MNIPL Solar Team
We believe faith communities have a unique role to play in leading us to a new just and sustainable world.
Join the Solar Revolution
As a result of 2013 legislation, we now have the opportunity to invest in community solar in Minnesota. Community Solar Gardens are centrally located arrays that provide electricity to participating subscribers. These arrays can be shared by faith communities or by congregants within one or more faith communities. The MNIPL solar team is working with others as part of the Just Community Solar Coalition to explore how we can help faith communities invest in a way that helps to build an economically accessible and just future for renewable energy in MN. We hope to influence emerging markets by asking faith communities to consider not only the carbon saved, but also the economic justice implications of investing in solar. Click here to read our values statement, check out our own Community Solar Garden projects soon to be online on the roof of Shiloh Temple in North Minneapolis, and Edina Public Works building.
This type of solar array is owned by one individual or congregation. A congregation can pay upfront, secure their own financing, or work with an investor to lease their site for a period of time until the investment is paid off. The Made in Minnesota Program is a lottery that has made this option possible for a number of MN congregations. The program is available to customers of Xcel Energy, Alliant /Interstate Power and Light, Minnesota Power and Otter Tail Power.
Influence Public Policy
MNIPL is excited to be working with the Energy Equity Coalition to promote access for all in the new energy revolution. Click here to see what actions the coalition is supporting today.
Email Solar@mnipl.org to join us!