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Microgrid Energy Rebrands to Pivot Energy and Announces Expansion of Services

September 20, 2018

Pivot Energy will provide comprehensive end-to-end solar solutions and open offices on both coasts. 

Gunnison County Electric Association Partners with Pivot Energy for 675 kWdc Project East of Gunnison

July 10, 2018

The Board of Directors for Gunnison County Electric Association (GCEA) recently approved funding for two solar projects that will be developed by Pivot Energy. These projects will enable GCEA to save money on electricity procurement while supporting local clean energy projects. The first project site is east of Gunnison and will be 675 kWdc. The second project site is south of Crested Butte and will be in the 400-700 kWdc range. Construction is slated for Summer 2019. 

Mountain Parks Electric Enters into Solar Power Agreement with Pivot Energy for Project in Jackson County, CO

May 09, 2018

Mountain Parks Electric recently signed a 20-year agreement with Pivot Energy to purchase the power generated by 1.3 megawatt solar array that will be developed later this year. This agreement enables Mountain Parks Electric to save on wholesale power costs while also increasing their local renewable power supply.

Pivot Energy Signs Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority to Long-Term Community Solar Lease

April 25, 2018

Thanks to a partnership with Pivot Energy, Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority’s electricity will be offset by solar power before the end of 2018.

Microgrid Energy to Develop One-Megawatt Community Solar Project in Garfield County, CO

March 26, 2018

Microgrid Energy’s one-megawatt Community Solar project in Garfield County, Colorado was recently given the green light for development! Construction is scheduled to begin later this summer and is expected to be complete by October. The project will generate enough power to serve the equivalent electrical needs of 175-200 homes annually, providing clean, renewable energy at a fixed-rate for local subscribers for many years to come. 

 

Corporations With 100% Renewable Energy Goals Now Account for 150 Terawatt-Hours per Year

September 22, 2017

Corporations continue to ignore President Trump’s charade over the Paris climate agreement.

During Climate Week NYC, the Climate Group announced a record number of companies have signed on to a 100 percent renewable power commitment by 2020. Major financial institutions Citi and JPMorgan Chase & Co. joined the pledge, bringing the group to 110 companies. Those corporations account for 150 terawatt-hours of energy per year.

Category: Industry News
Tag: Solar PV

What Landowners Should Know about Solar Land Leases

September 22, 2017

As large solar arrays become more popular, more and more landowners have been approached by solar energy companies interested in long-term ground leases. There are many important factors to consider when deciding whether a solar array is the right fit for a piece of land.

Microgrid Energy Installs Rooftop Solar on MilliporeSigma's New LEED Certifiable Building

September 11, 2017

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MilliporeSigma, the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, worked with Microgrid Energy to install a rooftop solar array on its new LEED certifiable facility in Burlington, Massachusetts. The facility was custom-built by The Gutierrez Company for MilliporeSigma and incorporated countless energy efficiency measures.

Category: Company News
Tag: Solar PV

Community Solar Team Grows Stronger with Recent Hires

August 29, 2017

In late 2016 Microgrid Energy decided to apply its extensive engineering, construction, and development experience to the exciting community solar sector. Community solar, which allows businesses and consumers to purchase renewable energy from local solar farms (also known as solar gardens), is growing in popularity as more states pass legislation to make it a reality. Community solar has seen success in states such as Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts, and a number of other states will be implementing programs in the coming year. These programs provide an attractive option for those who might not otherwise be able to install solar on their own roof or property, such as renters or people with a lot of shade on their property. 

Category: Company News

Microgrid Energy Installs Microgrid for Fire Station

August 17, 2017

Microgrid Energy recently completed a solar PV-based microgrid installation at Fremont Fire Station 11 in Fremont, California. They microgrid will allow the fire station to continue operating in the event of a grid outage, while at the same time reducing their carbon footprint and locking in their energy rates for the foreseeable future.

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