Visit Project Page N5853 Meadowlark Rd, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085 Farming Developer

BioStar and its equipment suppliers have extensive experience in handling and processing dairy manure. Dairy waste is more difficult to process than other waste since it contains high amounts of fiber and a lower concentration of ammonia – making a fertilizer plant more profitable due to the high volumes of waste.

BioStar partnered with Majestic Crossings Dairy in Sheboygan Falls, WI to successfully run a solid-liquid separation system that produces the same centrifuge system to remove the fiber, separate the suspended solids and reverse osmosis, which separates the dissolved solids. BioStar’s patented process produces the secret sauce, SuperSix™ Organic Liquid Fertilizer. During the final evaporation step, the system removes water and concentrates the Nitrogen, resulting in the final product.

Not only does SuperSix™ meet National Organic Program (NOP) requirements for farming, it’s easy to handle, will not settle and has a very low freezing temperature. Additionally, manure pathogens and harmful bacteria are destroyed during the anaerobic digestion process, resulting in an OMRI Listed product that’s safe to use on fruits and vegetables.



Visit Project Page 6479 Church St, Riverdale, GA 30274, USA Education Installer

Du Bois Integrity Academy has leveraged a partnership between BioStar Renewables and Charter School Energy to enhance and upgrade the school by adding a new layer of protection in the building’s HVAC system. The project is expected to have considerable annual energy savings for the school, while improving the interior and exterior lighting, adding in smart building controls to maximize energy savings and installing an Indoor Air Quality system that actively combats coronavirus, bacteria, mold and more.

Visit Project Page Norman, OK Municipal Developer

The City of Norman & BioStar Renewables have achieved interconnection and are producing renewable electricity at the city’s new solar project which serves the Vernon Campbell Water Treatment Plant and Water Reclamation Facility in Norman, Oklahoma. The 2.27 MW solar project is expected to produce more than 3,000,000 kWh of electricity each year and will displace over 2,126 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions per year, the equivalent of providing 438 homes with electricity or 271,000 gallons of gasoline consumed for an entire year. The clean energy generated by the solar arrays will reduce the annual kWh required from the local utility company by approximately 30%.

BioStar developed the project, as well as providing the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, as well as ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) services. E Light Electric partnered with BioStar and played a pivotal role in delivering the project. Implementation of these solar arrays will set the city on a path toward achieving their Net-Zero Carbon goal across city buildings, and marks the beginning of a transition to more balanced energy mixture.

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Visit Project Page 2586 Shenandoah Way, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA Owner / Operator

Turning Food Waste Into Renewable Energy

California’s SB 1383 is a bill that requires a 75% reduction (up to 27 million tons) in Organic Landfill Waste by 2025. Enforcement of the new law started in 2022, meaning municipalities and waste haulers started facing fines for landfilling organic waste earlier this year. This is where BioStar comes in.    Using anaerobic digestion, the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project converts pre-consumer food waste into renewable resources that not only diminish solid landfill waste, but reduce organizations’ carbon footprint, and help achieve increasing sustainability goals.   Recovered resources such as clean industrial water, organic liquid fertilizer, biogas and electricity will aid in meeting California’s requirements. BioStar’s patented backend process creates nutrient-rich, carbon-based, organic, food-grade fertilizer, all while generating renewable power, which is delivered to the Southern California Edison power grid via a utility interconnection.   Diverted waste results in significant cost savings and reduced tipping fees for haulers, food waste generators and municipalities. BioStar Renewables manages and facilitates all aspects of the process – from collection and pre-processing to digestion and generation – spearheading long-term agreements that make achieving sustainability goals a seamless reality.



Beginning in 2022, the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project will divert 93,850 tons of pre-consumer food waste from the Coachella and Lambs Canyon landfills each year. As a result, 85,000 gallons per day or 31,025,000 gallons of food waste per year will create:


21,637,200 kWh of Electricity

per year


849,000 Gallons of SuperSix™ Fertilizer

per year


18,250 Tons of Compostable Fiber

per year


19,876,800 Gallons of Clean Water

Industrial reuse per year


Greenhouse Gas Emission reductions equivalent to:


38,061,903 Miles

Avg. passenger vehicle


1,725,431 Gallons

of gasoline consumed


2,984 Homes’

Energy per year


16,965,573 Pounds

of coal burned

*Source: EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.


The City of San Bernardino is home to ~217,000 people, while San Bernardino County has a population of ~ 2.2-million people. The amount of food waste generated is significant and has put stress on the traditional methods of disposal such as landfills, composting facilities, and municipal solid waste facilities.   With recent studies indicating that approximately 36-million tons of food waste goes un-utilized and only about 3% of this food waste volume is recovered – the project will prove beneficial by creating baseload renewable energy, nutrient and carbon recovery, as well as generating valuable solids which can be composted. With the passing and now enforcement of California’s new landfill diversion law, SB 1383, waste-to-energy facilities will become increasingly important to meeting the state’s goals.    The goal of the San Bernardino Waste-to-Energy project is to provide a valuable facility for resource recovery, energy production, and financial benefits to the region by turning pre-consumer food waste into feedstock, ultimately producing beneficial products and materials.   The facility consists of three digesters, with a total liquid capacity of approximately 1.8-million gallons and additional space available for the expansion of future digesters. The methane rich biogas is fed through two, 1.3 MW engines, ultimately creating caseload renewable electricity that will provide stability to the local power grid. The exhaust from the engines is treated to meet California air quality standards as well as noise restriction requirements. Heat is recovered from the engines and recycled to maintain optimum temperatures in the digesters to maximize efficient operational conditions.   Finally, the project obtained a 2.6MW utility grid interconnect. The project is supported by a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern California Edison. The site layout is designed to handle additional feedstocks to further increase volume and revenue, while sending excess biogas to heat recovery or to the flare.   The below graphics outline the project’s inputs and outputs.


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What is anaerobic digestion? Expand

Anaerobic digestion is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process is used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste and/or to produce fuels. Typically, three things come out of an anaerobic digester for beneficial reuse: Biogas (which can be turned into electricity and heat, or fuel), Solid Fertilizer (from the digestate, the materials after they have been digested) and Liquid Fertilizer (from the centrate, the liquids after they have been digested).

What can be put in an anaerobic digestor? Expand

Many types of organic material can be used as feedstock to produce biogas. Animal manures, wastewater solids, food scraps, restaurant fats, oils, and greases, and by-products from food and beverage production are some commonly digested materials. An anaerobic digester may be built for a single material or a combination of them. However, the feedstocks must be properly controlled to ensure that the system remains healthy and functioning.

Why divert waste to an anaerobic digestor? Expand

Most municipalities are investing in ways to divert materials from landfills. This is usually due to reduced landfill space and/or recycling goals. Wastewater treatment facilities offer the opportunity to divert large amounts of food waste, one of the largest waste streams still going to landfills.

Is diverting waste to an anaerobic digestor a responsible method of disposal? Expand

Food waste is one of the single largest constituent of municipal solid waste stream. In a typical landfill, food waste is one of the largest incoming waste streams and responsible for the generation of high amounts of methane. Diversion of food waste from landfills can provide significant contribution towards climate change mitigation, apart from generating revenues and creating employment opportunities.

Why is it important to divert food waste from landfills? Expand

Reducing the amount of food wasted has significant economic, social & environmental benefits:

Environmental Benefits

There are many resources needed to grow food, including water, fertilizers, pesticides, and energy. By wasting food, you are also wasting the resources that when into growing it. Additionally, 13 percent of greenhouse gases in the United States are associated with growing, manufacturing, transporting, and disposing of food. By reducing the amount of food wasted, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Economic Benefits

Lower disposal costs by decreasing the amount of food wasted, businesses pay less to dispose of their trash. By making strides to prevent food waste, businesses can reduce costs by purchasing only the food that will be used, or decreasing improperly prepared foods. Additionally, reducing food waste can increase staff efficiency and reduce energy and labor associated with disposing of food. Finally, by donating wholesome and edible food to food banks or food rescue organizations, businesses can claim tax benefits as well as feed those in need.

Social Benefits

An estimated 50 million Americans do not have access to enough food. Organizations can donate safe and healthy food to a food bank or food rescue organization and both reduce food sent to landfills and feed people in need.

How does food waste impact our air quality? Expand

When food is disposed in a landfill it rots and becomes a significant source of methane – a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Landfills are a major source of human related methane in the United States, accounting for more than 20 percent of all methane emissions.

What kinds of businesses can divert food waste to an anaerobic digestor? Expand

A wide variety of businesses can contribute foodwaste to an anaerobic digestor including grocery stores, restaurants, commercial food processing entities and industrial food processing companies.


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Visit Project Page Farming Developer Visit Project Page 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823 Commercial Real Estate 700 Installer

The purpose of the proposed solar power facility is to supplement the current power generated by Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) from biogas and to reduce peak loads from Southern California Edison (SCE) with electricity supplied from the solar photovoltaic system. The proposed solar power facility (SPF) is designed to generate up to one (1) megawatt of electricity from the photovoltaic system and the SPF is proposed to be installed on the CCWRF project site. The proposed project consists of installing the SPF panels at one of several open location on the CCWRF site and connecting these panels to the SCE electrical grid which is located adjacent to the project site. All of the above proposed activities will occur within the footprint of existing disturbed areas at the CCWRF site.

Visit Project Page Ontario, CA Commercial Real Estate 780 Installer Visit Project Page 11175 E. 55th Ave., Denver, CO 80239 Commercial Real Estate 10 Installer Visit Project Page Oxnard, CA Government 180 Installer Visit Project Page Sangre De Cristo Re-22, Monte Vista, CO 81144 Utility 20000 Installer Visit Project Page Air Force Academy, CO Government 5000 Installer

18,888 solar panels were installed on this 30-acre site with a flat tracker system to produce 6 MW DC of renewable energy. Additionally, 9,400 total linear feet of medium and DC voltage cabling were installed underground with precise spacing in the trench through the use of prefabricated components. This system is designed to meet the U.S. Air Force Academy’s stringent engineering design standards. This project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Visit Project Page Lakewood, CO 80215 Government 6700 Installer

Phase I of this design-build project included the installation of 14,612 roof-mounted solar panels on Buildings 20, 56 and 810 at the Denver Federal Center campus. These three roof-top arrays are tied to the existing electrical distribution system. The system is 3.2 MW DC. This project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Visit Project Page 14000 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012 Commercial Real Estate 280 Installer Visit Project Page 6675 Business Center Dr, Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 Commercial Real Estate 280 Installer Visit Project Page 9499 Sheridan Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80031 Commercial Real Estate 280 Installer Visit Project Page Denver, CO Government 120 Installer

Installation of a 115.5 kW DC solar photovoltaic system on top of a new 7-level parking garage.

Visit Project Page 8000 E County Rd 106 N, Mosca, CO 81146, USA Utility 30000 Installer Visit Project Page Henderson, NV Commercial Real Estate 590 Installer

The 600 kW DC Cactus Garden Solar project consists of 2,112 photovoltaic modules on a 4-acre site and is the largest solar installation by a food manufacturer in Nevada. The Cactus Garden project generates renewable energy for the Ethel M® chocolate facility owned by the Mars Corporation. (Photos courtesy of juwi solar, inc.)

Visit Project Page CO-115, Colorado Springs, CO 80913, USA Government 300 Installer

This 300 kW DC, design-build solar project was built at the Fort Carson Army Base. The array is located on several carport structures in the parking lot of a new Military Intelligence Battalion Headquarters building.

Visit Project Page Chula Vista, CA Industrial 2000 Installer

2MW distributed generation solar project behind the meter.

Visit Project Page Ridgecrest, CA Utility 11000 Installer

This solar project is expected to generate the equivalent of more than 30% of the Navy Air Weapons Station, China Lake’s annual energy load. This will help to reduce costs by an estimated $13 million over the next 20 years. Responsibilities included: civil, metal erection, module installation, A/C, D/C, substation tie-in and management services.

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Located on 160 acres in eastern Modesto, California, this photovoltaic system will power the equivalent of over six thousand homes with renewable energy. E Light Wind and Solar, Inc. completed the electrical, AC, DC, and panel installation for this project.

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This project is located on a 72,000 sf, raised seamed roof above a parking garage on the Camp Lejeune Marine Base. Onsite services included: racking installation, D/C, setting AC & DC equipment, module installation, DC array wiring, and DAS & MET Station monitoring and controls. Designed to withstand wind and seismic loads on the existing metal roof, using pre-engineered attachment methods.

Visit Project Page Maiden, NC Commercial Real Estate 24950 Installer

This project is the nation’s largest on-site solar installation at an end user-owned facility. The 171 acre site includes a ground-mount, single axis tacker installation. The solar photovoltaic system supplies power to a $1 billion dollar existing data center on the site. The scope of work included installation of driven and drilled piers, erection of the single-axis tracking system, PV module installation, SCADA, and all DC and AC electrical work.

Visit Project Page 52500 West Baseline Road, Tonopah, AZ 85354 Utility 15000 Installer

This 160-acre project, located near Phoenix, included the installation of 61,920 panels on a ground-mount of an ATI tracker system. E Light’s scope of work included module installation, A/C, D/C, and converter tie-in.

Visit Project Page Breckenridge, CO Commercial Real Estate 500 Installer

This is a 497KW ground mount solar project, which was built on an old gravel pit in Summit County, CO. BioStar and E Light’s responsibilities included module installation and converter tie-in.

Visit Project Page 7581 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230 Commercial Real Estate 400 Installer Visit Project Page Conover, NC Commercial Real Estate 20000 Installer

The NC PV II Solar project is a 20MWac capacity and 25.05MWdc single-axis ground-mounted Solar Facility connected to Duke Energy. The project is located in Conover, NC, and covers approximately 115 acres. BioStar and E Light provided CM services, DC and MV electrical services, equipment signage, SCADA install, and commissioning of the facility.

Visit Project Page 29 Palms, CA Commercial Real Estate Installer Visit Project Page Bakersfield, CA Utility 26,000 Installer

This, 26 MW DC, the ground-mount solar project sits on approximately 160 acres outside of Bakersfield, CA. This project utilizes nearly 80,000 – 325 watt modules. E Light completed the electrical portion of this project and BioStar was the installer.

Visit Project Page 1201 Ferris Ave, Waxahachie, TX 75165 Commercial Real Estate 860 Installer Visit Project Page 189 Sierra Way, Yerington, NV 89447 Utility 20000 Installer

Fort Churchill is a very unique project in Yerington, NV approximately 50 miles southeast of Reno. This project uses mirrors to concentrate the sun’s power to a receiver which harnesses the energy.

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Launch Development’s project revamped the old Gateway 2000 retail shopping center in Overland Park, KS. In addition to renovating the retail storefront and commercial parking lot, BioStar Renewables provided exterior site lighting for 420 new apartment units.

Visit Project Page 13001 E. Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307 Utility 65200 Installer Visit Project Page 19498 Kent Ave, Lemoore, CA 93245 Utility 102000 Installer

Located in Lemoore, CA Henrietta solar farm is a 127.50 MW solar power plant. Scope included all electrical work and module installation. This project contains a new version of Oasis 3 Tracking System with improvements to the DC cable tray and larger 2 MW blocks.

Visit Project Page 6000 Ikea Way, Merriam, KS Commercial Real Estate 580 Installer Visit Project Page Claremont, NC Commercial Real Estate 20000 Installer

Claremont is a 21.92 MW project located in Claremont, NC. The project included a difficult off-site overhead medium voltage line to the substation at 35 KV.

Visit Project Page Florence, AZ Utility 50000 Installer

The Boonybrooke Solar Farm is located in Florence, AZ and covers approximately 282 acres. The project is 50MWac capacity and 62.64MWdc, the power plant is connected to SRP energy. Provided CM services, PV installation, DC and MV electrical services, Equipment Signage, SCADA Install, and Commissioning of the facility. The Solar Plant is a single axis ground-mounted Utility-scale solar project with approximately 144,000 solar panels.

Visit Project Page 4579 Haynes Road, Elm City, NC Utility 41600 Installer

Elm City is a 53.62 MW solar power plant located in North Carolina. This project utilizes First Solar’s thin-film module technology mounted on a fixed-tilt racking system. It has a challenging 4-month construction schedule. E Light’s scope of work will include all electrical work and module installation.

Visit Project Page Desert Center, CA 92239 Utility 260 Installer

This multi-phase, 260 megawatt, thin-film, fixed position, solar project is located in Desert Center, California. E Light performed the electrical scope of work on this project. Desert Sunlight Solar Farm provides enough energy to serve the needs of about 160,000 average California homes.

Visit Project Page 7899 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003 Commercial Real Estate 2900 Installer

Rooftop-mounted Photovoltaic systems totaling 1.85MWdc on four Colorado Target Stores. The stores are located in Arvada, Aurora, Edgewater and Englewood Colorado. These SunPower projects are part of Target’s initiative to put solar on 200 of their stores.

Visit Project Page Cochise, AZ Utility 20000 Installer

The Sulphur Springs Solar project is a 22.97 MW solar photovoltaic generation facility located in Cochise, AZ. The projects site is approximately 130 acres. Three of the nine blocks that complete the facility utilize a new proprietary voltage limiting device. It allows a 25% increase in modules per string, reducing the number of DC strings per MW of Solar.

Visit Project Page Bennett, CO Utility 12830 Installer

The Victory Solar Project is a 15.90 MW project just north of Bennet, CO in Adams County. This project is situated on 160 acres. Notable structures on the site include a substation, an airport beacon, and overhead power lines. E Light installed the PV Modules in addition to the electrical work on this project.

Visit Project Page 1325 W 8900 N St, Fillmore, UT 84631 Utility 20000 Installer

E Light was responsible for all AC, DC, grounding, control wiring, module installation and wire management on this 25.37 MW tracker project. We also performed the lay out and conduit installation of 11 PCS inverter pads along with setting and connecting all equipment. This project utilized an above ground cable tray system for routing DC and control cabling that connected through an in ground concrete vault to the equipment pad. The medium voltage cables, however were all underground.

Visit Project Page Windsor, CO Utility 30000 Installer

Bison Solar is a 36.31 MW photovoltaic electricity-generated facility located adjacent to the Rawhide Energy Plant, spanning nearly 250 acres north of Wellington, Colorado. BioStar installed PV modules and the electrical.

Visit Project Page Lamesa, TX Utility 100 Installer

The Lamesa Solar Project is 100MWac capacity and 130.5MWdc single-axis ground mounted Solar Facility. The project is located in Lamesa, TX and covers approximately 887 acres in Dawson County. The project includes over 410,000 polycrystalline solar panels with BioStar’s oversight of CM services, DC and MV electrical services, equipment signage, SCADA install, and commissioning of the facility.

Visit Project Page South Conejos Re-10, Antonito, CO 81120 Commercial Real Estate 1500 Installer

The Antonito II Solar Project is 1,200KWac capacity and 1,500kWdc Single Axis Tracker Solar Facility. The project is located near Antonito, CO and covers approximately 12 acres in Conejos County. The project will have 4,760 solar panels. Provided CM services, DC and MV electrical services, pile and racking installation, equipment signage, perimeter fence, civil work, SCADA install, and commissioning of the facility.

Visit Project Page Old US Hwy 80, Gila Bend, AZ 85337 Commercial Real Estate 880 Installer

The APS Paloma Solar Project is a 886kWdc fixed tilt ground mounted Solar Facility. The project is located in Gila Bend, AZ and covers approximately 8 acres. This project is an addition to the original Paloma project and contains 8,440 thin film solar modules. Provided construction management services, DC and MV electrical, pile and racking installation, equipment signage, SCADA install, and commissioning of the facility.

Visit Project Page 9707 Tsuchiya Road, Waimea, HI 96796, USA Education 251 Financier-Owner

Penetrating Roof Mounted, Fixed Tilt System

Visit Project Page 45985 Vía Tornado, Temecula, CA 92590, USA Government 2260 Developer

Situated on 16 acres approximately 4 miles southwest of Temecula, CA sits the Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve (SMER) Research 1 Solar project, which serves the City of Temecula and Lake Elsinore with clean, renewable energy. The 3.7 MWdc project, which is powered by more than 10,000 photovoltaic (PV) modules, will displace over 4.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per year, the equivalent of taking 971 cars off the road annually. The cities will purchase the clean energy generated by the solar farm to reduce the cost of power from the local utility company by approximately 15%.

In addition to the public benefits of lower electricity rates and obtaining electricity from a renewable source of power, SMER Research 1 and San Diego State University have agreed to conduct substantial academic research projects at the solar power generating facility site that will study solar radiation, solar energy, soils, and other meteorological and geotechnical data as well as habitat and habitat restoration after the contract ends.

BioStar provided the development, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, as well as ongoing operations and maintenance (O&M) and asset management services. California based contractor, Spectrum Energy Development Inc. played a pivotal role in site installation activities and services. The project created jobs for about 30 people at construction peak and can be looked at as an impetus for other solar research projects in California and helping to drive down the cost of solar energy.

Visit Project Page 554 Franklinville Road, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 Education 2700 Financier-Owner

BioStar acquired, owned and operated this New Jersey solar PV array from a project partner as a result of an exit. Our asset mangement team led customer communication, including monthly and quarterly production updates to ensure BioStar was meeting our requirements under the previously negotiated PPA. BioStar has since sold the portfolio in which this project resides.

Visit Project Page 1695 Hylton Road, Pennsauken Township, NJ 08110 Education 4003 Financier-Owner

Pennsauken School District Solar project completed construction and commenced operation in October of 2018. The project consisted of Solar PV, totaling 4MWdc, and roof replacements on 8 School buildings plus the Administrative Building in the Pennsauken School District. This project will generate over 4,500,000 kWh annually across all 9 properties for the next 25 years reducing the School District’s reliance on utility provided electricity.

Visit Project Page 771 S. Kulm Road, Othello, WA 99344 Farming Developer

In mid-2017, BioStar Organics, LLC formed a partnership with Perfect Blend, an Organic Fertilizer manufacturer and distributor located in Othello, WA to install and operate a facility that produces BioStar’s Super Six 6-0-0 Liquid Organic Fertilizer — utilizing BioStar’s patented technology. The facility will produce approximately 500,000 gallons of produce annually and has contracted to see all of the production for the next five years.

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