A Minnesota power wholesaler threatened to stop a community solar project — then vowed to double its size.
A report from Xcel Energy shows strong growth in its community solar program despite smaller payments.
The energy assistance project aims to reduce energy costs for 50 households by building a community solar garden.
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.