DSD and Black Bear complete 1.4 MW solar installation at Pleasanton office park in CA

Black Bear EnergySCHENECTADY, NY (April 27, 2023) – DSD Renewables (DSD) and Black Bear Energy have completed two onsite solar canopies, totaling 1.4 MW at Pleasanton Corporate Commons office park in California. Pleasanton Corporate Commons is managed by Hines, a global real estate investment, development and property manager, and owned by an entity advised by UBS Asset Management.

The 957 kW and 429 kW installations will offset much of the campus’ energy load and are expected to generate over 2 GWh of clean energy annually, the equivalent of powering 287 homes or avoiding 1,623 tons of CO2 emitted per year.

“UBS is dedicated to creating energy efficient property assets on behalf of clients looking to incorporate sustainable investments with economic benefits at the property level,” says Vasilios Diakogeorgiou, Head of Strategic Initiatives, UBS Asset Management. “We will continue to increase renewable energy in our portfolios where applicable.”

“Net zero commitments are a rapidly increasing focus for both landlords and tenants alike. As more turn to renewable energy to meet these goals, we’re happy to be a part of these projects…”

Facilitated by Black Bear and built by DSD, the canopy projects provide the benefit of covered parking for the adjacent office buildings, as well as access to lower-cost, onsite solar energy for tenants.

“Net zero commitments are a rapidly increasing focus for both landlords and tenants alike. As more turn to renewable energy to meet these goals, we’re happy to be a part of these projects that push the industry in the right direction, while saving money for all parties involved with low-cost, clean electricity,” said Drew Torbin, Black Bear’s President.

“We worked closely with Black Bear Energy and UBS to bring these projects across the finish line and are excited to see the impact they can deliver to the Pleasanton community,” says Dan O’Brien, Vice President of Commercial Origination at DSD. “We look forward to continuing to help our commercial and real estate customers unlock the value of solar through onsite solutions like these.”

DSD will own and operate the projects long-term.

About DSD Renewables

DSD Renewables (DSD) is a renewable energy solutions platform enabling a more sustainable future by deploying and operating renewable energy solutions, making solar, storage, and EV charging infrastructure more accessible to commercial, industrial, and municipal partners. With in-house expertise, a broad scope of capabilities, and the proprietary DSD Connect Platform, our team provides resources to industry partners and customers across the US, accelerating the deployment and scale of renewable energy to meet aggressive sustainability and net-zero goals. To learn more, visit DSDRenewables.com and connect with us on LinkedInInstagram, and Facebook.

About Black Bear Energy

Black Bear Energy, a Legence company, is a technology-enabled, commercial buyer’s representative specializing in onsite renewable energy and cleantech services. In the past five years, Black Bear has helped its clients bid out over 1,000 clean technology projects in more than 20 states through its data driven process. For more information about Black Bear Energy, visit BlackBearEnergy.com. For press inquiries, contact info@blackbearenergy.com.

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