25 Jul '16, 11am

Minnesota first state in US to adopt ‘value of solar’ approach for community solar https://t.co/5PMdkW0XG9

Minnesota first state in US to adopt ‘value of solar’ approach for community solar https://t.co/5PMdkW0XG9

Minnesota's massively oversubscribed community solar project is to debut a value of solar tariff to assess how subscribers should be paid by the utility. Source: Flickr/Clean Energy Resource Team Last week, Minnesota utilities regulators ruled to take a value of solar approach for determining how community solar customers will be paid – making Minnesota the first state in the country to do so. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) also maintained cap sizes on community solar gardens , which could put a downer on future project proposals . The decision to not expand the cap was due to the oversubscription of the state’s solar garden programme, which was launched in late 2014 and administered by Xcel Energy. Solar projects already in the application process with the utility are to be limited to 1MW of output. The value of solar approach is currently voluntary for u...

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