The state’s solar industry thinks the change could spur new development and maybe attract out-of-state companies.
State regulators recently updated interconnection standards to streamline the process for most solar projects.
The co-op’s announcement comes in the wake of a failed legislative effort to raise Minnesota’s renewable standard.
A study will look at how the city could use utility bills to expand access to energy efficiency programs.
As rates of return are expected to fall for subscribers to Minnesota community solar projects, state regulators are considering an incentive payment to ease the transition.