Nautilus Solar and Pivot Energy complete 13-MW Colorado community solar portfolio
Denver-based Pivot Energy and Nautilus Solar Energy have announced the completion of a 13-MW community solar portfolio in Colorado. The fully operational portfolio is comprised of seven projects located in Crowley, Weld and Logan Counties, and provides a clean energy alternative to an estimated 1,700 households and 12 commercial subscribers, including the Town of Breckenridge, in the Xcel Energy and Black Hills Energy utility territories .
Nautilus is the long-term owner and operator of the projects, having acquired the portfolio from Pivot in 2020. This represents Nautilus’s first entry into Colorado. The solar subscriptions are managed through Pivot Energy’s SunCentral platform, which uses proprietary cloud-based software to provide subscribers with convenient user features such as seamless bill payments, energy production monitoring and downloadable financial reports. At this time, Pivot is still accepting subscriber applications from interested parties.
“We are thrilled to see the full completion of these projects. Nautilus has proven to be an excellent partner, and we have made great strides in our shared mission of expanding access to solar power to more communities. As we work on future projects, the benefits to Coloradans will only grow, from supporting construction jobs to positively impacting air quality,” said Tom Hunt, CEO of Pivot Energy.
Colorado was the first state to establish a statewide community solar program in 2010 with the passage of the Community Solar Gardens Act. Since then, Colorado has experienced tremendous growth in community solar, bringing economic opportunity and clean energy to communities across the state.
For more information on how to participate in a community solar garden, visit Pivot Energy’s website.
News item from Pivot Energy