DSD’s custom solar canopies & carports protect your customers from the elements while making an exquisite statement about where you stand on climate action. Take an interactive journey.
Each rooftop solar application is specially designed to consider building structural integrity, rooftop lifespan and mounting/attachment options, and environmental factors such as snow and wind.
Ideal for large renewable energy applications — such as capped landfills, brownfield redevelopment and agricultural — our ground-mounted solar energy solutions are born from a rigorous design and geotechnical process.
On-site Energy Storage Systems (ESS)
ESS makes solar energy available even when the sun isn’t shining. It can also help during periods of peak power usage, when grid energy is most in-demand & expensive.
Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations transform an onsite solar and storage project into a holistic solution, reducing your facilities greenhouse gas footprint. With 10 million EVs on the road — and more coming each day — your customers will thank you.
IKEA Retail U.S. uses integrated solar solutions — including ESS and EV charging stations — to power their stores with 100 % renewable energy and reduce energy consumption by 40%. See how.
Access for All
For businesses and residents unable to host their own solar energy systems, community solar provides needed access to solar-generated energy. It also helps build a more resilient grid. Learn more now.
DSD takes on community solar projects that others won’t. We also acquire community solar portfolios from smaller developers to help bring those critical projects over the finish line.
DSD helped Schenectady County transform seven unusable “brownfield” sites into a new solar portfolio, cutting energy costs for its municipalities and residents. Read about it here.
Development, Operation & Interconnection
DSD Renewables builds and operates community solar projects in the communities we serve. DSD is also responsible for interconnecting the project with the local utility.
Initial Subscription Sign-Up
Local residents and businesses subscribe to a portion of a community solar project directly with DSD.
The energy generated by the subscriber’s community solar project allocation is directly fed into the state’s electricity grid. The polluting power on the grid is replaced with clean electrons from solar energy, which helps alleviate dependence on fossil fuels. This means that the solar energy produced from a community solar project is not actually fed into an individual property, but is enjoyed by your wider community in Maine.
Solar Energy Production Monitoring
The utility monitors production from the community solar project, and allocates bill credits to DSD subscribers proportionally to their allocation of the project capacity.
Billing & Crediting
Subscribers receive credits on their regular monthly utility bill and are billed for those credits at a predetermined, discounted rate--saving money. Depending on the program type, customers can be billed directly by the utility or separately by a billing manager.
creating a new future from a dormant past
A COMMUNITY SOLAR STORY
At a forgotten corner in Brooklyn, NY, sat an old industrial warehouse collecting cobwebs.
But the NYCEDC, along with other key partners, saw potential. The stagnant site was revived into an indoor community soccer facility (run by soccer-facilities operator Sofive). And DSD was brought in to complete and launch a 763 kW community solar installation on the facility’s rooftop. The project provides nearby residents with access to clean, renewable energy at reduced rates — and the facility serves as a recreational resource for the children and families of the community.
A wonderful example of how imagination can create possibilities. Read the full story here.