CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, has opened subscriber enrollment for the Corcoran Community Solar Farm in Minnesota. At more than 600 open subscriber allocations, it is one of the largest single residential Community Solar enrollments ever to open in Minnesota, capital of the community solar movement.

Enrollment for the new farm is open to residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Scott, Carver, and Wright Counties. Subscribers can expect to save up to 5% on their utility bills by supporting local solar power.

“Minnesota continues to stand apart as a national Community Solar leader. Opening the Corcoran Solar Farm means that hundreds of more Minnesotans can support solar energy development while saving money on their utility bills,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community Solar allows Minnesotans to support to clean energy without a big upfront investment or a home construction project—instead they can sign up online in just a few minutes and save money on their utility bills.”

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Corcoran Community Solar Farm subscribers will receive credit on their electric bill for the power generated by the solar panels at the site. CleanChoice’s platform allows customers to sign-up in less than five minutes, and manages ongoing customer engagement–all fully digital and completely online. CleanChoice Energy Community Solar subscribers pay no upfront costs, have no maintenance, and do not need to own their roof—allowing anyone to support local solar even if they rent or do not have a roof suitable for solar panels.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy enrolling subscribers for 4 MW of new community solar in Hennepin County, Minn.

CleanChoice Energy

CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, has opened subscriber enrollment for the Corcoran Community Solar Farm in Minnesota. At more than 600 open subscriber allocations, it is one of the largest single residential Community Solar enrollments ever to open in Minnesota, capital of the community solar movement.

Enrollment for the new farm is open to residents of Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Dakota, Scott, Carver, and Wright Counties. Subscribers can expect to save up to 5% on their utility bills by supporting local solar power.

“Minnesota continues to stand apart as a national Community Solar leader. Opening the Corcoran Solar Farm means that hundreds of more Minnesotans can support solar energy development while saving money on their utility bills,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community Solar allows Minnesotans to support to clean energy without a big upfront investment or a home construction project—instead they can sign up online in just a few minutes and save money on their utility bills.”

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Corcoran Community Solar Farm subscribers will receive credit on their electric bill for the power generated by the solar panels at the site. CleanChoice’s platform allows customers to sign-up in less than five minutes, and manages ongoing customer engagement–all fully digital and completely online. CleanChoice Energy Community Solar subscribers pay no upfront costs, have no maintenance, and do not need to own their roof—allowing anyone to support local solar even if they rent or do not have a roof suitable for solar panels.

— Solar Builder magazine

Details on CleanChoice Energy’s community solar plan in Maryland

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CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company that provides wind and solar energy products to customers across the country, has launched CleanChoice Energy Community Solar in Maryland with 21.4 MW of proposed Community Solar capacity available. CleanChoice Energy Community Solar customers have the opportunity to save money on their utility bills with no upfront costs while supporting local solar projects. CleanChoice is initially accepting subscribers in the PEPCO and Baltimore Gas and Electric territories (BGE).

“We’re excited to be expanding solar choice for Maryland. The state has been a growing solar market for years, and Community Solar means that more people than ever can tap into clean solar energy while saving money on their utility bills,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community Solar allows Marylanders to support local solar without a big upfront investment or a home construction project—instead they can sign up online in just a few minutes.”

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New Community Solar subscribers have the opportunity to be among the first in the state as part of the Maryland Community Solar Pilot Program. 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 can see up to a 10% savings on their utility bills with no upfront investment, setup fees or installation.

Community Solar offers landowners and farmers the opportunity of receiving additional revenue to install solar panels, 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. CleanChoice is engaged with local nonprofits to offer access to the projects to low- and middle-income families.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy launches its community solar portal for Minnesota

 

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CleanChoice Energy Community Solar in Minnesota is now up and running with more than 42 MW of community solar capacity. The new capacity — available for both commercial and residential customers — is being supplied by eight community solar farms owned and operated by Cypress Creek Renewables. The farms will increase the number of residential community solar subscribers in Minnesota by as much as 50 percent.

“We’re excited to be expanding solar choice in Minnesota. The state is the national leader for community solar and these new farms mean thousands of more Minnesotans can support local clean energy while saving money on their utility bills,” said Tom Matzzie, CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “Community solar makes it easy for Minnesotans to support solar without a big upfront investment or a home construction project—instead they can sign up online and promote local solar in just a few minutes.”

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“Our partnership with CleanChoice Energy is a win for consumers in Minnesota,” said Cypress Creek Renewables CEO Matthew McGovern. “Affordable solar energy is now more accessible to homes and businesses throughout the state. We are thrilled at the prospect of bringing more local community solar online in the future.”

CleanChoice Energy allows customers to sign up in less than ten minutes (right here) and manages ongoing customer engagement—all fully digital and completely online. The eight farms serve residents living in the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Freeborn, Grant, Hennepin, Isanti, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, McLeod, Martin, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Mower, Nicollet, Pope, Ramsey, Rice, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Waseca, Washington, and Wright.

The CleanChoice Energy Community Solar platform, announced in April, was developed by the company’s “Labs” Division with support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative. The company has grown quickly since its 2013 customer-facing launch to become one of the largest direct-to-consumer renewable energy providers in the United States, serving customers in 27 utilities.

— Solar Builder magazine

CleanChoice Energy expands community solar division

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CleanChoice Energy is expanding its community solar division and bringing even more solar expertise in house, hiring Tim Ahrens as Managing Director of Renewable Energy Development.

Ahrens will lead CleanChoice’s development team with the goal of providing this additional service to existing projects and partners as well as sourcing new opportunities to expand the company’s solar offerings. Ahrens focus will be on advancing projects from inception through to construction. Projects will be sourced through either greenfield or acquisition initiatives with the team ensuring viability through its diligence protocol.

Ahrens has over 20 years of professional experience in environmental remediation and renewable energy initiatives. Most recently Ahrens focused on the development of remote net metered solar photovoltaic projects within New York and Vermont. Prior to this, Ahrens spent time working on the development of wind projects in New York and solar in Puerto Rico in addition to environmental remediation projects throughout the East Coast.

“We’re excited to be expanding our community solar skill set,” said Tom Matzzie, Founder and CEO of CleanChoice Energy. “We have an ambitious agenda in the next several years and see Tim as an incredible value-add to our existing partnerships and to the ones to come. More community solar means more and better choices for consumers, more economic development, less pollution and more jobs.”

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CleanChoice Energy offers only 100 percent renewable energy products to American homes and businesses. The company has made it easy for people to choose clean energy as-a-service instead of as a home construction project. CleanChoice Energy’s innovative approach has allowed them to grow quickly since launching in 2013. The company has served more than 1.5 billion kilowatts of clean energy and is now one of the largest direct-to-consumer renewable retail energy providers in the United States.

— Solar Builder magazine