CleanChoice Energy opens up 20 MW of community solar in Minnesota

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CleanChoice Energy is opening 20.51 MW of community solar capacity available for residential customers. The new capacity is being supplied by 15 solar farms owned and operated by Altus Power America and represents enough community solar subscription openings for approximately 3,550 Minnesota residents.

The company also noted that this could be the last large residential offering unless the residential adder in the state is increased.

“Community solar represents the best opportunity to expand renewable energy in Minnesota. The state is the national leader for community solar, and these new farms mean thousands of additional Minnesota residents can participate in this great program,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community solar makes it easy for Minnesotans to go solar and save money.”

“Altus Power is proud to be a part of the expanding community solar opportunity for Minnesotans,” said Gregg Felton, Managing Partner of Altus Power America. “Affordable clean energy is now more accessible than ever before. We are pleased to be working with CleanChoice Energy to bring solar power to the local community.”

Minnesota community solar customers will sign up for community solar online at CleanChoiceEnergy.com/Minnesota. CleanChoice Energy is the largest community solar provider in Minnesota with more than 85 megawatts of solar capacity.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy Community Solar opens new solar farm in Prince George’s County, Maryland

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner lives, has opened 3 MW of community solar capacity for Prince George’s County residents. The Simba Community Solar Farm broke ground earlier this year in Cheltenham, Md., and is nearing completion. Residents that sign-up for the new farm through CleanChoice Energy Community Solar can expect to save approximately 10% off their utility bills. The new community solar project will generate about 4,500,000 kWh of electricity in its first year.

Maryland’s Community Solar program offers landowners and farmers the opportunity to create predictable, long-term revenue through hosting solar projects, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. Simba Community Solar Farm subscribers can see up to a 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees, or installation.

The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform connects people to local Community Solar projects, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes.

Interested residents can sign-up here.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy Community Solar opens new solar farm in Prince George’s County, Maryland

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that empowers people and businesses to cut emissions and live cleaner lives, has opened 3 MW of community solar capacity for Prince George’s County residents. The Simba Community Solar Farm broke ground earlier this year in Cheltenham, Md., and is nearing completion. Residents that sign-up for the new farm through CleanChoice Energy Community Solar can expect to save approximately 10% off their utility bills. The new community solar project will generate about 4,500,000 kWh of electricity in its first year.

Maryland’s Community Solar program offers landowners and farmers the opportunity to create predictable, long-term revenue through hosting solar projects, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Maryland residents that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. Simba Community Solar Farm subscribers can see up to a 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees, or installation.

The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform connects people to local Community Solar projects, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes.

Interested residents can sign-up here.

— Solar Builder magazine

Details on Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm (just completed)

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Massachusetts’ largest community solar + storage farm has completed construction and is nearing subscriber completion. The 7.1-MW Happy Hollow Community Solar + Storage Farm is built on a gravel pit in Winchendon, Mass., and includes a 3.3-MW energy storage system. The project is owned by SunRaise Investments, developed and constructed by Borrego Solar with CleanChoice Energy managing subscriber services including acquisition, management, customer care, billing, and retention.

“We’re proud to be part of this innovative community solar plus storage farm. This project provides people the opportunity to support clean energy innovation, while reducing their climate impact and saving money on their energy bills,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Massachusetts continues to be a clean energy leader and this solar farm is a prime example of that leadership delivering benefits to the community.”

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Community solar offers landowners the opportunity to receive additional revenue by leasing their land for solar, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. The subscribers for this Community Solar Farm can see up to a 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation.

Borrego Solar developed, engineered and constructed the project, while SunRaise secured the construction and permanent financing and will remain the long-term owner and operator of the facility. The project is expected to generate 9,000,000 kWh of electricity each year, which is enough energy to power 1,200 average Massachusetts homes for a year.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy launches community solar in Massachusetts

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, launched CleanChoice Energy Community Solar in Massachusetts with 3.489 MW of proposed Community Solar capacity. The launch opens hundreds of new subscriber allocations for Bay State residents in the National Grid service area.

CleanChoice Energy Community Solar customers have the opportunity to save up to 10% on their utility bills with no upfront costs while supporting local solar projects. Customers outside of the National Grid service area that want to make the switch to clean energy can sign-up for a Community Solar waiting list or choose one of the company’s other clean energy options.

“We know that Massachusetts residents want to do their part on climate and the environment. Community solar allows people to make an impact by supporting local solar projects and helping reduce carbon emissions,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “CleanChoice Energy Community Solar makes it easy. Bay State residents can sign-up online in just a few minutes and save money on their utility bills.”

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Community Solar offers landowners, farmers, and others the opportunity to receive additional revenue to install solar panels, while opening the benefits of solar to the hundreds of thousands of Massachusetts residents and businesses that either do not own their own home or do not have a roof that works for solar. The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform connects people to local Community Solar projects, allowing residents and businesses to sign-up to support local solar in minutes and to see up to 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation.

Earlier this year, CleanChoice Energy released a poll that found more than 83% of Massachusetts residents wanted the freedom to choose clean energy.

CleanChoice Energy has made social responsibility a core value and has provided over $1.9 million in support to more than 50 nonprofit environmental and social impact organizations.

— Solar Builder magazine