Minnesota utility regulators are expected to decide Thursday whether to offer a bonus payment to new residential community solar subscribers.
The project will be sited in a vegetable garden at an affordable housing facility on Chicago’s South Side.
As solar prices become competitive with fossil fuels, member-owned electric cooperatives are beginning to embrace renewables.
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.
A newcomer to the Minnesota solar industry sees big potential to sign up more residential customers for community solar garden subscriptions.