Linden Hills Community Solar project underway

Linden Hills Community Solar project underway

Community Solar
The Linden Hills Co-op has officially signed on as a host site for a community solar garden. Residents can purchase one share (one solar panel) to offset their home’s energy use through Xcel Energy bill credits. The cost is $1,700 per share, as well as an ongoing annual fee, and the cost to reserve a share is $100. [adinserter block="1"] The program is a partnership between Sundial Solar and Linden Hills Power & Light. To receive more details or a reservation form, contact lhcommunitysolar@gmail.com.
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Here’s why 2015 is the ‘tipping point’ for community solar

Here’s why 2015 is the ‘tipping point’ for community solar

Community Solar
“As utilities wake up to the value proposition, it will increasingly shape the market” With many utilities addressing the challenge of rooftop solar, community shared solar is fast emerging as an appetizing solar business model. A top solar research firm now says 2015 is the year that the community solar market breaks through. A new market report forecasts community shared solar developers will grow 2014’s 65.9 MW of cumulative installed capacity to 465 MW by the end of 2016. A 59% annual growth rate for the sector over the next five years will take the 21 MW installed during 2014 to 534 MW installed during 2020, it predicts. “There may have been more articles about community solar than projects brought online to date,” joked GTM Research Sr. Analyst Cory Honeyman, co-author of U.S. Community Solar Market…
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