businesswire | May 04, 2023
Leading US distributed energy company Aspen Power announced that the company has developed or acquired more than 100 solar projects in Massachusetts. Following Aspen Power's acquisition of Safari Energy in 2022, the company’s footprint in the state now totals 36.5 megawatts (MW) of capacity with 90,790 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity produced to date. That’s the equivalent of the electricity use of more than 12,000 homes per year or avoiding more than 64,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere.1
“The Commonwealth’s ambitious, coordinated climate policy leadership has made it a key focal point of our development strategy and aligns well with our dual mission to accelerate and democratize decarbonization,” said Jackson Lehr, Co-Founder & CFO of Aspen Power. “The SMART Program in particular continues to promote development in a way that benefits diverse stakeholders and supports the continued deployment of local, clean energy.”
The Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, which provides financial incentives directly to solar system owners, has resulted in an especially strong market for C&I solar across the state. SMART incentives have also made Massachusetts an attractive market for community solar and increased access to clean, renewable energy for many low-moderate income (LMI) communities across the state.
Notable Projects in Massachusetts
Aspen Power’s Massachusetts portfolio includes a diverse array of solar projects ranging in size, deal structure, and technology type. Among the 100 projects developed or acquired in Massachusetts, the largest is a 3.4 MW multi-phase solar rooftop and solar parking canopy project at the Natick Mall. Another distinctive project in Canton, MA is unique because it includes three different types of solar technologies – a rooftop array, parking canopy, and ground mount system – all in one project totaling 1.6 MW. Aspen continues to develop new projects throughout the state, including a ground-mounted community solar array expected to come online in 2024.
Aspen Power serves a variety of market segments in Massachusetts, with customers consisting of commercial and industrial businesses, public sector entities, retail centers, warehouse and storage facilities, and community solar subscribers. Aspen’s projects in the state range from community centers like the Boys and Girls Club in Newton, to ice rinks and apartment buildings in Stoneham and Ashland; there are solar installations at schools ranging from elementary level to universities like Tufts, as well as fitness centers, transit authorities and more. These diverse projects span multiple utility service territories including Eversource and National Grid. You can see more of these projects in the MA Project Gallery on our website.
To date, Aspen Power has developed or acquired more than 600 projects nationwide from Maine to Hawaii. Backed by global investment firm Carlyle, Aspen is one of the largest distributed generation independent power producers (IPPs) in the country, adding more than 50 staff and 220+ MW of operating assets to its portfolio through its acquisition of Safari Energy in 2022. Aspen’s early-stage project expertise, flexible financing solutions, and customer-centric approach continue to lead the company to new industry milestones such as this one and solidify it as a leader in the distributed generation space.
About Aspen Power
Aspen Power is a distributed energy generation platform with the dual mission of accelerating and democratizing decarbonization. We partner with businesses, communities, and others in the industry to develop, construct, and operate renewable energy assets. Our experienced team is passionate about solving our customers’ energy challenges to deliver a sustainable future throughout the U.S.
businesswire | May 22, 2023
Fisker Inc. driven by a mission to create the world's most emotional and sustainable electric vehicles, reaffirms its commitment to sustainability through its renewable-energy charging partnership with Allego B.V. ("Allego").
Fisker Ocean drivers can charge their EVs with 100 percent renewable energy in Europe through Fisker's partnership with Allego. Recognizing that use of renewable energy significantly reduces CO2 footprint over a vehicle's lifetime, Fisker prioritizes "green charging" operators that power their public charging networks with renewable energy. Preferred energy sources are: Solar, Wind, Hydro (small hydro preferred), Geothermal, Ocean movement, Hydrogen and Biomass (from renewable feedstock). By using green charging, Fisker estimates a 40% or more reduction in CO2 footprint during an EV's use phase1.
"Charging matters: it's a significant part of an EV's carbon footprint over its life cycle. Customers are placing greater importance on the sources of electricity they use to charge their EVs, and Fisker will continue to lead the industry in ESG practices and give customers the most sustainable choices," Chairman and CEO Henrik Fisker said. “We challenge brands in all industries to do the same to help provide a clean future for all."
Fisker partners with Allego, a leading pan-European EV charging network, to provide Fisker Ocean drivers in Europe easy access to renewable-energy charging at all Allego charge points. Every kWh supplied by Allego's charging stations is 100 percent renewable, certified by Guarantee of Origin Certificates (GOs). Through its energy platform, Allego powers its chargers with renewables generated from wind or PV (photovoltaic) farms with long term power purchase agreements.
Using the Fisker Ocean's navigation system and the FISKER FLEXSM Charge app, drivers can seamlessly locate Allego stations and access one year of free charging2 at over 27,000 eligible charging ports.
Fisker's focus on green charging in an EV's use phase is just one aspect of Fisker's overall commitment to sustainability across all phases of a vehicle's life cycle: upstream sourcing of materials, manufacturing, inbound/outbound logistics, use phase, and end of use/recycling. Aligning with Fisker's commitment to transparency, the company will publish the Ocean Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) later this spring. To learn more about Fisker’s commitment to ESG, find our ESG Impact report at www.fiskerinc.com/esg-2021.
The Fisker Ocean, Fisker's ground-breaking all-electric SUV, is available in Extreme, Ultra, and Sport, with the limited edition Fisker Ocean One entirely sold out. Both the Fisker Ocean Extreme and One trims achieve a confirmed combined WLTP range of up to 707 km/440 UK miles 3, which is the longest range of any battery electric SUV sold in Europe today. Both the Extreme and One trims offer dual-motor all-wheel-drive, three driving modes, Revolve 17.1" rotating screen, SolarSky roof, California Mode, Smart Traction, and many first-to-market safety features, including the world's first digital radar.
About Fisker Inc
California-based Fisker Inc. is revolutionizing the automotive industry by designing and developing individual mobility in alignment with nature. Passionately driven by a vision of a clean future for all, the company is on a mission to create the world's most sustainable and emotional electric vehicles.
AVANGRID | March 06, 2023
AVANGRID (a member of the Iberdrola Group), a sustainable energy company, has recently announced its intent to invest in solar trackers from Array Technologies (ATI), enhancing their partnership to the next level.
Through the equipment with safe harbor inventory and solar trackers, AVANGRID plans to construct a 321 MW True North solar array farm in Falls County, Texas, strengthening the State’s clean energy output.
Array Technologies is a trusted supplier of green energy equipment to AVANGRID and the Iberdrola Group, and this purchase is an additional step to their partnership. This partnership will continue to grow as AVANGRID expands its portfolio of a sustainable energy company in the U.S. This agreement was crucial to the final investment decision for the construction and expect to complete in 2024.
AVANGRID’s CEO, Pedro Azagra said, “We are very proud to announce this collaboration with Albuquerque, New Mexico based Array Technologies.” He added, “Projects like True North are crucial to decarbonization and will help the country reach its ambitious clean energy goals and help New Mexico grow industrial green energy jobs.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Array Technologies’ CEO, Kevin Hostetler said, “Array is honored to supply our industry leading DuraTrack solar trackers to AVANGRID for the True North solar farm.” He added, “Our durable and low maintenance trackers will help provide clean renewable energy for the Texas grid, ensuring the local community has reliable power for years to come.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID, a sustainable energy solutions provider, offers services for electric distribution, utilities, gas distribution, electric transmission, renewable energy, onshore wind, and offshore wind. Its primary businesses are Avangrid Networks, serving electric and natural gas customers in the Northeast, and Avangrid Renewables, offering onshore and offshore renewable energy solutions in the U.S. With its ESG+F framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, it strives for diversity, equity and inclusion. JUST Capital has recognized its contribution to the environment and community well-being. The Ethisphere Institute named it one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for three years.