The Western Minnesota Community Solar garden is located in Cottonwood, Minnesota. When it is complete in the Spring of 2021, Xcel customers in Lyon, Lincoln, Yellow Medicine, Redwood, Pipestone, and Murray counties can subscribe to 1.24 Megawatts of solar energy. That’s enough renewable energy to power 150 homes.
Developed by Novel Energy Solutions, working with Xcel Energy, membership to this solar garden is offered exclusively to Xcel Energy customers. 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.
Members see a guaranteed savings of 10% on their monthly energy bills. That will equate to thousands of dollars in savings over the life of the solar garden.
This community garden will produce enough energy to power over 150 homes. As a member, you get the benefits of solar energy without the cost of traditional solar panels.
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! In a nutshell, 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 subscriber, you will experience no change in how you receive your electricity.