SolarWise from Stearns Electric
29643 Frontage Rd., St. Joseph, MN 56374

SolarWise from Stearns Electric

Community Solar Project Basics
Garden Status: 
In Operation
Year Installed: 
2015
Location: 
29643 Frontage Rd., St. Joseph, MN 56374
Electric Utility: 
Stearns Electric Association
Project Description: 

A simple, convenient and cost effective way to participate in solar generation. SolarWise is a community-based solar array designed to make it easy and affordable for our members to support an alternative, environmentally-friendly energy option.

How it Works: Become a part of the SolarWise Community by purchasing the output of one or more solar panels located in the community solar array at Stearns Electric Association's St. Joseph Branch Office. The energy produced from this project helps supply energy to our distribution system. While the energy created doesn't directly power your home, you will receive a credit on your energy bill based on the output of the system.

Benefits of SolarWise: No costs to install solar panels on your property. No worrying about maintenance or repair costs. Lock in today's electric rate for the community solar portion of your Stearns Electric energy bill for the next 20 years.

Participation
Availability: 
Accepting Subscriptions
Payment Type: 
Pay as you go
Pay up front
Eligible Counties: 
MN - Douglas
MN - Kandiyohi
MN - Morrison
MN - Pope
MN - Stearns
MN - Todd
Eligibility Details: 

You must be a member of Stearns Electric Association to participate. Available to both homeowners and renters alike.

How to Participate: 

What is the cost? The cost to purchase the output from one panel for 20 years is $1,300. How do I sign up? It’s very simple. Only Stearns Electric Association members are eligible to participate and must complete the Community Solar License Agreement and return it to the Cooperative with your payment. Finance Option: $200 Down / 5% for 24 months

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