DSD Partners with Solar Optimum on New Rooftop Solar Project in CA

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — (November 18, 2021) — DSD Renewables (DSD) has partnered with Solar Optimum to develop a 522 kW rooftop solar project for Molding Corporation of America, a full-service custom injection molding company based in Pacoima, California. The installation, which DSD will own and operate long-term, is expected to be operational in 2022 and will generate an estimated 900,000 kWh of clean, affordable energy annually, avoiding 638 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent each year.

“Molding Corporation of America has grown into one of the region’s leading molders and we’re equally proud to play a role in the nation’s transition to clean, affordable energy,” says Sandra Rinder, Vice President at Molding Corporation of America. “Thanks to the partnership between Solar Optimum and DSD, our facility in Pacoima, California will soon host a rooftop solar installation and serve as a beacon for what responsible manufacturing looks like.”

“As a leading developer and EPC firm in California, Solar Optimum brings unique advantages to our partnership with its extensive knowledge of the local landscape and commitment to prioritizing customers above all else,”

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The partnership between Solar Optimum and DSD is a product of DSD’s recently launched Developer Network. Through the Developer Network, Solar Optimum gains access to DSD Connect, a dedicated platform that provides partners with real-time pricing tools, access to competitive financing, standardized documents and marketing materials, and other resources to more efficiently build C&I distributed generation projects.

“Together, we will help meet the growing demand for clean, reliable energy, and increase access to solar+storage throughout the region.”

“As a leading developer and EPC firm in California, Solar Optimum brings unique advantages to our partnership with its extensive knowledge of the local landscape and commitment to prioritizing customers above all else,” says Cameron Bard, Vice President of DSD’s Developer Network. “We’re thrilled to enable Solar Optimum’s growth and complement their strengths with our own. We look forward to partnering together on many more projects in the future.”

“DSD’s team, capabilities, and financial strength enable us to further add value to every project, portfolio, and client. No one else has their transparent and streamlined approach to project development, and it gives us the peace of mind to know that not only does our partner have integrity, but that it is an equitable relationship for everyone – including our clients,” says Ara Krikorian, Vice President – Commercial Development at Solar Optimum. “Together, we will help meet the growing demand for clean, reliable energy, and increase access to solar+storage throughout the region.”

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 distributed 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. With unparalleled capabilities including development, structured financing, project acquisition and long-term asset ownership, DSD 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 with a 120+ year legacy of innovation, our solar energy team brings a distinct combination of ingenuity, rigor, and accountability to every project we manage, acquire, own and maintain. To learn more about our industry-leading solar energy solutions, visit dsdrenewables.com and be sure to connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Solar Optimum

Solar Optimum is a Los Angeles-based solar, battery storage and roofing company that provides California homeowners and businesses with progressive, premium energy solutions – with unmatched value. Since 2008, Solar Optimum has been on a mission to educate and inspire Californians to become 100% energy independent, and with over 150 MW installed, thousands of customers state-wide have now reached that goal. As a vertically integrated organization, Solar Optimum has more than 1,000 years combined experience in construction, engineering, design, sales, and marketing.

Solar Optimum’s premier certifications, top-of-the-line products and warranties, and award-winning customer service have earned Solar Optimum the position of #1 ranked Residential solar and storage provider as well as the #2 ranked Commercial Developer in California for two consecutive years according to Solar Power World International – helping communities build a better future. Learn more at www.SolarOptimum.com.

Media Contacts

Meghan Gainer
VP Marketing & Communications, DSD Renewables
Email Meghan
P. 518-369-3692

Jessica Loizeaux
Gregory FCA for DSD Renewables
Email Jessica
P. 610-228-2156

Rainier de Ocampo
Vice President of Marketing, Solar Optimum
Email Rainier
P: 818-804-3122

Ara Krikorian
Vice President of Commercial, Solar Optimum
Email Ara 
P: 818-389-3942

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