DSD Renewables, a commercial solar developer, operator and asset owner, has begun construction of two on-site solar canopies at an office park in Pleasanton, CA. The 957 kW and 429 kW facilities, located at Pleasanton Corporate Commons, were facilitated by Black Bear Energy and will be installed behind the meter, offsetting much of the campus energy load.
“These are fantastic projects that will bring a multitude of benefits to all parties involved and create real value. As more landlords and tenants commit to net zero goals, there will absolutely be increased demand for offices to generate their own renewable electricity and lock in low-cost electricity prices,” said said Drew Torbin, CEO of Black Bear.
The solar canopies will be built and owned by DSD and will provide the benefit of covered parking for adjacent office buildings and provide tenants with access to on-site solar energy at lower cost. The racks are expected to generate more than 2 million kWh of energy per year, significantly reducing the campus carbon footprint.
“DSD is thrilled to once again partner with Black Bear Energy and UBS to facilitate this project and bring the multiple benefits of on-site solar power to the community of Pleasanton,” said Dan O’Brien, Vice President of commercial origin at DSD. “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners and accelerating the deployment of renewable energy assets for our commercial and real estate customers.”
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