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

By Pivot Energy / October 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

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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Pivot Energy Community Solar in the Land of Lincoln

By Pivot Energy / September 30, 2019 / 0 Comments

Pivot Energy has a long history of developing and constructing solar projects in the Midwest, starting in Illinois and Missouri in 2010. After Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016, Pivot began both commercial and community solar campaigns throughout the state. We worked directly with landowners and local authorities to lease and…

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5 Reasons a Landowner Should Lease Land to a Solar Farm

By Pivot Energy / September 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

Author: Eli Oppenheimer Manager, Project Development   Over the last ten years, electric utility providers around the country have taken active steps to increase the amount of renewable energy resources deployed through solar power within their service territory. Colorado’s utilities are among the nation’s leaders in these efforts and serve as a national model for…

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6 Reasons Why Community Solar is Good for New Mexicans

By Pivot Energy / September 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Author: Jon Sullivan VP of Project Development   New Mexico is one of a handful of states trying to implement a community solar program. If legislators and stakeholders are successful, then opportunities will abound for New Mexican’s to benefit from the New Mexico Community Solar Act and the solar industry in general. The first major…

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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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