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How Energy Storage Can Help Utilities in Normal and Extreme Weather Events

November 10 2021

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How Energy Storage Can Help Utilities in Normal and Extreme Weather Events

As we’ve discussed in recent articles, battery energy storage offers a range of benefits to behind-the-meter customers (BTM), including savings, reduced operating costs, and back-up power in the event of a grid shutdown.

By: Pivot Energy

November 10 2021

Pivot Energy Partners With Clean Footprint to Bring 42 Megawatts of Solar Energy to Virginia

Pivot Energy and Clean Footprint are pleased to announce their partnership to bring 42 megawatts (MW) of solar energy capacity to 11 projects across Virginia. The projects are expected to serve households, municipal buildings, and local businesses with clean, renewable electricity for many years to come. While Virginia may rank 11th nationally in terms of…

By: Pivot Energy

October 20 2021

5 Ways Co-ops Can Benefit from Solar and Storage

Author: Jon Sullivan SVP of Project Development   More and more co-op utilities in Colorado are finding ways to add solar to their generation mix. Solar is an excellent way to add local, clean, and money-saving energy to balance out the energy purchased from fossil fuel energy sources provided by their wholesale provider. However, it…

By: Pivot Energy

May 19 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…

By: Pivot Energy

May 12 2020

Pivot Energy and Onyx Renewable Partners Develop Four Solar Projects

DENVER, Colorado (February 24, 2020) — Pivot Energy, Colorado’s largest community solar developer, today announced the completed transaction of a three-megawatt (MW) commercial and utility solar portfolio with Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. Completion of the portfolio represents the ongoing partnership and commitment between the two companies to provide nonprofits, school districts, government municipalities, and local utilities with clean and affordable…

By: Pivot Energy

February 24 2020

Pivot Energy Awarded 25 Megawatts of Community Solar Capacity in Colorado

Pivot Energy catapults to No. 1 community solar developer in Colorado DENVER, Colorado (August 6, 2019) — Today, Pivot Energy announced it has been awarded 25 megawatts (MWs) of new community solar energy capacity through Xcel Energy’s 2019 Solar*Rewards Community request for proposal (RFP). The award increases Pivot’s Colorado community solar portfolio to nearly 50…

By: Pivot Energy

August 6 2019

Gunnison County Electric Association Partners with Pivot Energy for 675 kWdc Project East of Gunnison

The Board of Directors for Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) recently approved funding for two solar projects that will be developed by Pivot Energy. These projects will enable GCEA to save money on electricity procurement while supporting local clean energy projects. The first project site is east of Gunnison and will be 675 kWdc. The…

By: Pivot Energy

July 10 2018

Mountain Parks Electric Enters into Solar Power Agreement with Pivot Energy for Project in Jackson County, CO

Mountain Parks Electric recently signed a 20-year agreement with Pivot Energy to purchase the power generated by 1.3 megawatt solar array that will be developed later this year. This agreement enables Mountain Parks Electric to save on wholesale power costs while also increasing their local renewable power supply. Read the full story here

By: Pivot Energy

May 9 2018

US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016

In its biggest year to date, the United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016. This represents a 95 percent increase over the previous record of 7,493 megawatts installed in 2015. GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) previewed this data…

By: Pivot Energy

February 16 2017

Disruptive Innovations to the Utility Industry

This is an exciting time in the energy industry, unless you work for an electric utility company.  Just like changes that happened in the telecom industry not too long ago, these utilities are in for a shake-up. The three-prong disruptive forces of electric vehicles, solar photovoltaics (PV), and energy storage are combining to create a…

By: Pivot Energy

August 2 2015