Join the Clay County Community Solar Garden

Community solar is the easiest way to save 10% on your energy bill, for free. Membership is open to only 200 Xcel Energy customers in Clay, Norman, and Wilkin counties.

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The Clay County Community Solar Garden is located in Moorehead, MN. When it is complete in December of 2022, Xcel Energy customers in Clay, Norman, and Wilkin counties will save 10% on their monthly electricity bill. But you have to join to save.

Developed by Novel Energy Solutions, working with Xcel Energy, membership to this solar garden is offered exclusively to Xcel Energy customers. And limited to the first 200 households that join. Your membership in the community solar garden supports renewable energy in your community and lowers your utility bills. That’s a win-win for you and the earth.

This Community Solar Garden
will produce the energy equivalent of

54,890 gallons of gas consumed

250 tons of coal burned

200 homes of energy used per year

By The Numbers


Novel Energy Solutions
Novel Energy Solutions, founded by a 5th generation Minnesota family farmer in 2012, is a family-owned community solar energy company headquartered in Minnesota. Novel’s goal is to help communities realize the savings and benefits of clean solar power.

Launch Partners

These local businesses are helping us launch this community solar garden.
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The benefits of solar
at no cost to you

Lower Energy Bills

Community solar members see savings of 10% on their monthly energy bills. That will equate to thousands of dollars in savings over the life of the solar garden.

Support Clean Energy

This community solar garden will produce enough energy to power over 200 homes. As a member, you get the benefits of solar energy without the cost of traditional solar panels.

Combat Climate Change

By joining a community solar garden, you reduce demand for fossil fuels, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and shrink our collective carbon footprint.

Do I need to put anything on my roof?

No! Community solar offers a way for virtually anyone to go solar without installing solar panels on their roof or their property. You get all of the benefits of clean energy without having to install anything at your home, property, or business.

Will my utility provider change?

As a community solar member, you will experience no change in how you receive your electricity.