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    Ground Mount

    Ground Mount systems are a great implementation for small to medium size plots of land, as they are a solid state technology that requires little maintenance and by experience, lowest energy rates have been achieved through large, ground-mounted systems for Yarotek.

    Roof Mount

    Roof Mount systems require large roofs, which are typically underutilized and generally the most convenient location for solar panels as they keep the system ballasted most of the time.

    Carport

    Carport systems are the answer to the under-utilization challenge of parking garages and decks that encompass a large portion of the infrastructure of cities, companies and hospitals, not only generating power to nearby buildings but potentially reducing electrical costs significantly and providing added benefits to the site’s employees and visitors.

    Battery Storage

    Effective storage solutions allow you to enjoy energy when and as you need it.

    Batteries have become much more efficient and cost-effective, eventually enabling solar installations to provide power 24/7.

    The first step to develop a parcel of land for a utility scale solar project is the interconnection process completed by the utility.

    The process consists of three studies with different focuses
    which are: Feasibility, System Impact and Facilities.

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      Once the landowner and Yarotek execute a lease agreement including a technical due diligence period, Yarotek makes an interconnection application with the utility.

      It is critical for the lease agreement to be structured in a way that it will be accepted by utility for the interconnection application. For example, they won’t accept the application if the due diligence period defined in the lease agreement is less than 4 years. This allows sufficient time for them to conduct the three studies needed to determine if the proposed project and location can be safely accommodated on their transmission system and at what cost. For this reason, the land lease agreement is a crucial step in the interconnection process.

      Once the application is made and Yarotek pays the study costs, the utility will process the application in the order they have received the application.

      Earlier applications are studied first, then, once completed, the next projects in the queue will be studied. It is important to note that every developer goes through the same process and there are no shortcuts. Therefore, Yarotek is very precise about the applications and the underlying lease so there are no delays that arise from errors that need to be corrected.

      Currently, this process takes a minimum of 36 months and will cost Yarotek hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to the utility for the studies.

      At the end of the process, the utility informs Yarotek the cost to interconnect the proposed project and, if feasible, the project can move forward into construction.

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            Timeline

            • 2009
            • 2010
            • 2011
            • 2012
            • 2013 
            • 2014
            • 2015
            • 2016
            • 2017
            • 2018
            • 2019
            • 2020
            • 2021
            • 2022
            • 2009 - Concept Development 

              2009

              Samy and Lenny, the company’s cofounders, considered a range of clean tech sectors, including solar, wind, water and waste to energy. A key theme was to explore how Israeli technologies in these fields could be integrated into the company’s business development. Ultimately, Yarotek was launched with an initial focus on solar power in Puerto Rico.

            • 2010 - November Yarotek’s first PPA with PREPA 

              2010

              After over six months of getting acquainted with the Puerto Rico electric power authority, Yarotek signed its first power purchasing agreement (PPA) for 50 MW.  Yarotek explored introducing concentrated solar power to the island in partnership with a leading Israeli enterprise before adopting photovoltaic as the preferred technology.  

            • 2011 - Strategic Partnerships with Sonnedix 

              2011

              Several months after securing its PPA, Yarotek entered into a strategic partnership with synthetics, a global solar independent power producer. Ultimately this relationship led to the development, construction and operation of two utility scale solar power plants (Oriana and Horizon) in Puerto Rico – with additional facilities in our joint pipeline.

            • 2012 - Land Acquisition Permitting & Grandfathering of Equipment to retain cash grant status (taking oppt in the tax code) 

              2012

              Over the course of 18 months, Yarotek analyzed several land possibilities around relevant interconnection points for it’s 50 MW project. Ultimately, we secured almost 300 cuerdas/acres suitable for the construction of a solar power plant. Moreover, the Oriana partnership purchased approximately) 12 million of inverters to qualify for the 30% cash grant incentive.

            • 2013  - Permitting Completion for Oriana 

              2013 

              Extensive permitting was completed to ensure that the designated land met all zoning, environmental and suitability requirements. 

            • 2014 - Construct of BH and Horizon began

              2014

              Construction began on Horizon, the 15.5 MW facility within the Sonnedix-Yarotek joint venture as well as the 874 kW Ballester Hermanos refrigerated warehouse roof mount, Yarotek’s inaugural commercial/industrial solar plant.

            • 2015 - Completed Ballester Hermanos & Horizon

              2015

              Horizon is located in Salinas, Puerto Rico on 10 “cuerdas”, with a capacity of 10-megawatts AC (15.7 MWp) generated by over 167,000 thin-film solar panels grouped in ground-mounted fixed-tilt arrays. Ballester Hermanos is a distributed generator connected to the Utility grid under a Net-Metering Agreement with the client with capacity of 750 kWac (874.23 kWp) generated by 2,534 monocrystalline solar panels, located at the building rooftop – mounted on “ballast-mounted” fixed-tilt arrays.

            • 2017 - Centro Sor Isolina Ferre Development & Maria hits PR  

              2017

              CSIF Eenergy PV System (“CSIF”) is a distributed generator connected to the Utility grid under a Net-Metering Agreement with the client with capacity of 164 kWac (208.3 kWp), generated by 637 Sunpower monocrystalline solar panels, located at the building rooftop on fixed-tilt racking arrays.

            • 2018 - First tax equity transaction closed 

              2018

              Following the expiration of the cash grant for projects completed after 2016, Yaroetk negotiated a $10 million, multi-year facility with GAF, one of the country’s leading tax equity providers. GAF and Yarotek have already partnered on two commercial project, with several more in our pipeline. 

            • 2019 - Grandfathering of Panels & Additional Facilities go Online 

              2019

              CSIF – Tabaiba and Caimito. 

              1 Mgh of modules were purchased and grandfathered to enjoy full 30% investment tax credits for any projects in respect to which the panels would be deployed.

            • 2020 - Yarotek 10 year anniversary & First rapid-shutdown system in the island 

              2020

              Becton Dickinson and Colegio de Ingenieros (first rapid-shutdown system).

            • 2021 - Yarotek expands into mainland US

              2021

              After over a decade focusing nearly exclusively on Puerto Rico, Yarotek decided to invest additional human and other resources to expand its business to the continental United States.

            • 2022 - Yarotek continues to expands into mainland US

              2022

              As part of its foray into the continental US, Yarotek secures site control of 2,000+ acres for four projects totaling over 290 megawatts of capacity in Virginia and Ohio. Additionally, Yarotek obtained PJM Queue positions for each of the four projects and has initiated the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process for all of them.