The four community solar projects will benefit local commercial subscribers, businesses, farms, municipalities, and school districts

New York, June 5th, 2024 – Today, leading national renewable energy provider Pivot Energy, and industry-leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) provider, GreenSpark Solar, announced the completion of a four project Upstate New York solar portfolio with agrivoltaics. The over 22 Megawatt DC (MWdc)  portfolio is a crucial step towards New York’s goal of reaching 70% renewable energy by 2030 and a zero-emission electric grid by 2040. 

Solar Farm in Tico New York

This spring, the four solar projects owned and developed by Pivot began producing energy across Upstate New York, including several projects within the Adirondack region. Funding for the projects included NYSERDA’s NY-Sun Program, and the portfolio adds to Pivot’s existing 2,000+ project history. By partnering with GreenSpark Solar, Pivot was able to ensure quality installations while keeping the labor and economic benefits of the projects as local as possible. The solar projects are enrolled in the Remote Crediting program, which is tailored to commercial subscribers, local farms, nursing homes, and school districts.

The innovative portfolio maximizes solar production. It is made up entirely of tracker systems that adjust their axes to face the photovoltaic panels towards the optimal position of the sun. In addition, all sites will be grazed by sheep, the majority through United Agrivoltaics, a nationwide co-op of sheep farmers. Pivot is also working with a nonprofit entity to sponsor the raising and releasing of native ground-nesting birds on two of the sites.

“Pivot Energy is pleased to work with GreenSpark Solar on this Upstate New York Solar Portfolio, an important step toward New York’s clean energy goals,” says Brit Gibson, Chief Operating Officer at Pivot Energy. “We are thrilled to be able to utilize agrivoltaics, allowing the use of land for both regenerative agriculture and solar energy generation, providing several benefits all at once.”

Kevin Schulte, GreenSpark CEO, shared “This 22 MW portfolio is the result of the collaboration between GreenSpark Solar and Pivot Energy teams. As Certified B Corporations, both GreenSpark and Pivot prioritize bringing clean, local energy to Upstate NY, and benefiting all stakeholders. We are proud to work with Pivot and look forward to continuing our partnership to help bring more clean energy solutions to New York State.”

Agrivoltaic Solar Site in New York

About Pivot Energy
Pivot Energy is a renewable energy provider and independent power producer that develops, finances, builds, owns, and manages solar and energy storage projects. Pivot leverages its renewable expertise to provide a range of unique offerings that accelerate the clean energy transition by helping companies and communities attain impactful decarbonization. Pivot is a US-based Certified B-Corporation that proudly follows a corporate strategy aimed at providing a positive impact on society as measured by Environmental stewardship, Social leadership, and responsible Governance factors. Pivot Energy is an ECP portfolio company. Learn more at

About GreenSpark
GreenSpark Solar is an independent solar company providing industry-leading and high quality EPC solutions since 2002. Our dedicated team of experts specialize in delivering customer-centric, streamlined, turnkey solar solutions that benefit all stakeholders. As a Certified B Corp and member-owner of the Amicus Solar Cooperative, GreenSpark is able to offer our partners industry-best pricing on quality equipment and solutions you can trust. GreenSpark is recognized as a NYSERDA Gold Quality Installer and Top Contractor by Solar Power World.

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