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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.

Join the Belview Community Solar Garden

Join the Belview Community Solar Garden

The Belview Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 87,240 gallons of gas consumed, 390 tons of coal burned, or 30 homes of energy used per year.

Join the Winona Community Solar Garden

Join the Winona Community Solar Garden

The Winona Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 57,630 gallons of gas consumed, 260 tons of coal burned, or 210 homes of energy used per year.

Join the Novel Energy Community Solar Garden

Join the Novel Energy Community Solar Garden

The Novel Energy Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 843,364 gallons of gas consumed, 4129 tons of coal burned, or 850 of energy used per year.

Join the Western MN Community Solar Garden

Join the Western MN Community Solar Garden

The Western Minnesota Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 147,980 gallons of gas consumed, 724 tons of coal burned, or 150 homes of energy used per year.