A Community Solar Garden (CSG) is a solar array that supplies electricity into the local power grid. Subscribers to the CSG earn solar credits on their utility bill even though the CSG is not located on their property. When you subscribe to a CSG, you will be supporting 100% clean energy while cutting your electricity costs by approximately 10%.
Becoming a member is easy. To start, fill out the form here. One of our team members will contact you to help finish the application process and answer any questions you may have.
Next, we’ll help you fill out and electronically sign a few documents to reserve your spot in the garden at no charge. Novel will follow up to confirm when you’re signed up, review monthly credit processing, and you’ll receive a personalized login to your online solar membership account.
We get this all the time! The reason we’re able to guarantee you these savings is because this program is a win-win for all parties involved. You get to be a part of this solar garden that saves you money and helps the local community. The utility company gets closer to their stated renewable energy goals and gains a more resilient and stabilized local power grid. Your membership payments allow us to construct these solar gardens, and once we fill a garden with local members we can start working on another one in the area– which benefits local farmers, the environment, and surrounding communities!
If anything, the catch is based on availability and eligibility. Space in each solar garden is limited to about 160 local households on a first come first served basis, and is dependent on where you live.
Each specific garden page identifies the developer for the garden. There is a link to the developer’s website on the page where you can learn more.
You should join a community solar garden if you want to save money, are looking to make a positive environmental impact, and help transition to a sustainable energy future without investment cost or hassle! Also, you are supporting local jobs as well as landowners in your area that are hosting these gardens. We are Minnesota-owned and operated, employ over 150 people in-state, and are growing rapidly.
As a subscriber, you will experience no change in how you receive your electricity.
Do I need to put anything on my roof? Nope! Community solar offers a way for virtually anyone to go solar without installing solar panels on their roof or their property. You get all the benefits of clean energy without having to change or install anything at your home, property, or business.