in procuring renewable energy solutions such as solar and storage. The company helps property owners and users deploy projects on their terms at the most competitive pricing available.

Why It Matters

Buying electricity has traditionally been a utility-controlled experience. Today, companies with large real estate portfolios have a tremendous value-creation opportunity through the deployment of renewables and cleantech. Yet these potential buyers face a complex landscape of options.

Who’s Involved

Black Bear’s clients own, manage, or control more than 2.5 billion square feet of real estate throughout the U.S.


All procurements are offered to Black Bear Energy’s channel partner list. Vendors, developers, and suppliers interested in prequalifying so that they can receive these opportunities should contact Black Bear Energy


In less than two years, Black Bear Energy has grown to a pace of one procurement per week, servicing over two dozen of the leading real estate owners/users in the U.S. Dozens of projects are either under construction or in development, including some of the largest of their technology type.


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