Community solar was built around the idea of a virtual and offsite clean energy service for its customers. Eliminating the high cost and physical installation of solar panels was primarily intended to open access to solar energy for those unable to...
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Author: David Ganske
By David Ganske | Apr 21, 2020
Community solar is often a difficult concept for customers to fully understand. The idea of how a “solar subscription” provides clean energy to the grid and savings to the subscriber is a lot to explain. Walking customers through the process...
By David Ganske | Jul 15, 2019
In November 2018, Pivot Energy expanded our services with the launch of our community solar customer management cloud platform, SunCentral. SunCentral was designed to improve the customer experience for community solar subscribers, and optimize the...
By David Ganske | Apr 17, 2019
In the classic Western movie troupe, two men stare down each other at high noon. “This town isn’t big enough for the two of us,” one says to the other. The encounter typically ends poorly for one of the participants.
By David Ganske | Apr 09, 2019
Rate design and credit offsets are particularly complex in the Illinois market, and without knowing how to set the subscription value, you could be creating a product that customers don’t want or one that crushes the returns for the project… In...
By David Ganske | Apr 03, 2019
In part two of “The Wild, Wild (Mid)West: Community Solar in IL”, Kacie Peters, Director of Business Development, discusses how we can learn from past mistakes in the energy market to make community solar a sustainable, long-term energy solution.
By David Ganske | Mar 26, 2019
The community solar market in IL is expected to grow from a couple of pilot projects to 200 MW in just two years. What impacts will this have on the competitive energy markets, on consumers, and for developers?
By David Ganske | Feb 27, 2019
As of Q4 2018, Illinois had around 100 MW of solar in the entire state. In the next five years, the amount of solar capacity installed in Illinois is expected to grow by more than 1,700%, to 1,600 MW according to SEIA. In part one of this four-part...