DSD Renewables has acquired a seven-project, 11.3 MW community solar portfolio spanning six cities in Minnesota. The acquisition marks DSD’s first venture in Minnesota, expanding its footprint of assets to 22 states across the nation.
Six of the sites will have 100% residential offtake and are expected to serve more than 600 residents, while the seventh project will have 100% commercial offtake. All seven projects are expected to generate 17,073 MWh of clean energy each year.
“We are thrilled to be entering a new market with such a strong portfolio of community solar projects that will bring affordable renewable energy to a large swath of Minnesotans,” says Andrew Thurston, director of asset acquisitions at DSD.
DSD will serve as the long-term owner and operator of the sites, which are expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2023. Common Energy will be handling customer acquisition and subscriptions for the portfolio.
“Minnesota’s community solar program is widely recognized as a leader in terms of installed capacity, and DSD looks forward to additional opportunities to streamline and expand that impact,” adds Joe Rosenberg, DSD’s director of business development.