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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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5 Ways Co-ops Can Benefit from Solar and Storage

By Pivot Energy / May 19, 2020 / Comments Off on 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…

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Two Years Later: What’s New with SunCentral?

By Pivot Energy / April 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Two Years Later: What’s New with SunCentral?

When we first launched SunCentral, the concept was simple: create an elegant cloud platform service designed to simplify realizing the value of community solar for all stakeholders: project developers, customers, and utilities alike. Since then, our offering has evolved into more than just a community solar management service helping project operators attract and retain subscribers,…

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Town of Breckenridge Partners with Pivot Energy to Mitigate Climate Change

By Pivot Energy / March 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Town of Breckenridge Partners with Pivot Energy to Mitigate Climate Change

DENVER, Colorado (March 10, 2020) —  The Town of Breckenridge achieves its 100% renewable electricity for municipal facilities goal with a 3.6 MW community solar subscription with Pivot Energy. This partnership allows the town to achieve its municipal renewable electricity goal five years ahead of schedule, raising the expectation and urgency for climate action for…

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Partners Selected for Black Hills Community Solar Project

By Pivot Energy / March 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Partners Selected for Black Hills Community Solar Project

PUEBLO, Colorado (March 1, 2020) Black Hills Energy has announced the partners it has selected to supply an additional 2.5 megawatts of new community solar garden capacity in Southern Colorado. The new projects include a 2 megawatt facility and a separate 500-kilowatt garden dedicated entirely to serving low-income customers, according to Black Hills. The winning,…

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Pivot Energy and Onyx Renewable Partners Develop Four Solar Projects

By Pivot Energy / February 24, 2020 / Comments Off on 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…

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