In 2009, a team of successful energy executives set out to build a new kind of energy company. Drawing from their experience with several of the nation’s leading renewable energy companies, Apex’s founders began to assemble a team of wind and solar energy professionals, creating a company with the capacity to excel in every phase of project realization, from origination to asset management, financing to construction. Today, the Apex team comprises over 200 talented and experienced professionals, positioning Apex to deliver clean, domestically produced energy to homes and businesses across North America. Apex has been built with a singular focus, to speed the shift to clean electricity. It is a mission we’ve been pursuing for over a decade.
In 2000, prior to founding Apex, the company’s leadership team created Greenlight Energy, Inc. This independent wind energy company would be responsible for developing $750 million of facilities now in commercial operation, with a combined generating capacity of 450 MW. In 2006, Greenlight Energy, Inc. was acquired by BP Alternative Energy. Following that sale, the leadership team got together again to reinvest in the clean energy industry through a new venture, Greenlight Energy Resources. In 2006, Greenlight Energy Resources founded Columbia Power Technologies, a leader in direct-drive wave energy systems. Columbia Power is commercializing a patented, next-generation solution that delivers survivability with a competitive cost of energy and a low environmental and stakeholder impact. For more information, visit columbiapwr.com.
In 2007, Greenlight Energy Resources launched Axio Power, a successful developer of utility-scale solar PV facilities in the United States and Canada. Over the next four years, the company completed three acquisitions and assembled a large portfolio of projects in the United States and Canada. By 2011, the company had secured power sales contracts for over 100 MW of solar capacity. These projects were subsequently financed and built by SunEdison, which acquired Axio Power in late 2011.