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Development of Shared Solar Projects

By Pivot Energy / February 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Development of Shared Solar Projects

Author: Luke Rickard Director, Project Development Development of Shared Solar Projects The growth of the distributed-generation and community solar, or shared solar, sectors of the solar industry is often assumed to be dependent on a narrow set of key factors; legislation and utility program initiation are often cited in this context. Securing and servicing of…

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5 Reasons Shared Solar is the Future of Solar Energy

By Pivot Energy / January 16, 2020 / Comments Off on 5 Reasons Shared Solar is the Future of Solar Energy

As we enter the 2020s, there are no signs of slowing the growth of shared solar. Here are five reasons that the segment will not just thrive, but will also dominate the distributed generation space.

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A Brief History of Community Solar

By Pivot Energy / January 6, 2020 / Comments Off on A Brief History of Community Solar

Community Solar is the fastest-growing segment of the solar industry, growing from a few scattered projects in 2007 to 1 GW of installed capacity in 2019. The industry’s explosion can be traced from the first pioneering projects, through innovative legislation, and the creation of dynamic programs that helped to evolve the product from a niche premium product to a sustainable market segment.

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Pueblo Zoo Partners With Pivot Energy to Power Animal Conservation

By Pivot Energy / January 2, 2020 / Comments Off on Pueblo Zoo Partners With Pivot Energy to Power Animal Conservation

Pivot Energy and Pueblo Zoo partner to increase sustainability and inspire the community.

Pivot Energy, Colorado’s largest community solar developer, announced its partnership with the Pueblo Zoo to purchase solar power that will be used to offset the Zoo’s electricity with clean energy, reduce its carbon footprint, and lower its energy costs.

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What Makes A Good Solar Garden Site

By Pivot Energy / December 1, 2019 / Comments Off on What Makes A Good Solar Garden Site

As the number of solar energy farms installed around the country has increased year over year, more and more landowners are considering whether or not their property would be a good fit for a solar project. Many landowners have likely been approached by solar developers already, and yet others may have heard the general idea…

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What is a Solar Garden?

By Pivot Energy / November 29, 2019 / Comments Off on What is a Solar Garden?

We all know that flowers grow in gardens, vegetables grow in gardens, but does electricity grow in gardens? In an increasing number of states and utilities across the country, electrons are the new croup sprouting up. Community solar gardens are in innovative take on the concept of urban farms in cities and neighborhoods. People are…

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Solar Farm Land Lease: Generate Consistent Income

By Pivot Energy / November 18, 2019 / Comments Off on Solar Farm Land Lease: Generate Consistent Income

As solar farms become more prevalent in many states, more and more landowners are interested in hearing about the benefits of leasing their land for these projects. Solar farms can be large or small, making them a good use for landowners with flat land near power lines. Often, solar farms are sited in rural locations…

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Solar Farm Land Requirements

By Pivot Energy / November 13, 2019 / Comments Off on Solar Farm Land Requirements

As the number of solar energy farms installed around the country has increased year over year, more and more landowners are considering whether or not their property would be a good fit for a solar project. Many landowners have likely been approached by solar developers already, and yet others may have heard the general idea…

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LMI carve-outs aren’t really making community solar more equitable

By Pivot Energy / October 3, 2019 / Comments Off on LMI carve-outs aren’t really making community solar more equitable

Author: Kacie Peters Director, Business Development   Community solar is often idealized as the magic bullet for many of the issues associated with traditional solar – offering scale to reduce cost, delivering access to clean energy for 51% of the population that rents or lives in homes unsuitable for onsite solar installations, and providing increased…

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Benefits of Community Solar

By Pivot Energy / October 2, 2019 / Comments Off on Benefits of Community Solar

Community solar has arrived – and it is delivering real benefits today. Across the country, individuals and families, renters and homeowners, and local municipalities, small businesses, churches, schools, and other key community institutions are: Supporting renewable energy, reducing emissions, and accelerating the transition away from fossil fuels Creating local power projects that increase regional grid…

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