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Now is The Time for Businesses to Make Meaningful Climate Decisions

By Pivot Energy / September 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Now is The Time for Businesses to Make Meaningful Climate Decisions

The time for businesses to make meaningful climate decisions is now. This was made abundantly clear with the recent release of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report titled Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. Starker than the previous reports, this report concludes that it is “unequivocal” that humans…

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How Different States are Fueling the Community Solar Revolution

By Pivot Energy / September 1, 2021 / Comments Off on How Different States are Fueling the Community Solar Revolution

Community solar projects have existed in the United States since 2007, though they were few and far between. Fast forward to Q1 2021, when 40 states have at least one community solar project online with a cumulative 3.1 gigawatts (GW) installed. This tremendous growth is largely due to innovative policymaking that has transformed what was…

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How California Businesses Are Earning Money From Solar

By Pivot Energy / August 31, 2021 / Comments Off on How California Businesses Are Earning Money From Solar

Savvy Los Angeles business owners have long been aware of the myriad of benefits that solar energy offers. From reduced operational expenses to the marketable optics of supporting clean energy, solar helps these businesses put their rooftops, parking lots, and open spaces to work in order to boost their bottom line and benefit the planet.…

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Understanding New Jersey’s New Solar Incentive Framework

By Pivot Energy / August 27, 2021 / Comments Off on Understanding New Jersey’s New Solar Incentive Framework

Last month, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that they plan to replace New Jersey’s existing solar incentive program with a new framework. The new program, which comes after nearly three years of discussion and debate, aims to incentivize the development of 3,750 megawatts of new solar generation by 2026. This target…

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Gain a New Revenue Stream with LADWP’s FiT Program

By Pivot Energy / August 19, 2021 / Comments Off on Gain a New Revenue Stream with LADWP’s FiT Program

Creative business owners have long leveraged their properties as a new means of generating income. For instance, some building owners choose to lease their rooftops to advertisers who use the space for billboards or to telecommunication companies to site cell towers. Some owners opt to rent out unused parking spaces to offer prime parking to…

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Unlock Benefits in Illinois by Going Solar Today

By Pivot Energy / August 17, 2021 / Comments Off on Unlock Benefits in Illinois by Going Solar Today

Not long ago, Illinois was lagging behind when it came to renewable energy deployment. However, that all changed when the Future Energy Jobs Act passed in 2016 and the state has since seen over a 20-time increase of solar energy installed! While the state of solar incentives is in flux, Illinois remains one of the…

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Remembering Nathan Watters

By Pivot Energy / August 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Remembering Nathan Watters

    After receiving the tragic news of Nate’s passing, the Pivot team wanted to honor his tremendous impact on the solar industry. In collaboration with several of Nate’s friends and colleagues with who he worked closely throughout his career, we prepared this heartfelt remembrance. We encourage you to read the quotes and invite you…

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Attaining True Sustainability With Solar

By Pivot Energy / July 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Attaining True Sustainability With Solar

“Sustainability” is a term that has been gaining a lot of traction in recent years. As consumers are becoming more conscious of the realities of climate change, they are also becoming more concerned about the impact of their purchasing decisions on the environment. Brands and businesses strive to capitalize on this “green” trend by touting…

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CA’s Net Metering Proposal Pushes Businesses to Secure Favorable Solar Energy Credits Now

By Pivot Energy / July 23, 2021 / Comments Off on CA’s Net Metering Proposal Pushes Businesses to Secure Favorable Solar Energy Credits Now

Big changes are impending in California that will significantly impact how much businesses can benefit from switching to solar. While the exact details are not entirely clear, we can safely assume upcoming changes based on past solar-related policy updates in the state.  In this article, we will provide a brief background on the history of…

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LEED Certification and Solar: How Renewables Can Help

By Pivot Energy / July 22, 2021 / Comments Off on LEED Certification and Solar: How Renewables Can Help

Companies are investing in green building and green business more than ever before. LEED certification is a popular way for companies to differentiate themselves from their competition by demonstrating their commitment to the health of people and the planet. Onsite solar can play a key role in a facility attaining LEED certification. In this article,…

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