In an effort to strengthen its participation in the distributed generation (DG) industry, particularly in the realm of photovoltaics, Alpha Technologies, Bellingham, Wash., recently acquired DG provider Altair Energy, Golden, Colo. Alpha Technologies had just celebrated its 25th anniversary as a power system installer to the broadband communications industry.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Altair will continue to operate from its headquarters in Colorado with the same management team, staff, products, and services as before the acquisition. The company will serve as the beginning of Alpha’s new cogeneration division.

“Distributed generation has been an increasingly important element of our business model in recent years,” said Warren Johnson, Alpha Technologies president. “This acquisition shows our on-going commitment to this strategy.”