Author: United Renewable Energy
SHELBY, Ohio, Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — On a partly cloudy day in December of 2019, the mayor of Shelby, Ohio, flipped the switch that would add clean, renewable solar power to the town’s power grid system. Earlier that day, engineers had finalized the testing needed to launch commercial operation of a new solar array, and over the last ten months, Shelby residents have been reaping the benefits of the renewable energy resource and a smaller carbon footprint.
LAGRANGE, Ga., Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A 3MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project has been completed and commercialized by United Renewable Energy at Kimberly-Clark’s facility in LaGrange, Georgia. The project was the result of collaboration between Kimberly-Clark’s facility, United Renewable Energy LLC as the project developer and builder, and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC through a subsidiary, which is the long-term project owner. All of the output from the new solar facility, along with all the renewable energy credits (RECs) will be sold to Georgia Power as part of Georgia Power’s Renewable Energy Development Initiative, and the associated RECs will be retired on behalf of all of Georgia Power’s customers.
Pete: First, congratulations on making Solar Power World’s Top Solar Contractors list. What is the story behind how United Renewable Energy was founded?
William: Thank you Pete, I am very proud of our team and the work we do to provide quality solar projects. United Renewable Energy, LLC was founded in January of 2008 in Georgia by myself and my future wife at the time, Shana [Haygood] Silva. We have four children and live in Cherokee County, GA. Shana is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, and she is the daughter of an Air Force Academy graduate, and a first daughter of Texas. I graduated with engineering degrees from George Mason University and the University at Buffalo, and am a first-generation American, son of an American mother and my father is an immigrant from Colombia, South America. We started working from our dining room in Alpharetta, and eventually grew into our current 7,000 sq ft facility in Alpharetta, (Forsyth County), Georgia. Today, United Renewable Energy, LLC (URE) is a highly experienced development and construction firm specializing in industrial and utility solar and energy storage systems. URE is a licensed multi-state general and electrical contractor operating throughout the country. URE’s focus on key utility and industrial partners allows us to deliver solar projects with utility level safety, quality, and performance at the lowest possible cost in the Eastern United States. URE employs over 35 full-time employees, and with contract personnel, employ around 200 during full construction, which is typically more than half of the year.
GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — United Renewable Energy LLC, a leading national solar project developer and construction firm, has completed construction on two solar photovoltaic projects in Georgia totaling over 3.8 MW of generation on approximately 30 acres of land. Both projects were made possible by debt financing from United Community Bank, a Southeastern regional community bank with specialized commercial lending capabilities, including renewable energy financing.
SWAINSBORO, Ga., Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ –The Dixon family of Swainsboro, Georgia realized the value of adding sustainable green energy to the community to promote a healthy environment. They chose to take their 26 acres of cultivated fields out of production to become the largest solar site in Swainsboro. The Dixons are able to generate a greater income from the once cultivated land. As is our standard policy, United Renewable Energy LLC™ (URE™) utilized as many local laborers and contractors as possible to build the array. Andy Dixon’s own fence company, Central Fence, provided and installed the fencing for the project. “URE made the process of constructing the project a pleasant experience,” said Andy Dixon.
COMER, Ga., Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — United Renewable EnergyTM (URETM) is proud to announce the completion of a 2-Megawatt AC solar facility as the first installment of Georgia Power’s Community Solar program. This project is a win for all Georgia Power residential customers, as they are now able to source a portion of their energy use from a local, clean, renewable resource by participating in Georgia Power’s Community Solar Program. This is also a win for the Comer community and the facility land owner.
BEDFORD, Va., May 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — O2 EMC and United Renewable Energy™ LLC (URE™) have completed the construction of the Bedford Solar Farm, a 3MW AC (3.3MW DC) solar power system located on approximately 16 acres of land in Bedford, Virginia. The solar power system is a perfect use for the property that is adjacent to a landfill and owned by the city.
JAKIN, Ga., June 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — United Renewable Energy LLC TM(URETM) and Constellation, an Exelon Company, announced today the completion of a 1.8-megawatt (DC) solar generation project located at Hunter Farms, a 360-acre, family-owned cattle farm in Jakin, Georgia. The Hunter family, which established its company in 1937, will benefit from lease payments from a tracking solar array — situated within marginal and over-used land.
WILMINGTON, N.C., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Solar technology leader LG Electronics joined Cypress Creek Renewables, the nation’s fastest-growing solar farm developer, to celebrate the official opening of one of largest solar-plus-storage installations in the continental United States – an 8.5 megawatt portfolio of utility-scale solar projects, with storage capacity of 12 megawatt hours, in North Carolina.
One of the 12 new utility-scale LG solar farms in North Carolina, developed by LG Electronics with Cypress Creek Renewables.
DALLAS, March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cypress Creek Renewables have commissioned 12 MWh of GridStar™ Lithium energy storage systems for 12 solar-plus-storage projects. The solar-plus-storage system will provide clean electricity to communities served by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) in southeastern North Carolina.
Lockheed Martin’s GridStar™ technology ensures that this power is rapidly dispatchable — a key benefit that allows Brunswick EMC to avoid peaking costs and pass the savings to its member-owners in Brunswick and Columbus Counties, as well as small areas of Robeson and Bladen Counties.