Join the Cold Spring Community Solar Garden

The Cold Spring Community Solar Garden will produce the energy equivalent of 62,530 gallons of gas consumed, 280 tons of coal burned, or 130 homes of energy used per year.

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The Cold Spring Community Solar Garden is located in Cold Spring, MN. When it is complete in 2021, Xcel customers in Stearns, Benton, Douglas, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Morrison, Pope, Sherburne, Todd, and Wright counties can subscribe to 1.43 Megawatts of solar energy. That is enough renewable energy to power 130 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.

This Community Solar Garden
will produce the energy equivalent of

62,530 gallons of gas consumed

280 tons of coal burned

130 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 national 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

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.

Support Clean Energy

This community garden will produce enough energy to power over 130 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! 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.