The largest solar project ever built to serve a Minnesota school district began producing energy last week, as schools take advantage of third-party ownership models and community solar subscriptions.
While rural cooperatives around the Midwest have been quick to adopt community solar, officials in the Chicago area want to bring it to the city.
Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year.
One of Nebraska’s largest utilities is scheduled to meet with stakeholders today to begin developing a vision for its first community solar project.
A dispute with Minnesota’s largest utility over a technical standard could delay several of community solar projects in the state.
A new interactive map notes which properties have potential for community solar projects in the Chicago area and is sparking interest among area planners.
Community solar, already growing in popularity among Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives, now is coming to the state’s largest investor-owned utility.
Minnesota sees a tidal wave of interest in community solar — “It’s bigger than anyone ever anticipated, and bigger things are coming,” said Ellen Anderson, director of the University of Minnesota’s Energy Transition Lab.
Clean-energy advocates say a Minnesota utility’s community solar program is a step in the right direction, but are also concerned it will limit developments from other entities.
Less than a week after a Minnesota co-op announced it had sold out shares of its formerly struggling solar garden, solar developer Sunshare announced it has sold out its first project.