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DSD Partners with Earthlight Technologies on 1.1 MW Solar Installation, Growing its Developer Network
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — December 21, 2021 — DSD Renewables (DSD) has partnered with Earthlight Technologies to develop a 1.1 MW ground mount solar system at a large commercial property owned by Mark Greenberg Real Estate (MGRE) in Farmington, Connecticut. The solar system is expected to be operational in early 2022 and will generate an estimated 1.35 million kWh of renewable energy annually, avoiding 960 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.
Earthlight Technologies turned to DSD for access to competitive financing and long-term asset ownership.
Earthlight, who initiated the project with repeat customer MGRE, turned to DSD for access to competitive financing and long-term asset ownership. By joining DSD’s Developer Network, Earthlight gained the resources it needed to move the project forward, including real-time pricing tools, standardized documents and marketing materials, and others, all readily available through the DSD Connect platform.
“DSD helped make this project possible by providing a great financing solution for MGRE. The entire project would not have been possible without DSD’s expertise and assistance,” says Eric Virkler, Director of Commercial Solar and Storage at Earthlight. “MGRE is a valued client and our partnership with DSD provides us with the resources to deliver even more value to MGRE as we continue our relationship.”
“Our firm has reaped the benefits of working with Earthlight time and again,” says MGRE Founder Mark Greenberg. “This particular project came with its share of challenges, and Earthlight’s ability to partner with DSD made all the difference. Once the project is complete, our tenant will benefit from access to clean, renewable energy.”
Earthlight is headquartered in Ellington, CT and has completed more than 100 commercial solar projects throughout the Northeast region. This partnership will provide Earthlight with resources to build more efficient and successful C&I distributed generation projects.
“Earthlight is exactly the type of partner we want in our Developer Network,” says Danielle Fidel, an Account Executive for DSD’s Developer Network. “DSD Connect enables Earthlight to provide lightning fast PPA and lease quotes, while their local expertise and installation teams deliver great customer service and made-to-last solar assets for customers. It’s a win for everyone involved, and we look forward to continuing the partnership in the future.”
DSD launched its Developer Network and DSD Connect platform earlier this year with partnerships in California, the Southwest, Midwest, and Northeast, along with a growing portfolio of community solar and distributed generation projects for C&I and MUSH customers.
To learn more about how your business can join DSD’s growing Developer Network and gain access to the DSD Connect platform, visit DSDRenewables.com/Developer-Network.
About DSD Renewables
DSD Renewables (DSD) is transforming the way organizations harness clean energy while building a more sustainable future. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD accelerates the deployment of renewable energy resources and creates significant value for our commercial, industrial, and municipal customers and partners. Backed by world-leading financial partners like BlackRock Real Assets and rooted in our founding at GE, our team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own, and maintain. To learn more, visit DSDRenewables.com and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
About Earthlight Technologies
Earthlight Technologies is a family owned and operated Solar and Energy Solutions company headquartered in Ellington, CT. With over 17MW of commercial solar projects installed in the Northeast, Illinois, and Oregon, Earthlight has experience in ground mount, roof mount, and canopy solutions. Along with commercial solar, Earthlight also has divisions in residential solar, commercial energy efficiency, EV chargers, and operations & maintenance. At Earthlight, our goal is to provide customers with the highest quality products, performance, consistency, and value through our decades of combined experience developing, constructing, and managing solar projects.
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