Harness the power
of community with
clean, local energy

How community solar works for you

Community solar works a lot like a community garden. Local utility customers sign up for subscriptions to a central solar facility—known as a community solar garden—and receive credit on their utility bills for energy produced.

Save money

When you join a community solar garden, the energy produced goes toward your electric bill. How much you save depends on how much energy the solar garden produces. Most members save 10% annually on their electricity bills.

Support clean, local energy

By joining a community solar garden, you’re saying yes to renewable energy in your neighborhood.

Combat climate change

Community solar gardens reduce demand for fossil fuels, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and shrink our collective carbon footprint.

Find a solar
garden near you

Ready to go solar? Below is a list of community-powered solar gardens currently being built. Membership is limited so apply soon.

Novel (Bangor)

Are you a Bangor Hydro customer? If so, save 15% on your energy bill while helping develop clean energy for your communi...

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Novel (Central Maine)

Are you a Central Maine Power customer? If so, save 15% on your energy bill while helping develop clean energy in your c...

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Belview

The Belview Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 87,240 gallons of gas consumed, 390 tons of co...

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Novel (Maine Public)

The Novel Energy Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 843,364 gallons of gas consumed, 412 tons ...

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Winona

The Winona Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 57,630 gallons of gas consumed, 260 tons of coa...

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Western MN

The Western Minnesota Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 147,980 gallons of gas consumed, 724 ...

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Washington

The Washington Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 59,230 gallons of gas consumed, 270 tons of coal burne...

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St. Cloud

The St. Cloud Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 115,078 gallons of gas consumed, 563 tons of ...

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Renville

The Renville Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 63,370 gallons of gas consumed, 280 tons of co...

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Northfield

The Northfield Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 168,267 gallons of gas consumed, 823 tons of...

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