North High School Community Solar Garden Sign Up Form
Minneapolis Climate Action (MCA) is happy you reached out about this exciting opportunity! Use this form to get on the subscriber list to participate in the North High School Community Solar Garden (CSG) or to ask questions. The North High School CSG is installed and estimated to go live in early 2022. The subscriber outreach will prioritize community members with low incomes, but all are welcome to apply.
Requirements for participation:
You pay your own Xcel electric bill, not through a landlord or third party.
You live in Hennepin County or a county next to Hennepin County.
Each CSG subscription is 1kw.
We have three options to participate:
1. PAY AS YOU GO Shares require no up front money and we don't check income or credit score. Pay As You Go Shares receive the full Xcel bill credit according to how much energy the solar garden produces and you send a payment each month for your subscription as you go along, with the benefit of not having to put money down up front. The Xcel bill credit you receive will always be higher than the payment you send for your subscription.
It works like this: Each month, subscribers automatically get a credit on their Xcel electric bill according to how many 1 kw subscriptions you have and the amount of electricity the solar garden produces. We then invoice you each month for your subscription payment to us. The monthly rate you pay us is lower than the Xcel bill credit rate averaged out over a year – so you come out ahead with MCA Community Solar.
2. PAY UP FRONT Shares are $950 and you receive your total electric bill credit for the solar energy produced
Pay Up Front. You pay an annual $47 operation and maintenance fee, that goes up 2% a year, while the bill credit goes up 2.25% a year.
3. Make a tax deductible donation to provide a Pay Up Front subscription to be allocated to community member with low incomes.
There is no obligation to subscribe by filling out this form — you are simply asking to be placed on our sign up list or ask questions and we will send next steps.
Please fill out contact info below, ask questions or sign up to help us with outreach.