OnForce Solar, a tri-state leading solar developer for landlords and commercial companies, has recently joined 174 Power Global. The community solar developer, founded in 2008, became a leading provider of solar resources after New York State placed strict emissions standards for new construction. When the state started requiring green or solar roofs in 2019, OnForce stepped in to work with landlords and businesses without requiring upfront payments.
The industrial and commercial divisions of 174 Power Global will work primarily from New York. Its California office in Irvine will focus on utility solar projects. The South Korean-owned Fortune Global 500 firm has utility-scale solar projects across the United States. It has constructed several community solar installations to benefit residents in cities across the nation.
174 Power Global is also a leader in rooftop, carport, and land conversions. In 2018, it earned a top ranking by Wood Mackqnezie, a renewables consultant, for solar project developments in the United States. Its name is derived from the 174 petawatts that Earth receives from the sun.
According to Henry Yun, president of 174 Power Global, OnForce has remained a leading community solar developer, pioneering technologies and solar installations for communities. He continued, stating that the Northeast is an area of growth for 174, and OnForce will help expand its reach to serve the midscale businesses, which are mostly underserved.
OnForce vice president of business development, Patrick Corr, spoke on the joint effort, stating that by working with 174 Power Global, OnForce will have a well of knowledge to draw from. The company will also be expanding its utility-scale solar portfolio.
OnForce has been a proponent of solar energy in New York, which helped drive the state’s solar and clean energy initiative. The state is now one of the most active in solar, with upwards of 3,100 new panel installations in Brooklyn and more than 7,000 solar conversions in Queens. With the combined efforts of OnForce and 174 Power Global, along with New York’s strict restrictions, those numbers are only expected to increase exponentially.