Community Center Solar Panels: Roof mounted with 216 panels and 198 reflective panels. Annual kWh is 48,925 with expected electricity produced (AC savings) at $350 to $400 per month. NOTE: As of August 2017 the Community Center solar panels have been temporarily removed from the Community Center rooftop for repairs to the roof. Check back here for updates.
Nature Center Solar Panels
The Nature Center PV project consists of 8, 3’ x 4’ panels (1.4 kW), installed as an awning on the south (front) side of the building. The panels are connected by micro inverters that convert the direct current (DC) produced by the cells to alternating current (AC) that our homes and businesses use for electricity. These particular inverters also allow us to see how much energy each panel is producing. Click here to view the energy production from the Nature Center panels.
Community Solar Garden Subscription
On August 5, 2016, the City entered into a 25-year solar garden subscription agreement with Argo Navis CSG2, LLC. The terms of the agreement include a $.01 rebate per kilowatt of electricity used. The City subscribed to 856,290 kWh, which is approximately 34 percent of the City's overall electrical use. Estimated savings over the 25-year agreement is $201,707.26. The community solar garden will be constructed in Scandia, MN, with completion of the garden scheduled for mid-2017.