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Pivot Energy and Joliet Junior College Flip the Switch on New Campus Solar System

January 11 2021

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Pivot Energy and Joliet Junior College Flip the Switch on New Campus Solar System

Pivot Energy and Joliet Junior College (JJC) announced today the completion and activation of a 1.3-megawatt (MW) onsite solar system at JJC’s Main Campus. The solar array, which consists of 3,542 solar panels, was installed by national solar developer Pivot Energy and will save the college more than $1.6 million in electricity expenses over 25…

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January 11 2021

Choosing The Best Solar Financing Option for Your Business

If you are considering solar, you might be curious about how to pay for it. How much does it cost? Is there financing available? What other options are there? For a 250 kilowatt (kW) system, your installation might cost $500,000 before any state, or federal incentives are applied. This can be a steep financial investment…

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December 11 2020

No Upfront Investment, No Maintenance

With the ongoing pandemic and work-at-home orders going well into 2021, the last thing businesses and commercial property owners are thinking about is making any non-essential or costly investments. Instead, the priority is to explore new ways to maximize revenue in this risky economic climate. So what if we told you there is a way…

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December 3 2020

Solar Incentives Explained for Your Self Storage Business

Businesses in the U.S are switching to solar energy at an unprecedented rate. Compared to just 370 megawatts (MW) in 2010, more than 15,000 MW of solar capacity has already been installed by commercial and industrial customers in 2020. This colossal solar market growth was possible due to federal and state financial incentives, tax credits,…

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November 19 2020

Host Site vs. Traditional Solar

Whether you have looked at solar previously or it has never been something you have considered before, Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) is a game-changer that should be on any Massachusett business owner’s radar. The state-approved incentive program is a paradigm shift away from traditional solar, only attainable to those businesses that could afford to…

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November 18 2020

How Solar Creates Financial Resiliency for Businesses

Self-storage companies can experience many financial downturns and unanticipated costs. Decreasing residential rents, increased competition, and uncertainty in demand can lead to a lot of variability in the business[1]. For example, even though COVID-19 drove up demand for self-storage businesses, the national average price of storage units was down by 4% in June 2020 compared…

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October 28 2020

Extra Space Storage Continues Clean Energy Leadership with 65 More Solar Installations from Pivot Energy

Today, national solar developer, Pivot Energy, announced its collaboration with Extra Space Storage to install 65 rooftop solar systems on storage buildings across eight states, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee. The portfolio totals 5.5 megawatts of emission-free and reliable energy, producing enough electricity to power nearly 1,000 homes for an entire year. The portfolio is estimated to save Extra Space $600,000 during the…

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October 26 2020

Community Solar vs. On-site Solar: Which One is Right for Your Business?

If your business is considering going solar, there are two main options for reducing your electricity bill and supporting a cleaner grid. Many businesses in Colorado are now starting to consider community solar programs as an alternative to the tried and true option of installing solar on their properties. Let’s break down the differences between…

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October 7 2020

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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September 10 2020

Pivot Energy Completes Solar Carport Installation for Intermountain Rural Electric Association

Denver, CO (May 12, 2020)– National commercial and community solar provider, Pivot Energy, announced today it has completed a 431 kilowatt (kW) solar carport installation for the Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA). The solar carport, located at IREA’s headquarters in Sedalia, CO, combines beautiful aesthetics with functionality, utilizing high-efficiency solar panels and a sleek low-profile…

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May 12 2020

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