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Nautilus Solar Energy Acquires 17.2 MW Community Solar Portfolio From Borrego Solar

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 1:29pm

SUMMIT, N.J., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC ("Nautilus"), a leading national owner/operator of community solar projects, announced the acquisition of a 17.2 megawatt (MW) community solar portfolio from Borrego Solar Systems, the largest privately owned developer, designer, installer and O&M provider of commercial and utility-scale solar and energy storage projects.

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  • SUMMIT, N.J., Nov. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC ("Nautilus"), a leading national owner/operator of community solar projects, announced the acquisition of a 17.2 megawatt (MW) community solar portfolio from Borrego Solar Systems, the largest privately owned developer, designer, installer and O&M provider of commercial and utility-scale solar and energy storage projects.
  • In addition to developing the portfolio, Borrego Solar will design, engineer, construct as well as maintain the systems.
  • Comprised of three solar projects in Monroe and Saratoga counties, the portfolio will produce enough safe, pollution-free, energy to power 1,500 homes.
  • Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, is a leading national long-term owner/operator of community and distributed generation solar projects.

Standard Solar Celebrates Completion of First Community Solar Project in New York

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Standard Solar, Inc. , a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today marked the completion of its first community solar project in New York (NY).

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  • Standard Solar, Inc. , a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide, today marked the completion of its first community solar project in New York (NY).
  • The project was developed by U.S. Light Energy , a leading New York solar energy company, and subscribed by Common Energy.
  • As a participant in New York States Community Solar Program, the project will provide homeowners, renters, and businesses with the benefits of solar energy without the cost of equipment, installation and maintenance.
  • Standard Solar, Inc. is a leading solar energy company specializing in the development and financing of solar electric systems nationwide.

ComEd Presents Rebate of $299,840 to First Community Solar Project

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30pm

Rainy Solar Inc., the first company in northern Illinois to develop and operate a community solar project, today was awarded a rebate from ComEd for $299,840 for a project that enables residential and business customers to subscribe to a portion of the clean energy generated and earn bill credits from ComEd.

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  • Rainy Solar Inc., the first company in northern Illinois to develop and operate a community solar project, today was awarded a rebate from ComEd for $299,840 for a project that enables residential and business customers to subscribe to a portion of the clean energy generated and earn bill credits from ComEd.
  • Through September, ComEd received 138 rebate applications and paid rebates totaling more than $5 million.
  • We applaud Rainy Solar for its vision and launch of the areas first community solar development, said Scott Vogt, vice president of strategy and energy policy at ComEd.
  • ComEd customers and solar developers can visit www.ComEd.com/solar to learn more about solar options and the interconnection process.

Con Edison Solutions Is Accepting Enrollments for Its New Community Solar Program in Northampton

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 8:00pm

National Grid residential and small business customers located in Northampton, Massachusetts and elsewhere in Massachusetts, can now enroll in a community solar program with Con Edison Solutions.

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  • National Grid residential and small business customers located in Northampton, Massachusetts and elsewhere in Massachusetts, can now enroll in a community solar program with Con Edison Solutions.
  • The concept of community solar was initiated with the Massachusetts Green Communities Act and more fully developed under the recent Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, or SMART, program.
  • Community solar is a centrally-located solar facility that allows individuals and businesses within a defined geographic area to save on electricity while supporting green, sustainable solar energy.
  • To learn more about community solar or to enroll in the Northampton program, Massachusetts National Grid customers can visit: www.conedsolutions.com/communitysolar .

CleanChoice Energy Now Enrolling Subscribers for 8 MW Community Solar Portfolio to be Built in Albany and Orange County New York

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 7:31pm

ALBANY, N.Y. and ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanChoice Energy , a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner, healthier lives, is now accepting subscriptions for an 8 MW community solar portfolio to be built in both Albany and Orange County New York.

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  • ALBANY, N.Y. and ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanChoice Energy , a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner, healthier lives, is now accepting subscriptions for an 8 MW community solar portfolio to be built in both Albany and Orange County New York.
  • "New York residents can now save up to 10 percent on their utility bills while supporting regional solar growth," said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy.
  • With community solar, almost everyone with a utility bill can access the benefits of solar."
  • "This project will enable nearly 1,500 New York residents to support renewable energy and save money on their utility bills.

Nautilus Solar Energy Opens Rhode Island's First Community Solar Project

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 8:03pm

SUMMIT, N.J., Sept.18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, a leading national solar acquisition, development, and asset management company, yesterday announced the opening of Rhode Island's first operational community solar project under the state's Community Remote Net Metering Pilot Program.

Key Points: 
  • SUMMIT, N.J., Sept.18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, a leading national solar acquisition, development, and asset management company, yesterday announced the opening of Rhode Island's first operational community solar project under the state's Community Remote Net Metering Pilot Program.
  • "Today, we are celebrating the launch of the first community solar project in Rhode Island, which makes affordable solar power accessible to more people," said State Energy Commissioner, Carol Grant.
  • "It is exciting to be a part of this first step for community solar in Rhode Island and to continue the great work of ISM Solar," said Nautilus Solar CEO, Jim Rice.
  • Community solar is unique because it offers a hassle-free way for residential customers to adopt solar energy by subscribing to a local project.

TurningPoint Energy and ForeFront Power Announce 6.57 MW of Maryland Community Solar Projects

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:10pm

It is truly exciting for Prince Georges Countys economy and environment to see the progress of the community solar projects being developed by TurningPoint Energy and built by ForeFront Power.

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  • It is truly exciting for Prince Georges Countys economy and environment to see the progress of the community solar projects being developed by TurningPoint Energy and built by ForeFront Power.
  • Community solar projects offer all the benefits of solar to those who are unable to install solar at their home.
  • TurningPoint Energy is a clean energy development, advisory and investment company with solar development projects underway throughout the United States.
  • Its principals have experience developing solar projects for utility and community solar clients totaling more than $2.5 billion in value over 1.1GW of operating solar power plants throughout the United States within the last decade.

Interfaith Alliance Partners with Ampion & Abundant Energy for Community Solar

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 3:15pm

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action ("RAICA") group has partnered with Abundant Energy, supported by Ampion, to facilitate community solar programs throughout greater Rochester.

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  • ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --The Rochester Area Interfaith Climate Action ("RAICA") group has partnered with Abundant Energy, supported by Ampion, to facilitate community solar programs throughout greater Rochester.
  • Now, through a partnership with Abundant Energy, RAICA is introducing community solar to its network.
  • Community solar allows customers to receive credits from local solar farms that offset the their RG&E bills.
  • Ampion empowers the clean energy revolution by bringing community energy programs to local communities.

Pivot Energy Awarded 25 Megawatts of Community Solar Capacity in Colorado

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 2:00pm

1 community solar developer in the state for total MWs of approved capacity and total number of projects.

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  • 1 community solar developer in the state for total MWs of approved capacity and total number of projects.
  • Subscriptions from the 25 MW portfolio will be managed through SunCentral, Pivot's proprietary community solar customer management interface, designed to provide customers, project administrators, and utilities with a seamless and enjoyable user experience.
  • Pivot is thrilled to be able to work with Xcel Energy as a major contributor to that transformation," said Jon Sullivan, vice president of project development for Pivot Energy.
  • Pivot Energy is a Denver-based solar energy company that is focused on helping accelerate the rapid transition taking place in the energy industry to a more decentralized and cleaner approach to power generation.

Nautilus Solar Energy Announces Completion Of Its First Community Solar Project In Orange County, New York

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 2:49pm

The energy generated by the Westtown solar project will directly benefit qualified residential community solar subscribers who are situated within the Orange and Rockland utility service territory.

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  • The energy generated by the Westtown solar project will directly benefit qualified residential community solar subscribers who are situated within the Orange and Rockland utility service territory.
  • "This community solar milestone extends Nautilus's vision towards extending a sustainable future for those customers that are unable to install large-scale solar facilities directly on premise,"said Jim Rice, CEO, Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC.
  • "We're particularly excited that this project propels Nautilus's community solar expansion into New York, our fifthmarket entry over the last year," added Jeffrey Cheng, COO, Nautilus Solar.
  • Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC headquartered in Summit, N.J., is a leading national solar acquisition, development and asset management company.