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Pivot Energy Featured on Solar Power World’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors List

By Pivot Energy / July 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pivot Energy is proud to announce it has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its commercial and community solar projects developed across the country. Pivot Energy has been ranked 184 out of 415 solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list, including as the No. 1 solar installer in South Dakota.…

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SEIA Announces ‘The Solar+ Decade’, Targeting 20% Solar Generation by 2030

By Pivot Energy / July 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Despite all of the curveballs thrown its way, the solar industry achieved tremendous success over the last decade, experiencing an average annual growth rate of 50%. In 2010, the solar industry accounted for only .01% of total electricity generation across the country. Today, solar energy represents roughly 2.5% of electricity generation in the U.S. and…

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Greentech Media Solar Summit Recap

By Pivot Energy / May 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Greentech Media Solar Summit Recap

By: Kacie Peters Director of Business Development Image Source: Greentech Media “It’s always fitting to attend a solar conference in Arizona – the sun’s energy is more tangible in 100-degree heat.” – every attendee at the GTM Solar Summit 2019 As I write this, the Pivot Energy team is on our way home to Denver from the…

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Part 4: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: ARES and Credit Rates

By Pivot Energy / April 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Part 4: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: ARES and Credit Rates

By: Kacie Peters Director of Business Development In the classic Western movie troupe, two men stare down each other at high noon. “This town isn’t big enough for the two of us,” one says to the other. The encounter typically ends poorly for one of the participants. In Illinois, those two players are the Alternative…

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Part 3: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Subscription Rate Design

By Pivot Energy / April 10, 2019 / Comments Off on Part 3: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Subscription Rate Design

By: Kacie Peters Director of Business Development Gold is a huge motivator. During the gold rush, hundreds of thousands headed west to strike it rich. But not everyone made a fortune in the gold rush, and not every community solar developer in Illinois will either. Rate design and credit offsets are particularly complex in the…

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Pivot Energy Named 2019 Community Solar Project of the Year

By Pivot Energy / April 9, 2019 / Comments Off on Pivot Energy Named 2019 Community Solar Project of the Year

The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) has named Pivot Energy the 2019 Community Solar Project of the Year winner for their Garfield County Housing Authority community solar garden! Now, in their second year, the awards honor the individuals, projects and products behind the Mountain West’s successful solar and energy storage industries. Chosen by an independent panel…

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Part 2: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Learning the Lessons of a Crowded Energy Market

By Pivot Energy / April 3, 2019 / Comments Off on Part 2: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Learning the Lessons of a Crowded Energy Market

By: Kacie Peters Director of Business Development In part 1 of this blog series, I likened the rapid growth in community solar in IL to a Wild West town with a colorful cast of characters and its own style of law. And, if you are still thinking about staking ground in this boomtown, you’ll need…

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Introducing: The Wild, Wild (mid)West: Community Solar in IL

By Pivot Energy / March 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Introducing: The Wild, Wild (mid)West: Community Solar in IL

Illinois is about to experience an unprecedented boom in community solar projects in the market, going from a few pilot projects to 200 MW in 2 years. With so much growth, the learning curve for all stakeholders is steep and must be addressed quickly. In this blog series, Pivot’s Director of Business Development, Kacie Peters…

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Part 1: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Community Solar In IL

By Pivot Energy / February 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Part 1: The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Community Solar In IL

By: Kacie Peters Director of Business Development It’s hard to understate the sheer scale and impact of the California Gold Rush. When 300,000 people moved to California in a span of 7 years, it brought some “growing pains.” Entire city governments emerged from dust, often sparking a bloody battleground for control, earning the name, the…

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Towards More Customer Friendly Community Solar Products

By Pivot Energy / January 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Towards More Customer Friendly Community Solar Products

Tom Hunt, VP of Strategic Initiatives at Pivot Energy, gives his perspective on the dynamic community solar market: As community solar grows to a potential of 84 GW by 20301, it is imperative that contract terms become friendlier to customers. Current offers are largely restricted to investment grade commercial and governmental customers, and residential homeowners…

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