STAG Industrial Announces Largest Rooftop Community Solar Project In The Country

STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE:STAG) today announced the groundbreaking of their first onsite solar installations in Maryland, which are owned and developed by Summit Ridge Energy (“SRE”). The three projects are part of Maryland’s community solar program and will provide low-cost renewable energy to local homes and businesses. Co-developed by Black Bear Energy and SRE, the systems have an aggregate capacity of 11.6 MW and will generate over 15 million kWh of electricity annually – the equivalent of powering nearly 1,500 homes. The installations include a 9.2 MW system on STAG’s Hampstead facility, which when completed will be the country’s largest rooftop community solar project. With the addition of these sites, STAG now hosts over 25.5 MW of solar nationally.

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STAG Industrial Announces New Solar Systems in Illinois and Massachusetts

Boston, MA – November 12, 2020 – STAG Industrial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:STAG) today announced the groundbreaking of its first onsite solar installation in Illinois, and its fifth solar installation in Massachusetts. The projects are part of community solar programs and will provide low-cost renewable energy to local homes and businesses. Facilitated by Black Bear Energy in partnership with STAG, and developed by Green Street Power Partners (“GSPP”), these systems have an aggregate capacity of 3.5 MW and will generate over 4.4 million kWh of electricity annually – the equivalent of powering nearly 361 homes with solar. With the addition of these sites, STAG now hosts over 13.5 MW of solar nationally.

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ULI Fall Event Innovation Fireside Chat Featuring Back Bear's Victoria Stulgis

 

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California CRE Ramps Up Alternatives To State's Unreliable Grid

As power blackouts become an increasingly apparent normal to Californians, the state’s commercial real estate industry is hastening its adoption of alternative energy sources.

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Duke Realty to Become New Jersey’s Largest Community Solar Host

Jersey City, NJ — June 16, 2020 — Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) today announced that it will host solar projects covering nearly 1 million square feet of roof space across four of its New Jersey industrial assets. The four projects, facilitated by Black Bear Energy and developed by Solar Landscape, total 11.07 MW of solar and will produce more than 250 million kWh of renewable energy to the community over a twenty year period. Once completed, the combined projects will award Duke Realty the title of largest community solar host in the state of New Jersey.

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STAG Industrial Announces Its First Bay State Solar Systems

Boston, MA — June 16, 2020 – STAG Industrial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:STAG) today announced the groundbreaking of 4 new solar rooftop systems in Massachusetts and one in New Jersey.

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Together, Facility and Property Managers Can Make Great Things Happen

As ubiquitous as solar panels are these days, many people still harbor a lot of misconceptions. So, we asked Drew Torbin to explode some myths:

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Making Sense of Your Industrial Solar Lease

In the age of clean energy, property developments are evolving to accommodate eco-friendly trends. This push towards sustainability has prompted industrial property owners to implement green technology that not only bolsters their properties, but also allows them to maximize the profitability of their assets. As with any new technology, rooftop solar leases possess nuances that set them apart from typical commercial leases. There are a few facets of solar leasing that owners should know about and fully understand…

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Five key considerations of industrial solar leasing

Industrial property owners are increasingly turning to rooftop solar facilities to add value to their portfolios and maximize the profitability of their assets, as well as to increase renewable energy sources for the greater good. While the general principles of commercial leasing apply to rooftop solar leases, there are a few issues that are unique to solar rooftop leasing. Here is a list of some common concerns that industrial property owners should be aware of:

 

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Big-Box Retail and Shopping Mall Solar: From the Possible to the Probable to the Inevitable

Asked about market growth and why every big-box retailer and mall rooftops and parking lots aren’t covered with solar-plus-storage and converted into distributed, grid-connected, emissions-free power plants, Drew TorbinSolar Magazine Interviewee Avatar, co-founder and CEO of U.S.-based Black Bear Energy had this to say: “The scale is ramping up.”

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STAG INDUSTRIAL ANNOUNCES GROUNDBREAKING OF ITS FIRST TWO ROOFTOP SOLAR SYSTEMS IN MINNESOTA

Boston, MA — October 31, 2019 – STAG Industrial, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:STAG), today announced the groundbreaking of its first two rooftop solar systems in Minnesota.

The projects will be community solar host sites, powering homes and businesses across the twin cities and surrounding areas. Black Bear Energy facilitated the project in partnership with STAG. In total, the new projects will result in STAG hosting 1,808 kW of solar on its rooftops, which is the equivalent of powering more than 200 homes each year

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Iron Mountain Announces the Largest Rooftop Solar Installation of Any Data Center in the US

New 7.2MW solar installation will generate 15 percent of the Edison, New Jersey data center’s current electricity load

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From Kaiser To Vail Ski Resorts, Companies Doubled Their Wind And Solar In 2018

“Corporate investments in renewable energy used to be symbolic. A few solar panels here, a small wind farm investment there. But in 2018 some companies became voracious green energy consumers.”

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Enabling commercial industrial clean energy: An interview with Drew Torbin of Black Bear Energy

Renewable Energy Magazine – 12 June 2018

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Boosting Distributed Solar, Distributed Clean Energy Investment among Institutional Real Estate Investors

Densely packed commercial, residential and mixed-use buildings and real estate predominate and define cities the world over. With comparatively little in the way of open space, and what is available typically commanding premium prices, reducing cities’ energy consumption and pollution by deploying distributed, solar and other distributed, clean energy resources poses a vexing challenge for those aiming to improve urban quality of life while keeping the lights on and the energy flowing. Ambitious, innovative young companies such as Black Bear Energy are proving those challenges aren’t insurmountable…

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GID and Black Bear Announce Massachusetts Solar Projects

Boulder, CO., May 17, 2018 — Multifamily real estate investment firm, GID Investment Advisers and Black Bear Energy, the leading owner’s representative for onsite renewables, today announced the groundbreaking of two commercial solar systems. The projects, which are GID’s first solar leases, will provide energy to the Cities of Somerville and Cambridge while also providing low-cost energy to low-income residents and roof rental income to GID.

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Black Bear Energy and USAA Real Estate Announce 2.4 Megawatt New Jersey Solar Project

Boulder, CO., May 17, 2018 — Black Bear Energy, the leading owner’s representative for onsite renewables, and USAA Real Estate today announced that construction will start this month on a 2.4 megawatt (MW) solar array in Cranbury, New Jersey. The rooftop project will host onsite renewable solar facilities, creating both financial and environmental value for the asset…

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LBA Realty's Battery Storage and LED Projects expected to deliver $1.9 million in Energy Savings

Boulder, CO., May 17, 2018

LBA announces initial results from its latest clean technology efforts to install battery storage and LED retrofits across eight office and industrial properties in California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada. These projects are estimated to save the properties over $1.9 million dollars over the next 10 years. The projects were facilitated by Black Bear Energy Inc., who acted in partnership with LBA Realty…

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Why California Building Owners Need to Consider Energy Storage - ULI San Francisco

While Tesla’s Gigafactory may not yet be fully operational, the global energy storage market has taken off and continues to gain momentum as building owners and utilities recognize the potential financial and reliability benefits. And unlike the battles over solar, energy storage is shaping up to be a win-win for both CRE users and utilities…

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Stem to Deliver 7.5 MWh AI-Powered Energy Storage to Kilroy Realty Corporation

MILLBRAE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stem, Inc., the leader in energy superintelligence™, was chosen by Kilroy Realty Corporation(NYSE: KRC) to deploy over 7.5 MWh of artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage at eight commercial buildings in KRC’s California portfolio…

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Black Bear Energy Announces 5.2 MW of Commercial Solar Developments with Kilroy Realty

Black Bear Energy, a leading technology-enabled services company representing large commercial renewable and clean energy buyers, today announced the development of 5.2 MW of commercial solar systems with Kilroy Realty Corporation, a leading West Coast Real Estate Investment Trust (KRC).

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Black Bear Energy CEO Drew Torbin interviews with Nasdaq

Learn about Black Bear and how we position ourselves as a Buyer’s Rep for our clients to help them procure energy projects that work for them.

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Boulder Ventures and Rocky Mountain Institute Join Forces on Black Bear Energy Series A Funding

BOULDER, CO.  — (INNOVATION NEWS) — Black Bear Energy, a technology-enabled energy services company that represents commercial renewable energy buyers, announced today that it has completed a $2.5 million Series A round of financing. Boulder Ventures led the investment round with participation from Black Bear Energy’s seed investor, Rocky Mountain Institute… READ MORE >

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LBA Realty and Principal Real Estate Investors to Deploy Nation’s Largest Indoor Energy Storage System at Park Place

IRVINE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Stem, a leading provider of intelligent energy storage solutions, is proud to announce a storage installation program with Park Place, a 2.1 million square foot mixed-use corporate complex in Irvine, which is owned and operated by LBA Realty. In partnership with Principal Real Estate Investors, these companies will kick off the initiative with a 1.3 MW indoor installation at the complex. This project was facilitated by Black Bear Energy who acted as the owner’s representative to LBA Realty…

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