DSD Renewables, a commercial solar developer, operator and asset owner, has started construction on two on-site solar canopies at an office park in Pleasanton, California. The 957-kW and 429-kW installations, located at Pleasanton Corporate Commons, were facilitated by Black Bear Energy and will be installed behind the meter, offsetting much of the campus’ energy load.
“These are fantastic projects that will provide a multitude of benefits for all parties involved and create real value. As more landlords and tenants commit to net zero goals, there will absolutely be increased demand for offices to generate their own renewable electricity and lock in low-cost electricity prices,” said Drew Torbin, CEO of Black Bear.
The solar canopies will be built and owned by DSD and will provide the benefit of covered parking for the adjacent office buildings and give tenants access to lower-cost, on-site solar energy. The arrays are expected to generate over 2 million kWh of energy per year, reducing the campus’ carbon footprint significantly.
“DSD is excited to once again partner with Black Bear Energy and UBS to facilitate this project and deliver the multiple benefits of onsite solar to the Pleasanton community,” said Dan O’Brien, VP of commercial origination at DSD. “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and accelerate the deployment of renewable energy assets for our commercial and real estate customers.”
News item from DSD Renewables