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PART 3:

Where To Find Community Solar

Source: American Solar Grazing Association

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Find a Community Solar Project

This is a vendor-neutral, educational tool to help you find community solar projects. SUN does not endorse any particular project or offering. Peruse the listings or use our filters to find one that’s right for you.

Select your state and utility to find a community solar project:

Don’t see your state? It may not have community solar, or community solar may be available but we haven’t listed any projects there yet. Let us know you’re interested and we’ll do our best to help.

Are you a developer or subscriber organization? Would you like to list your project(s) here? We can list projects in any state in the U.S. Drop us a line at info@solarunitedneighbors.org.

Filters:

Subscriber Organization:
CleanChoice Energy

Bluebird Solar

City: 15 farms are located in 12 counties across Minnesota

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? no

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 21.78MW ground mounts; Up to 3,350 subscribers; $0.148/kWh cost (variable) & $0.15583/kWh credit;

Areas Available: Xcel residential customers in Blue Earth, Dakota, Douglas, Goodhue, McLeod, Meeker, Nicollet, Rice, Stearns, Washington, Winona counties or adjacent counties.

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Cooperative Energy Futures

Clara City

City: Clara City, MN

Project online? Under Construction

Income-qualified option? yes

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1470kW, Ground, 205 subscribers; Subscriber rate fixed from yrs 10-25 of the agreement at $.11434.

Areas Available: Xcel customers in Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Renville, and Yellow Medicine Counties

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
CleanChoice Energy

Cypress Creek Solar

City: Farms located in Faribault, Pope, Sherburne, Steele, Washington, LeSueur, Wright, Dakota, and Ramsey counties

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? no

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 15.96MW ground mounts; Up to 2,800 subscribers; $0.13986/kWh cost (variable) & $0.15583/kWh credit;

Areas Available: Residential Xcel customers in Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, McLeod, Martin, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Mower, Nicollet, Pope, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Waseca, Washington, and Wright counties.

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Cooperative Energy Futures

Fairbault Community Solar

City: 2 miles east of Faribault, Minnesota

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? no

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1310.4kW ground mount; Up to 150 subscribers; $0.145/kWh & $0.15583/kWh bill credit;

Areas Available: Any residential or small business (Small General Service) customer with service from Xcel Energy in Rice, Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Scott, Steele, Waseca counties

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Solstice

Hormel Solar Farm

City: Montevideo, Minnesota

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? yes

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1 MW, Ground Mount; Up to 200 subscribers; 10.25% savings on solar credits; Min. credit score 650

Areas Available: Xcel Energy customers in Chippewa, Swift, Kandiyohi, Renville, Yellow Medicine, and Lac qui Parle counties.

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Cooperative Energy Futures

Mankato

City: Mankato, MN

Project online? Under Construction

Income-qualified option? yes

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1210kW Ground;171 subscribers; Subscriber rate is fixed from yrs 10-25 of the agreement at $.11434

Areas Available: Xcel customers in Blue Earth, Brown, Fairbault, Le Sueur, Nicollet, Waseca, and Watonwan counties

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Novel Energy

Novak Solar

City: Stearns County, Minnesota

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? no

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1 MW ground mount; Up to 300 subscribers; Pay-as-you-go $0.0954/kWh (2019 VOS rate);

Areas Available: Xcel Energy residential customers in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns Counties

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Novel Energy

Novel Martens Solar

City: Nicollet County, Minnesota

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? no

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1 MW ground mount; Up to 300 subscribers; Pay-as-you-go $0.0954/kWh (2019 VOS rate);

Areas Available: Xcel Energy residential customers in Blue Earth, Brown, LeSueur, Nicollet, Renville, Sibley Counties

Utility: Xcel Energy

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Subscriber Organization:
Cooperative Energy Futures

Waseca Community Solar

City: 2 miles east of Janesville, Minnesota

Project online? yes

Income-qualified option? no

Accepting Participants? yes

Other: 1357.2kW DC ground mount; Up to 150 subscribers; $0.145/kWh & $0.15583/kWh bill credit;

Areas Available: Any residential or small business (Small General Service) customer with service from Xcel Energy in Waseca, Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Rice & Steele.

Utility: Xcel Energy

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