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How the Massachusetts SMART Program is Different Than Traditional Onsite Solar

By Pivot Energy / October 1, 2020 / Comments Off on How the Massachusetts SMART Program is Different Than Traditional Onsite Solar

2020 is a year of unforeseen and incalculable disruptions, and for many organizations, anything outside of the core competencies is a distraction. Right now, cash flows, efficiency, and adaptation are of utmost importance. In recognition of this, it is worth revisiting why the Massachusetts SMART program should be on your radar and how you stand…

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Pivot Energy Donates $50,000 to the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation to Create the First Ever Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund

By Pivot Energy / September 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Pivot Energy Donates $50,000 to the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation to Create the First Ever Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund

Pivot Energy, Colorado’s largest community solar developer, announced today that it will award $50,000 to the Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF) to create southern Colorado’s first Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund. The fund is anticipated to support as many as 20 local students pursue continued education and future careers in the renewable energy industry.  The two…

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Why Your Corporate Budget Should Include Solar

By Pivot Energy / September 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Why Your Corporate Budget Should Include Solar

Corporate budgets for self storage properties include many different business expenses – from maintenance costs and the water bill to acquiring tenants and mowing grass. Amongst these expenses, one of the most important variable costs includes the monthly electricity bill. According to the 2012 Commercial Building Consumption Survey (a new survey is currently underway), commercial…

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A Tenant That Helps Pay the Bills: Solar for Self Storage

By Pivot Energy / September 10, 2020 / Comments Off on A Tenant That Helps Pay the Bills: Solar for Self Storage

Households and businesses across the United States are increasingly adopting solar energy to reduce utility costs and meet sustainability goals. While solar can certainly help the bottom line at home or a place of work, another place also stands to benefit – self storage facilities. More people than ever are renting self storage units to…

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One Bill to Rule Them All Part 3: Does Net Billing Reduce Project Risk?

By Pivot Energy / September 3, 2020 / Comments Off on One Bill to Rule Them All Part 3: Does Net Billing Reduce Project Risk?

The promise of consolidated billing stands to enhance community solar by reducing the friction experienced by subscribers and provide asset owners with the infrastructure to produce stable cash flows.

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One Bill to Rule Them All Part 2: How Do We Manage Community Solar Today?

By Pivot Energy / August 20, 2020 / Comments Off on One Bill to Rule Them All Part 2: How Do We Manage Community Solar Today?

In order to understand what functions the utility can replace, we must first understand what management providers do today.

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One Bill to Rule Them All(?): Utility Consolidated Billing and the Future of Community Solar 

By Pivot Energy / August 14, 2020 / Comments Off on One Bill to Rule Them All(?): Utility Consolidated Billing and the Future of Community Solar 

Part 1: Introduction Author: Kacie Peters To say that distributed solar has a storied history with utilities might be an understatement. After years of battles over net metering regulations, interconnection practices, and standby charges (to name a few), it would be fair to assume that the solar industry would be very hesitant to give a…

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Pueblo Residents Can Sign Up for New Solar Garden

By Pivot Energy / July 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Pueblo Residents Can Sign Up for New Solar Garden

Pivot Energy, which partnered with Black Hills Energy on a community solar garden in Southern Colorado, is now accepting subscribers for the solar garden, the company announced recently. Through a competitive bid process earlier this year, Black Hills selected Pivot Energy as a partner to develop a 2-megawatt community solar garden in the region. This…

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How Software Services Can Ease Downturn Effects on Community Solar

By Pivot Energy / June 15, 2020 / Comments Off on How Software Services Can Ease Downturn Effects on Community Solar

Pairing community solar project development with a software platform helps standardize digital operations, and plan for long-term growth and change.

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Arcadia Partners with Pivot Energy on Colorado Community Solar Program

By Pivot Energy / June 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Arcadia Partners with Pivot Energy on Colorado Community Solar Program

June 3, 2020 —  Arcadia announced the expansion of its community solar program into Colorado. Now, both homeowners and renters within Xcel Energy territory can become community solar subscribers. Currently, as many as 66% of American households are not candidates for rooftop solar for reasons including they are multi-family homes, are located in shaded areas, are structurally…

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