Pivot Energy has completed a nearly 2-MW solar project in Jefferson County, Colorado. Standard Solar and Pivot Energy are the other two. This is the fifth and last site in a series that Standard Solar launched in 2019 to increase community solar access in the state. Developed in partnership with Pivot, Standard Solar funded the community solar array and is the projects’ long-term owner and operator.
“Pivot is very proud to see this portfolio come to fruition,” says Jon Fitzpatrick, vice president of project development for Pivot Energy. “These five projects are a step toward meeting the growing demand for clean energy across Colorado, all while supporting jobs and bringing myriad economic benefits to the local communities. Our partnership with Standard Solar has been a tremendous success in expanding access to solar for more Coloradans, and we look forward to continued solar development in the state and across the nation.”
Over 110 kW of the project’s capacity is specifically designated for low-to-moderate income segments of the community. Local municipalities are also notable offtakers: more than 500 kW to Eaton, almost 75 kW for Parachute, and over 500kW for Garfield County. The Grand Junction Airport and Homeward Bound of Grand Valley will be supported in part by solar energy.
“By working with Pivot Energy on these projects, we have been able to leverage our collective resources to yield even greater results,” mentions Shaun Laughlin, head of U.S. strategic development for Standard Solar. “Community solar is undeniably a key component of the future of clean energy and is set for immense, sustained growth. We are encouraged by the success of these projects in Colorado in expanding equitable access to solar power and committed to funding further development in the community solar sector.”
Two companies have now achieved their goal of developing 8.9MW of solar power in Colorado by the project series. The other four projects in the series are located in Garfield County, Jefferson County and Mesa County, and are also managed through SunCentral, Pivot Energy’s proprietary community solar customer management interface.