Solar energy in the United States

Standard Solar Acquires 35 Megawatt Solar Project Portfolio in Maine

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 1:37pm

Standard Solar, Inc. , a nationally recognized leader in the development, funding, ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets, today announced it has acquired 35 megawatts (MW) of NEB solar projects in Maine.

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  • Standard Solar, Inc. , a nationally recognized leader in the development, funding, ownership and operation of commercial and community solar assets, today announced it has acquired 35 megawatts (MW) of NEB solar projects in Maine.
  • Standard Solar is funding the projects and will be the long-term owner and operator.
  • Maines NEB program allows customers to benefit from clean energy savings by offsetting their electricity bills from renewable energy projects like community solar.
  • Standard Solar is powering the nations energy transformation channeling its project development capabilities, financial strength and technical expertise to deliver the benefits of solar, as well as solar + storage, to businesses, institutions, farms, governments, communities and utilities.

Greenworks Lending from Nuveen Appoints Kate Cusack as Vice President of Originations

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 7:00pm

DARIEN, Conn., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenworks Lending, the nation's leading C-PACE capital provider dedicated to funding energy performance-enhancing commercial, multi-family and non-profit real estate projects, announced today that it has appointed Kate Cusack as Vice President of Originations.

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  • DARIEN, Conn., July 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenworks Lending, the nation's leading C-PACE capital provider dedicated to funding energy performance-enhancing commercial, multi-family and non-profit real estate projects, announced today that it has appointed Kate Cusack as Vice President of Originations.
  • In her new role as Vice President of Originations, Cusack will be helping deal teams sustain and improve originations process efficiency and scale originations efforts to support the company's massive expansion.
  • "Kate is an adept deal navigator with deep expertise in structured commercial real estate financing transactions," said Andrew Zech, Head of C-PACE Originations at Greenworks Lending from Nuveen.
  • Greenworks Lending, a Nuveen affiliate, is the largest provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing in the country.

Last Chance to Register for SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:57pm

BOULDER, Colo., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) at SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future, the 50th Annual National Solar Conference , at the University of Colorado Boulder and online on a hybrid platform.

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  • BOULDER, Colo., July 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Join the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) at SOLAR 2021: Empowering a Sustainable Future, the 50th Annual National Solar Conference , at the University of Colorado Boulder and online on a hybrid platform.
  • Register online and use promo code POWER21 for 10% off your entire registration by August 1.
  • ASES is also highlighting Women in Solar Energy (WISE) at SOLAR 2021's WISE Forum on August 4.
  • The most recent version of the conference schedule and additional information about SOLAR 2021 can be found at ases.org/conference .

SunShare Invests $100,000 in Local Colorado Businesses & Charitable Organizations

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

DENVER, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SunShare, the nation's oldest and largest residential community solar provider, announced that it purchased more than $100,000 in gift cards to local Colorado retailers as part of a subscriber promotion that offers participants gift cards to local businesses or charitable organizations.

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  • DENVER, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today SunShare, the nation's oldest and largest residential community solar provider, announced that it purchased more than $100,000 in gift cards to local Colorado retailers as part of a subscriber promotion that offers participants gift cards to local businesses or charitable organizations.
  • The program began as an effort to support other local Colorado small businesses during the pandemic and reward new subscribers with further incentives to choose solar energy from the state's community solar gardens.
  • SunShare celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year, on the heels of Colorado celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the nation's first community solar legislation.
  • SunShare is offering gift cards to local businesses for subscribers who enroll by September 15 ahead of finishing construction on their next 5MW community solar garden.

SunSmart Ames Earns Top Project of the Year Award from Environment + Energy Leader

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 2:15pm

The City of Ames set out to develop SunSmart Ames , the City's first community solar farm, to drive renewable energy adoption and demonstrate its commitment to sustainability within the Ames community.

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  • The City of Ames set out to develop SunSmart Ames , the City's first community solar farm, to drive renewable energy adoption and demonstrate its commitment to sustainability within the Ames community.
  • Ames City Council selected ForeFront Power to develop SunSmart Ames, representing over 2 MW of solar energy dedicated to the local Ames community.
  • For nearly a decade, the Environment + Energy Leader Awards have celebrated excellence in the world of environmental, sustainability and energy management.
  • Project of the Year Award winners are known to illustrate how sustainability and energy management projects can successfully help other companies improve the bottom line.

Tuckahoe Housing Authority Partners with UGE to Lower Energy Bills for Residents with Rooftop Community Solar System

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 12:00pm

Tuckahoe, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - July 20, 2021) - UGE International Ltd. (TSXV: UGE), a leader in commercial and community solar energy solutions, today debuted its new rooftop community solar project at Tuckahoe Housing Authority.

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  • Tuckahoe, New York--(Newsfile Corp. - July 20, 2021) - UGE International Ltd. (TSXV: UGE), a leader in commercial and community solar energy solutions, today debuted its new rooftop community solar project at Tuckahoe Housing Authority.
  • Tuckahoe Housing Authority will receive annual lease payments for hosting the solar project atop its properties, which are home to more than 300 residents.
  • With the community solar project in place, the housing authority will also see savings reflected in its utility bills.
  • The Tuckahoe Housing Authority solar project is one of a growing number of UGE's community solar projects in the region.

PACE Loan Group Hires Kris Jones as Vice President, Originations to Continue Expansion

Monday, July 19, 2021 - 12:47pm

MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PACE Loan Group ("PLG") ( www.paceloangroup.com ), a leading provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing, announced today the hiring of Kris Jones as a Vice President, Originations, effective July 19, 2021.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS, July 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PACE Loan Group ("PLG") ( www.paceloangroup.com ), a leading provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing, announced today the hiring of Kris Jones as a Vice President, Originations, effective July 19, 2021.
  • PACE Loan Group hires 18-year CRE veteran Kris Jones as part of strategic nationwide C-PACE staff rollout.
  • Jones has over 18 years of commercial and multifamily real estate experience.Prior to joining PLG, Jones was a Senior Director at Ten-X, and a Vice President of Real Estate at RealCrowd.
  • "I am excited to be joining PACE Loan Group to help them expand their C-PACE loan portfolio throughout the Western U.S.

Green Stream Holdings, Inc., Signs Initial Host Site For Community Solar Program; 25 Year Model Program With Expected Project Revenues In Excess Of $13 Million

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 7:16pm

It also enables owners of large properties to generate revenue by hosting a community solar project on their rooftop, parking lot, or open space.

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  • It also enables owners of large properties to generate revenue by hosting a community solar project on their rooftop, parking lot, or open space.
  • Green Rain Solar has been working with New York State; the PSC, NYSERDA, Governors Office for the past 10 years, helping pass the Community-Solar legislation.
  • Green Rain Solar Consulting has partnered with the leading roofless community shared solar providers, offering individual customers a seamless transition to automatic monthly savings.
  • The Company is currently targeting high-growth solar market segments for its advanced solar greenhouse and advanced solar battery products.

Green Stream Holdings, Inc., Signs Initial Host Site For Community Solar Program; 25 Year Model Program With Expected Project Revenues In Excess Of $13 Million

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 12:44pm

It also enables owners of large properties to generate revenue by hosting a community solar project on their rooftop, parking lot, or open space.

Key Points: 
  • It also enables owners of large properties to generate revenue by hosting a community solar project on their rooftop, parking lot, or open space.
  • Green Rain Solar has been working with New York State; the PSC, NYSERDA, Governors Office for the past 10 years, helping pass the Community-Solar legislation.
  • Green Rain Solar Consulting has partnered with the leading roofless community shared solar providers, offering individual customers a seamless transition to automatic monthly savings.
  • The Company is currently targeting high-growth solar market segments for its advanced solar greenhouse and advanced solar battery products.

BrightNight Advisory Board Addition Signals Big Plans

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:05pm

INLET BEACH, Fla., July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --BrightNight is pleased to announce the newest addition to its board of advisors: Rhone Resch, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Solarlytics and former President and CEO of SEIA.

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  • INLET BEACH, Fla., July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --BrightNight is pleased to announce the newest addition to its board of advisors: Rhone Resch, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Solarlytics and former President and CEO of SEIA.
  • The addition of Mr. Resch to BrightNight's board of notable industry leaders further indicates the company is well-positioned to stand out as an advanced renewable power provider.
  • No other company has been purpose-built to specifically address these needs and I'm excited to lend my experience in support of this work at BrightNight."
  • As a BrightNight board member, Rhone brings his forward-thinking vision and energetic leadership style in support of BrightNight's policy strategy, utility solution design, and technology strategy.