March 15, 2021
SANTA CLARA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 15, 2021 / SPI Energy Co., Ltd., (NASDAQ:SPI) (the “Company”), a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors, today announced that it has partnered with Common Energy to subscribe customers to SPI’s six community solar projects in the Portland General Electric (PGE) territory in the greater Portland, Oregon area.
SPI’s community solar projects total 17 megawatts (MW) and are expected to be completed in 2021 and 2022. Once the projects are completed, they will generate over 24 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity and prevent over 16 million pounds of carbon emissions annually.
SPI’s Oregon solar project portfolio is participating under the state’s new Community Solar Program, which was established by the Oregon state legislature in 2016. Under the program, households and businesses can subscribe to a community solar project for free and receive clean energy credits each month that lower their electricity bill. In addition, each subscriber receives the Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) generated for their share of the solar project.
Members of the public who are interested in supporting one of the projects can enroll for free at Common Energy’s website: www.commonenergy.us. Business served by Portland General Electric (PGE) are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if they qualify.
Mr. Xiaofeng Peng, Chief Executive Officer of SPI Energy, commented, “We are pleased to partner with Common Energy to help Customers of PGE subscribe to our community solar projects in Oregon. We are happy with the progress of the Oregon Community Solar Program and look forward to providing PGE customers with a more cost-effective option for their electricity through our solar operations.”
“We are excited to partner with SPI on this exciting portfolio,” said Richard Keiser, CEO of Common Energy. “These projects provide additional clean energy to the electrical grid, lower carbon emissions for everyone in the community, and enable local households and businesses to save money.”
About SPI Energy
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. (SPI) is a global renewable energy company and provider of solar storage and electric vehicle (EV) solutions for business, residential, government, logistics and utility customers and investors. The Company provides a full spectrum of EPC services to third-party project developers, as well as develops, owns and operates solar projects that sell electricity to the grid in multiple countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Greece, Japan and Italy. The Company has its US headquarters in Santa Clara, California and maintains global operations in Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. SPI is also targeting strategic investment opportunities in green industries such as battery storage and charging stations, leveraging the Company’s expertise and growing base of cash flow from solar projects and funding development of projects in agriculture and other markets with significant growth potential.
For more information on SPI Energy and its subsidiaries, the Company recommends that stockholders, investors and any other interested parties read the Company’s public filings and press releases available under the Investor Relations section at www.SPIgroups.com or available at www.sec.gov.
About Common Energy
Common Energy is a leading community solar provider serving over 10,000 customers across the country. Its platform enables homeowners, renters, and businesses to save money on their electricity and lower emissions in their community for free. Common Energy works with leading solar developers to connect and subscribe new, local community solar projects. Energy from the projects replaces fossil fuels, lowering emissions. As an incentive for supporting the project, each subscriber receives a monetary credit on their electricity bill, lowering their energy cost. Enrollment is free and can be completed in minutes on Common Energy’s website (here). For more information visit www.commonenergy.us.
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