Excel Energy switches on 32MW of community solar in Minnesota

 By Danielle Ola, PVTech

Xcel Energy has commissioned seven new community solar gardens, totaling 32MW in Minnesota. The projects were developed under the utility’s Solar Rewards Community programme that aims to spur community solar among residential subscribers and local businesses. Xcel Energy currently has 57MW of community solar gardens online at 17 project sites as part of its programme, which was launched in 2014. The projects are also part of a larger 96MW of community solar to be developed by BHE Renewables and Geronimo Energy that will provide clean energy throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota. Continue reading.

Photo: More community solar comes online in Minnesota, with seven new projects by Xcel Enegy, Geronimo Energy and Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables. Source: Xcel Energy