Time to Reboot Minnesota's Community Solar Program

Community solar is a remarkable Minnesota success story, giving tens of thousands of electricity customers new and better access to clean, affordable solar power. With a community solar option, customers who cannot benefit from rooftop solar, for example those who rent, have a shaded roof, or lack upfront capital, can still go solar, giving them ...

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An EPIC month for solar progress across the U.S.

Right: Art Terrazas, Vote Solar’s Interior West Director, with Community Solar Bill Sponsor Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero For families who rent and others who simply can’t go solar on their own rooftop, we are working hard to provide community solar options that expand solar access. We joined veterans, tribal leaders, students, nature-lovers, parents and grandparents ...

Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.