Pivot Energy and Standard Solar have expanded their partnership to co-develop five more community solar sites across Colorado. The portfolio of projects, all ground-mounted arrays, will total approximately 8.9 MW. The first two projects in the expanded portfolio will begin construction at the end of summer with all five expected to be completed by Summer 2020.
Standard Solar will finance, own and maintain the community solar arrays that Pivot Energy will develop and construct. Once the arrays are live, customer enrollment and subscriptions will be managed through SunCentral, Pivot Energy’s proprietary community solar customer management interface that provides users with a seamless and enjoyable community solar experience.
“Community solar is currently the hottest segment of the solar industry, and we see unlimited opportunities for growth, especially through strong partnerships like the one we have with Pivot Energy,” said Scott Wiater, president and CEO of Standard Solar. “We look forward to funding more opportunities in Colorado and nationwide with our in-house capital, making more projects — from 100 kilowatts to dozens of megawatts — a reality.”
Together, the projects are expected to produce 17,791,770 kWh of energy annually.
“Pivot Energy is thrilled to partner with Standard Solar to bring more clean and affordable solar energy to residents, businesses, and communities in our home state,” said Jon Sullivan, VP of project development for Pivot Energy. “Pivot is committed to accelerating the country’s transition to a clean and distributed electric grid. The projects and partnership we have built with Standard Solar represent us getting one step closer to achieving that commitment.”
In October of last year, the two companies partnered on 13 community solar sites totaling 10.3 MW along the I-70 corridor in Colorado, including several towns, school districts and housing authorities (low-income residents). One of the projects in this initial portfolio, the Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA), was selected by the Colorado Solar & Storage Association as its 2019 Community Solar Project of the Year. The first ten projects in the original portfolio have completed construction and are operating today with the final three under development.
News item from Standard Solar