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The Promise & Implications of California’s Evolving Solar Policy
The Promise & Implications of California’s Evolving Solar Policy California continues to be at the forefront of renewable energy adoption, but is struggling with reliability, rate issues, and interconnection roadblocks, while still trying to meet decarbonization...
3Qs with Audrey Walker
Companies can spend up to millions, or even billions, of dollars directly on energy each year. Yet many organizations see energy as merely a cost to be managed — as opposed to an enormous opportunity to create new value. We spoke with our own Audrey Walker about how...
DSD Helps Verizon Move Toward Net-Zero Operational Emissions
DSD is helping Verizon approach net-zero operational emissions by executing 11 solar energy projects totaling 13.6 MW.
What DSD’s Asset-Backed Securitization Means for Community Solar
Solar asset-backed securities represent a growing opportunity to package assets originated by solar developers into diverse portfolios. They also offer opportunities for investors to deploy capital into renewable energy at scale.
Why NOW is the time for businesses to go solar in California
Now is the time for businesses in California to go solar & DSD’s innovative solar solutions are here to help.
The Versatility, and Possibility, of Energy Storage
Energy storage is just a backup that provides energy when the sun is down, right? On the contrary, it offers much more — flexibility, cost savings, even a potential new revenue stream.
3Qs with Sumitro Kurniawan
Data has been driving the solar energy sector for years. But as 2023 approaches, its impact on renewable energy is set to grow exponentially.
3Qs with Andrea Braff
Learn about DSD’s solar energy financing team from Controller, Andrea Braff. Explore these insights & contact our commercial solar energy experts.
5 Tips for Installing Solar at Multiple Sites
Installing a solar array at one location can be fairly straightforward. But when it expands to multiple locations, things can get hairy. So, make sure you ask the right questions.
5 Things to Look for in a Multi-Site Commercial Solar Partner
If you’re planning a solar portfolio across multiple states, you’ll need experienced vendors. Be sure to demand these vital things when evaluating a new solar partner.
3Qs with Chris Miller
Hear from DSD’s Project Development Manager, Chris Miller, & see what preparation is needed for successful commercial solar builds.
The New DSD Connect is Here, and it’s Better than Ever
Experience DSD’s newest iteration of DSD Connect – where commercial & industrial solar partners can utilize our solar project financing platform.
The Momentum of Solar Power
2021 was a record-breaking year for solar installations. Commercial solar is expanding rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down. Here are the reasons …
3Qs with Danielle Fidel
Our DevNet Operations Director, Danielle Fidel, explains the Developer Network and how it’s changing the game for smaller solar developers and EPCs.
5 Misconceptions About Commercial Solar Energy
There are many commonly held misconceptions about commercial solar energy — from cost to reliability. Today, we shine some factual light on five of the biggest.
Net Metering: A Primer
Net Metering isn’t the most well-known term or concept. But it holds the answers to a lot of our most-pressing questions about the availability & reliability of solar energy.
Solar O&M: 4 Things to Expect (and Demand)
The operation and maintenance (O&M) of a solar asset — also known as “asset management” — is key to reducing the volatility of its energy output over the long term.
5 Questions with Ben Jones
DSD’s VP of Design & Engineering, Ben Jones, talks about the process of designing solar canopies, the evolution of ESG strategies, Ted Lasso, and more.
It’s Time to Move on from Fossil Fuels
This slow evolution of energy strategies — gradually increasing renewables while still clinging on to the “tried and true” — needs to be accelerated.
What the Infrastructure Deal Means (and What it Doesn’t)
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will activate several significant steps toward advancing the use of renewable energies. But what, exactly?
The ABCs of ESG
For business leaders, ESG investing — with renewable energy at its center — is one area where aligning a company’s civic responsibility with its fiscal responsibility is easy.
Unpacking Net Zero
What exactly does “net zero” mean? And why are so many companies suddenly pursuing it so aggressively?
Why DSD is actively looking to acquire solar energy projects
During the second half of 2020, DSD acquired six community solar portfolios, totaling 53.8 megawatts (MW) of capacity. Our team understands the vast growth…
A better way to deploy solar canopies: An inside look at DSD’s process
Solar canopies are a smart way to add renewable energy generation to everything from parking lots and garages to walkways and agricultural feeding lots…
Fed, evolving attitudes, and shifting capital drive push for ESG transparency
Sustainability is no longer a must-have. It’s a must-share. 2020 has seen a series of announcements from major banks and financial institutions that are …
Federal Tax Credits & Other Incentives for Commercial Solar Energy
How to maximize the federal solar Income Tax Credit (ITC) before it “steps down,” to get the lowest price for solar.
The Fall 2020 Renewable Energy Industry Event Guide
As #NASEW20 kicks off, renewable energy professionals should prepare for a packed schedule of virtual meetings that will take place this fall!
TRECs Are Great For NJ Commercial Enterprises
New Jersey’s popular SREC program will end soon — but a new, temporary replacement program offers big incentives for companies in the state to “go solar.”
Solar Feels the Pinch — but Demand Remains High
The U.S. solar sector lost more than 65,000 jobs since the COVID-19 crisis hit. But due to a confluence of factors, the industry is on-track to grow by 6% YoY.
Renewable Energy’s Role in the COVID-19 Economic Recovery
Despite dealing with a health crisis that could put everything else on the back burner, New York State is determined to keep moving forward on renewable energy.
What Climate Action 100+ Means for Investors
After years of reluctance around “green” investments, businesses are starting to recognize the importance of climate change and its impact on businesses’ bottom lines.
DSD Announces New Corporate HQ at Mohawk Harbor
DSD proudly announces the opening of its new corporate headquarters at Mohawk Harbor!
DSD Unveils Breakthrough Solar Canopy For MGM
DSD announces the completion of a custom solar canopy it designed and built for MGM Springfield in Springfield, Massachusetts.
How Public Power is Quietly Driving Energy Innovation
For years, municipal utilities & electric cooperatives have played a critical behind-the-scenes role in shaping America’s integral energy landscape.
Outlook on Renewables for 2020
One expert’s view of what’s shifting in the commercial solar PV energy sector in the year ahead.
DSD Secures $75M in Tax Equity Financing from Bank of America [Press Release]
DSD Renewables has closed on $75 million in tax equity financing from Bank of America to support the company’s 2023 build plan – its pipeline of distributed generation solar projects to be built through 2023.
AT&T Signs Agreement with DSD Renewables for 15.5 MW of Community Solar Power in New York [Press Release]
AT&T has signed an agreement with DSD Renewables to serve as an anchor tenant subscriber for a five-project community solar portfolio in Upstate New York, offtaking 15.5 megawatts (MW) of the larger 24.1 MW portfolio.
DSD and Black Bear complete 1.4 MW solar installation at Pleasanton office park in CA [Press Release]
DSD and Black Bear Energy have completed two onsite solar canopies, totaling 1.4 MW, at Pleasanton Corporate Commons office park in California. The two installations are expected to generate over 2 GWh of clean energy annually.