UGE International (formerly Urban Green Energy) is a worldwide distributed renewable energy company, founded in 2008, with headquarters in New York City. UGE has projects in more than 100 countries worldwide. UGE also works with an international network of Partners that augments global distribution and sales. UGE’s capabilities include remote site assessments, power plant system design, patent-pending vertical axis wind turbine manufacturing, solar system design, monitoring and project financing. Its hybrid wind and solar systems are widely used to power telecommunications towers, commercial buildings, and municipal infrastructure including outdoor lighting. UGE announced in August 2013 that it had raised $20M from Tamra-Tacoma Capital Partners, a New York-based alternative investment firm, for a project finance fund to deploy UGEs wind and solar technology for telecom companies. In April 2014, UGE raised an additional $5M from Energine. UGE designs complete solar systems, including grid-tied and off-grid installations, that range from a kW to MW scale. UGE utilizes and supplies tier 1 polycrystalline and monocrystalline PV panels, racking, and power electronics, and integrates these components into customized distributed renewable energy systems. In 2014, UGE designed the first grid-tied solar system on the Turks and Caicos Islands. In 2016, UGE acquired Endura Energy, a leading commercial solar developer in Canada. Together, the combined entity has over 300 MW of solar energy consulting and development experience.