Blogs Community Solar Brings Big Benefits to Minnesota

Minnesota is the national leader in community solar, with 208 projects producing enough power for 100,000 typical homes (as of December 2018). Minnesota has more than a third of all community solar projects in the US. The Community Solar Garden policy is the best in the nation, making it easy to develop and subscribe to solar power.

My new report for Vote Solar, MnSEIA, and the Institute for Local Self Reliance finds that the Community Solar Garden policy is creating big benefits for the state.

The report, Minnesota’s Solar Gardens: The Status and Benefits of Community Solar, was released May 1, 2019. See the report, an interactive data tool (below!), videos, and more at