Join the Skalbeck solar project and save with Xcel!

Minnesota's community solar program enables Xcel customers to support clean energy and save up to $25 each month for free.
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1,521 kW

About the solar project

Community solar was established by the Minnesota Legislature under the Community Solar Garden Legislation in 2013. Through this program, Minnesota residents can sign up to support a new, local solar project. The energy from the Solar Project flows to the electric grid, replacing fossil fuels and directly lowering emissions. When you sign up to support this project, you will receive clean energy credits that lower your electric bill.

More Information
867,989 pounds of CO2 prevented annually
Yearly equivalent to planting 10,416 trees
2,284,182 kWh
of est. annual clean energy generated
Energized in 2022

Joining a solar project:

01 - Check availability
Use your zip code and utility to see if we have a clean energy project in your area with open enrollment.
02 - Connect your utility
Using your utility account information, we will connect your existing account to a new clean energy project.
03 - Payment information
Your connection to the grid will remain the same, but you will receive clean energy credits and pay your utility through Common Energy at a lower cost.
04 - Savings & impact
Each month we will share with you a Statement of Savings. This statement will show your original bill, your electricity savings, and your positive environmental impact.

Over 15,000 customers are benefiting from their local community solar program

"I really believe in decreasing our carbon footprint and this is the easiest way to sign up for solar energy. You literally sign-up and all of a sudden you are getting your energy from local solar farms and you are saving money."
Ken Young
Owner Emack & Bolio’s
"Signing up for Common Energy is a great way to help the environment and save money. Who can argue with it? I’d love it if more and more people signed up for Common Energy."
Louise Bliss
"I feel it is important to get involved with Common Energy because we’re not just saving money, we’re saving energy."
Joe Keneally
Owner, Clay Ponds Farm

Certificates and affiliations

No installation

Guaranteed savings

Free to sign up

Free to cancel

Take two minutes to sign up for Community Solar and save 5-15% on your monthly electric bill and help lower emissions in your community.