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Solar Incentives Explained for Your Self Storage Business

By Pivot Energy / November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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Host Site vs. Traditional Solar

By Pivot Energy / November 17, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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How Solar Creates Financial Resiliency for Businesses

By Pivot Energy / October 28, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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Extra Space Storage Continues Clean Energy Leadership with 65 More Solar Installations from Pivot Energy

By Pivot Energy / October 26, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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10 Benefits of Using Solar for Your Self-Storage Business

By Pivot Energy / October 13, 2020 / Comments Off on 10 Benefits of Using Solar for Your Self-Storage Business

It is no secret: solar energy can benefit businesses of all types – from small retail stores and offices to giant corporations, warehouses, and even self-storage facilities. Some of the largest companies in the U.S, such as Walmart, Costco, and IKEA, have installed solar on their properties and are making commitments for 100 percent renewable…

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

By Pivot Energy / October 7, 2020 / Comments Off on 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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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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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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Lease Your Roof in Massachusetts for Solar Energy and Increase Your Revenue

By Pivot Energy / August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on Lease Your Roof in Massachusetts for Solar Energy and Increase Your Revenue

How you can earn 20 years of passive income and get paid to host solar!  As a property or business owner, there are many things that demand your attention, but your roof is usually not one of them. You have payroll to make, inventory to manage, and given the upheaval caused by a pandemic, critical…

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