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

18 Nov 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.”

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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.

“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.

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