Chaberton Energy and Pivot Energy Host Groundbreaking at Project Catherine in Cooksville, MD

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Chaberton and Pivot Energy break ground at Project Catherine in Cooksville, MD




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Chaberton Energy and Pivot Energy Host Groundbreaking at Project Catherine in Cooksville, MD

Rockville, MD; May 25, 2023 – On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 17th, 2023, Maryland-based solar energy developer, Chaberton Energy, and national solar provider, Pivot Energy, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Project Catherine.  The three Catherine projects will provide 750 kWdc of power to Loyola University Maryland, 177 kWdc to Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church, and 3.4 MWdc of community solar power.  The event was hosted onsite at Saint Mary Coptic Orthodox Church in Cooksville, MD.  Project Catherine is part of a larger 21 MW solar portfolio developed by Chaberton Energy and to be operated by Pivot Energy. 


Attendees included members of the local community, local and state legislators, as well as Chaberton Energy and Pivot Energy’s teams and project partners.  


Speakers at the event included Stefano Ratti (Chaberton Energy CEO), John Stroud (Director of Origination at Pivot Energy), State Delegate Luke Clippinger, Howard County Council Chair Christiana Rigby, and Tracy Harvey (Loyola University Sustainability Program Director).  


All the event speakers spoke with passion and enthusiasm on the projects’ economic and environmental benefits to the local community, and the positive contribution of these projects to the growth of renewable energy in Maryland.  



Project Catherine’s Groundbreaking. Guest line-up (left to right): John Stroud, Pivot Energy (Director of Origination); Christiana Rigby, Howard County Council (Council Chair); Stefano Ratti, Chaberton Energy (CEO); Zach Witt, Mill Creek Renewables (Construction Manager); Luke Clippinger, State Delegate – District 46, Chair of Judiciary Committee; Jessica Feldmark, State Delegate – District 12A; Will Shorter, Office of Delegate Luke Clippinger (Deputy Chief of Staff); Kimberly Shiloh, Office of Senator Benjamin Brooks (Legislative Director); Tracy Harvey, Loyola University Maryland (Sustainability Program Director)

About Chaberton Energy

Chaberton Energy develops renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure projects. Chaberton Energy primarily develops distributed solar generation assets, from origination to ready-to-operate, with a focus on community solar projects which drive benefits directly to consumers. Chaberton Energy is backed by Greenbacker Development Opportunities Fund, is based in Maryland, and has over 500 MW of active community solar and distributed generation projects in development nationwide. For more information, please visit



Angelica Johnson || Chaberton Energy, Business Operations Director



About Pivot Energy

Pivot Energy is a national clean energy provider that develops, finances, builds, owns, and manages solar and energy storage projects. Pivot offers a distributed energy platform that includes a range of services and software that serves the full solar ecosystem. Pivot is a Certified B-Corporation that proudly follows a corporate strategy that provides a positive impact on society as measured by Environmental Stewardship, Social Leadership, and Responsible Governance (ESG) factors. Learn more at



Kacie Peters || Pivot Energy, Senior Director of Communications