SunShare plugs in 8.2 MW of Minnesota community solar
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Denver-based solar developer SunShare LLC announced on Monday it had brought online two community solar projects totalling 8.2 MW DC in the US state of Minnesota.
The 6.9-MW SaintSun and the 1.3-MW ZumbroSun projects consist of six community solar gardens located in the cities of Saint Michael and Zumbro Falls. The construction of the gardens was entrusted to Conti Solar, a full turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services contractor, while SunShare is the projects’ owner and operator.
Approximately 1,200 households in Carver, Wabash and near-by counties, as well as Saint Mary’s University, will benefit from the solar gardens’ output. In addition to clean electricity, subscribers to the gardens will receive credits on their Xcel Energy utility bills.
In late April, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed an omnibus energy and economic development bill, HF 2208, which, if it gets a nod from the Senate, will open the door to increased participation in the local community solar programmes.
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