Distributed Solar Development builds solar projects using the funding, which it pays off by selling the electricity produced to other companies and organizations. Locally, Schenectady County purchases electricity produced by several solar projects in the area.

DSD last month broke ground on a solar installation for the Bishop Ranch business park in San Ramon, California. This is the second installation DSD has designed for the Bishop Ranch company, the first being at the City Center Bishop Ranch shopping center. DSD said the first saved roughly $316,000 in energy over the last year. The new rooftop and canopy systems are expected to offset energy usage by 90%.