Pivot Energy | January 27, 2023
Pivot Energy, a national renewable energy provider, is set to deploy nine additional rooftop solar systems on Extra Space Storage's facilities, adding a capacity of 946.8 kilowatts to an already expansive renewable energy portfolio that has now reached 15 megawatts (MW). The rooftop solar arrays developed as a result of this collaboration will generate approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity annually, enough to power over 2,500 homes.
Since 2018, Extra Space Storage and Pivot Energy have developed 150 solar projects in twelve U.S. states: California, Colorado, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Rhode Island, Michigan, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Tennessee. Each solar system produces 80 to 100 percent of the facility's energy, making Extra Space Storage a leader in promoting renewable energy.
Extra Space has been an industry pioneer in solar adoption for over a decade and was the first self-storage company to receive Nareit's award for displaying excellent and continuous sustainability practices. It has won this award three years in a row, from 2020 onwards.
Pivot Energy is a commercial solar provider that helps municipalities, schools, universities, businesses, and non-profits reduce operating costs and electricity consumption by maximizing state and federal incentives and making their operations more sustainable.
Erik Bruner, Director of Business Development for Pivot Energy, shared, "We deeply value our longstanding partnership with Extra Space Storage." He added, "It is a delight to work with a client that's genuinely enthusiastic about incorporating solar into their business model, and they've truly paved the way for their industry. This 15 megawatt milestone is certainly not the end of the road for Extra Space, and we look forward to helping them achieve even more of their sustainability goals in the future."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About Pivot Energy
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Pivot energy is a national solar provider that designs, finances, constructs, and manages solar energy and energy storage projects. Its goal is to decarbonize electricity, improve access to clean energy for local communities, and deliver cost savings for families and businesses. The company provides a distributed energy platform that includes various software and services designed to serve the entire solar ecosystem. It is a Certified B Corporation with a corporate strategy that aims to impact society positively.
Advanced Power | January 24, 2023
On January 23, 2023, Advanced Power confirmed that the Cutlass Solar project has reached full commercial operation, and is now supplying reliable, renewable energy to the Greater Houston area. The finished project is a 140-Megawatt (MW) DC photovoltaic solar generating facility that began providing power to the ERCOT system in July 2022.
The announcement marks the complete transition from building and testing to full commercial operations. Advanced Power will continue to serve as the facility's asset manager, while SOLV Energy will operate it. The facility is owned by Advanced Power and its co-investors, Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd. and ENEOS Corporation. Bechtel, a company experienced in designing and implementing complex power projects for over 60 years, oversaw the facility's procurement, engineering, and construction.
Collin Brown, Vice President of Development at Advanced Power, shared, "Cutlass Solar exemplifies Advanced Power's continuing growth as a global developer, manager, and owner of modern power infrastructure. We are committed to bringing reliable power to growing areas that need it, such as Greater Houston." He added, "We are equally pleased to be contributing to the community through tax revenues to support the county and local schools."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Cutlass Solar is situated on 700-acre land in Fort Bend County, Texas, approximately 40 miles southwest of Houston. It is Advanced Power's first operational project in the comprehensive 8-Gigawatt low-carbon and renewable development pipeline within the United States. Other projects in the ERCOT pipeline include Alina Energy, Elio Energy, Eldora Energy, Oriana Solar, and Talitha Energy.
About Advanced Power
Massachusetts-based Advanced Power is a privately owned organization that develops, owns, and manages infrastructure projects for power generation across Europe and North America. By leveraging its skills in asset management, financial structuring, and development, the company is moving closer to its underlying goal of significantly lowering global emissions. The organization has prevented over 9.5 million metric tons of CO2 emissions, provided more than 18 million megawatt hours of clean energy, delivered more than 2.6 million homes with power, and raised more than $5 billion in equity and debt financing to date.
Apex Clean Energy | January 31, 2023
On January 30, 2023, Apex Clean Energy signed an Environmental Attribute Purchase Agreement (EAPA) with Meta to generate total renewable energy in the Angelo Solar Project with a 195 MW facility, supporting the regional operations in Tom Green County (Texas).
The Angelo Solar Project will generate around $31.7 million in tax revenue for the local community, approximately $22 million in landowner payments, and about 400 jobs during construction, with commercial operations expected in early 2024.
The other earlier declared transactions would continue to manifest between Apex and Meta, like an 80 MW EAPA with Altavista Solar, 197 MW with Jayhawk Wind, 175 MW with Lincoln Land Wind, 200 MW with Aviator Wind East, and 225 MW with Great Pathfinder Wind, along with this agreement.
President and CEO of Apex Clean Energy, Mark Goodwin, said, “The success of our company and our mission, to accelerate the shift to clean energy, relies on partnerships with first movers like Meta that have set ambitious standards driving the energy transition. He added, “As we advance our sixth project alongside Meta, this portfolio, now totaling more than a gigawatt, represents a diverse set of best-in-class wind and solar projects in markets across the United States.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Urvi Parekh, Head of Renewable Energy at Meta, said, “We appreciate Apex’s partnership in helping us bring a total of one gigawatt of new renewable energy to the grid across Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Kansas, and Iowa.” She added, “This new solar project will support our commitment to 100% renewable energy and will help bring jobs and investment to the local community.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Apex Clean Energy
Apex Clean Energy generates clean energy with a diverse portfolio of about 40 gigawatts. At its headquarters in Charlottesville (Virginia) and nationwide, 400 specialists are working on its projects. Its renewable frontiers are wind, solar, storage facilities, distributed energy resources, and green fuel technologies in North America. Established in 2009 as a modest start-up, the company has grown into a successful business that encourages employee initiative and autonomy.