WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Wizards and Energix – Renewable Energies Ltd., a leading clean energy company with a global portfolio of sustainable projects, today announced the extension of their official partnership. The Israeli company which handles its U.S. operations from Arlington, Virginia, is the first Israeli partner for the Wizards, a Monumental Sports & Entertainment property.
In 2021, the Washington Wizards expanded their international footprint by launching a team website in Hebrew and was the first team in the NBA to host an Israeli Instagram account which provided exclusive content featuring the Wizards’ first Israeli player as well as the entire Wizards team. The dedicated platforms coupled with the team’s recommitment to Energix well positions the Wizards to continue to grow the game of basketball with fans in Israel.
“We’re excited to retain Energix as our partner and support their tremendous work in renewable energy,” said Jim Van Stone, President, Business Operations & Chief Commercial Officer at Monumental Sports. “The Wizards have an incredible international fan base – given our home in an international city and the weight the brand carries overseas. Alongside Energix, we have great growth opportunities as we continue this partnership together.”
Energix was founded in 2009 and has quickly grown to be a leading independent power producer by way of solar, wind, and storage clean energy projects. Spotting the growth of the U.S. renewable energy market, Energix Renewables, the U.S. subsidiary of Energix – Renewable Energies Ltd., is focused on developing, constructing, financing, and owning utility-scale solar projects across the U.S. To date, Energix Renewables has constructed and is operating more than 224MW of photovoltaic (PV) projects across Virginia and has a significant pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in various stages of development, totaling more than 6GW.
Asa (Asi) Levinger, Energix CEO said: “We are proud to continue our partnership with the Washington Wizards. We are focused on fostering long-term relationships with our partners, landowners, localities, communities and with top-tier manufactures. With a strong commitment to creating opportunities and jobs for local communities, and local US made investments, we are proud to be part of a growing industry that will play a major role to ensure a better future for the next generation.”
In continuation of the collaborative agreement, Energix will maintain in-arena television network advertisements, Wizards courtside LED rotational and LED basket stanchion signage, and digital elements on WashingtonWizards.com.