CPS Energy | February 10, 2023
On February 09, 2023, CPS Energy, a utility company, reached agreements with three companies, completing its FlexPOWER Bundle initiative, which was released as a Request for Proposal (RFP) in 2020.
This initiative will deliver 580 megawatts (MW) of solar, 500 MW of natural gas and 50 MW of storage capacity of green energy. In addition, CPS Energy will release a separate RFP for adding 320 MW of solar capacity, including solar community proposals, and update its generation portfolio. Regarding the agreements, Calpine, a power company, will provide approximately 500 MW of firming capacity; Ashtrom Renewable Energy firm, in collaboration with OnPeak Power, will provide 100 MW; and green energy investor Eolian will grant exclusive rights for 50 MW of energy storage.
San Antonio Mayor, Ron Nirenberg, said, "When we launched the FlexPOWER Bundle, we cast an international net to see what new technologies we could procure for our community." He added, "These last three agreements signify years of hard work and will provide reliable generation to our community. We look forward to our new partnerships and what they will mean for the City of San Antonio."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
President and CEO of CPS Energy, Rudy D. Garza, said, "Securing these last three agreements marks the end of a more than two-year long process that the CPS Energy team has been working diligently on." He added, "The FlexPOWER Bundle was created to further diversify our generation mix, which we have accomplished, and we look forward to continuing to add solar capacity to our portfolio with a new 320 MW RFP to be launched in the coming months."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
About CPS Energy
Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, CPS Energy, a municipally owned electric and natural gas company, is providing secure, affordable services across the Greater San Antonio area. It focuses on job creation, educational investment, clean energy investment, and economic development as a community partner. With employees' volunteerism and commitment to the community, it has conducted programs that add value to the customers, offering reliable power along with sensitivity towards the environment. Its partners include companies working for clean energy, efficiency, and innovation, especially in solar power. It specializes in the fields of public utilities, renewable energy, electricity, and natural gas
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Palmetto | January 12, 2023
On January 11, 2023, Palmetto, the leading clean energy technology company, announced the strong results of its new Clean Energy Operating Platform, which is transforming the end-to-end consumer solar journey, allowing sales partners to achieve their growth potential, creating operational efficiencies, and most importantly, providing the best industry customer experience (CX) with a 70 or higher Net Promoter Score.
The redesigned Palmetto platform, released in 2022, has proven to streamline customer transactions experience and automate end-to-end operations, from sales to design, installation, and system activation. In addition, the company's all-in-one sales tool has resulted in a faster, more efficient process for sales partners, ultimately leading to satisfied clients who become solar energy ambassadors in their communities.
Palmetto cites several key performance indicators to indicate the success of its enhanced operating system.
Streamlined automation and procedures and improved turnaround times accelerated the installation rate. This expedited the installation of household solar systems by 37 days compared to the previous average.
Palmetto's total installations surged 75% YoY, and system activation grew 82% YoY as a result of the company's already robust growth trajectory over the last year.
Palmetto Founder and CEO Chris Kemper said, "We are passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience and removing friction from the sales process. The Clean Energy Operating Platform gives us greater opportunities to achieve those goals."
Source: Cision PR Newswire
The platform provides a seamless, nationwide fulfillment network, serving homeowners with local sales and installation professionals to boost the clean energy economy in communities around the country. In addition, Palmetto's energy intelligence models and stimulates the energy load profiles and solar potential for 84% of U.S. roofs, including local requirements for 130+ utility service areas and building-level data.
Palmetto, a leading clean technology software and fulfillment firm headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, is dedicated to developing The New Utility, a distributed, decentralized energy source that will replace The Old Utility's fossil-fueled, centralized energy paradigm. The company aims to democratize energy by returning power and control to consumers and empowering them to make ecologically responsible decisions.To achieve this objective, Palmetto has established a clean energy marketplace with patented technologies meant to make it simpler and more economical for homeowners to get their energy from renewable sources, such as solar power. In addition, the company has created products that cut expenses and promote the mass distribution of simple energy management solutions.
Aurora Solar | February 17, 2023
On February 16, 2023, Aurora Solar, a cloud-based platform enabling a future of solar for all, announced that it has incorporated in Ontario with dedicated Product, Engineering, and Design teams to propel the company into its next growth phase. The company is valued at over $4 billion with more than $500 million in funding and powers up to 100,000 solar projects per week, with 90%of the top 100 US residential solar installers relying on Aurora's AI-powered software to help meet the rising demand for solar energy.
Aurora Solar's achievements are building on a solid foundation and include:
Support for over 7,000 most successful organizations in the solar industry to combat climate change.
Over 60 million tons of CO2 avoided by customers using its powerful AI software.
Recognition on the 2022 Forbes AI 50 and 2022 Deloitte Fast 500.
Ranking among the 2022 Best Remote Companies to Work For by Built In.
Chris Hopper, Co-Founder and CEO of Aurora Solar, shared, "We are thrilled to announce Aurora's incorporation in Canada." He added, "Canada's work in the renewable energy sector combined with its experienced and skilled pool of SaaS talent make it an ideal location for Aurora Solar as we expand our footprint. Our Canadian presence highlights our commitment to creating a future of solar for all, and we look forward to furthering our mission with support from Canadian colleagues."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Aurora Solar
San Francisco-based Aurora Solar places the power of technology and data in the hands of every solar professional. The cloud-based platform uses automation, data, and AI to accelerate the growth of solar businesses by streamlining workflows. Clients can leverage the platform to generate a complete, precise, and customizable design for every customer using just an address and electric bill. It is utilized by over 7,000 of the industry's leading organizations, and over 10 million solar projects were designed using the platform. It was the only climate technology company to be named to the 2022 Forbes AI 50, Deloitte Fast 500, and awarded best solar software in 2021 by Solar Power World