CleanChoice Energy has launched CleanChoice Energy Community Solar in Minnesota with more than 42 MW of community solar capacity available.
The new capacity – available for both commercial and residential customers – is being supplied by eight community solar farms owned and operated by Cypress Creek Renewables.
The projects will increase the number of residential community solar subscribers in Minnesota by as much as 50%, says CleanChoice Energy.
“We’re excited to be expanding solar choice in Minnesota. The state is the national leader for community solar, and these new farms mean thousands of more Minnesotans can support local clean energy while saving money on their utility bills,” states Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community solar makes it easy for Minnesotans to support solar without a big upfront investment or a home construction project; instead, they can sign up online and promote local solar in just a few minutes.”
“Our partnership with CleanChoice Energy is a win for consumers in Minnesota,” adds Matthew McGovern, CEO of Cypress Creek Renewables. “Affordable solar energy is now more accessible to homes and businesses throughout the state. We are thrilled at the prospect of bringing more local community solar online in the future.”
Minnesota community solar customers can sign up online here.
The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform, announced in April, was developed with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.