Minnesota utility regulators on Thursday answered most but not all questions about the shape of a new community solar gardens program.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission indicated that it would
reject a proposal by the state’s largest electric utility to limit the
number of community solar gardens that can be installed per quarter.
The board also voted to set a higher rate for electricity purchased
from the shared solar projects than the one originally sought by Xcel
Energy, and it said the company must pay for renewable energy credits
associated with the solar gardens.