United Renewable Energy (URE) along with New Energy Equity, engineering, procurement and construction companies for the renewable energy sector, announced this Thursday they had completed the development of three community solar gardens in Minnesota.
Firstly, the three projects locate in North Branch, Lindstrom, and Cokato counties, and total 4,3 megawatts/dc of capacity. Altogether they will produce 5,980MWh of clean energy in their first year of operations.
Secondly, the amount of energy generated annually from the solar projects will be enough to power approximately six hundred average homes; indeed, it will be offered to local businesses, school districts and other consumers by subscription.
Thirdly, subscribers of the service will receive bill credits from their utility for the energy produced by the gardens; which will give them the benefits of solar energy without any equipment purchase, or solar panels required on their own premises.
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URE, in successful partnership, to develop more community solar along 2021 and 2022
Moreover, URE was responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction on these projects; to what Keith Herbs, Executive Vice President of URE, said. “We are focused on providing the safest, highest quality, and lowest overall cost solar and energy storage installations.”
He also remarked. “This portfolio of projects with New Energy Equity is a great example of a successful partnership that provides ongoing benefits to the host communities and subscribers.”
In addition, New Energy Equity developed the three community solar gardens, to what Matthew Hankey, CEO, said. “We are proud to be a leading developer in Minnesota’s ongoing transformation of its energy system; particularly, toward cleaner and more cost-effective energy; also, helping the State and our solar garden customers to all achieve their respective sustainability goals.”
Finally, in addition to these three successful projects, the URE and New Energy teams have collaborated on a pipeline of additional community solar for the state. Those will begin construction in 2021 and 2022; which will support additional construction jobs and low-cost, clean energy for the region.