Webster Community Solar Garden

Webster Community Solar Garden

This 967-kilowatt community solar garden in Goodhue County will produce enough energy to power over 100 average Minnesota homes. Producing this much clean energy is equivalent to planting over 950 acres of new trees. The project, and others like it, will operate for at least 25 years, bringing economic value to the communities in which they serve. Over the course of those 25 years, subscribers to this community solar garden should see total savings in excess of $1,000,000.

Community solar gardens offer a wide array of benefits, including bringing renewable energy to businesses, residents, and municipalities that have an interest but don’t have the resources to implement on-site solar.

We seed every one of our community solar gardens with a pollinator-friendly seed mix that provides a habitat for bees, butterflies, and other native species.

The Xcel Solar Rewards Program (community solar) in Minnesota provides an opportunity for local businesses, municipalities, and school districts to benefit from using renewable energy without constructing a solar project on their property. The program provides subscribers savings on their energy bills as well as socially conscious participation in renewable energy around the state.

  • System Size: 967 kW
  • Installation Type: Ground Mount
  • Completion Date: December 2017
  • Location: Zumbrota, MN
  • Host Customer: Various Commercial Clients Under the Xcel Solar Rewards Program
  • Role: Development, Project Management, Financing
  • Contract Type: Subscriber Agreement