Community Solar Garden

Savings to you with no overwhelming commitments.

Savings to you with no overwhelming commitments.

What Is A Community Solar Garden?

A Community Solar Garden (CSG) is a large solar electric array, located off-site, which generates bill credits for participating subscribers. This is a great solution for anyone wanting to support solar but unable to do so on their own. Save money on your energy with fixed savings, no upfront cost, no onsite construction and flexible terms.

 

Whether you are ready to own or lease your own solar energy solution, Novel Energy will see you through the entire process. We are the leaders in providing robust energy solutions that will sustain future generations.

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If you are an Xcel Energy customer in Minnesota you qualify for savings.

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How A Community Solar Garden Can Benefit You.

Join a Solar Garden

We offer flexible terms and allow you to save on your electricity without being tied to a long-term agreement. We guarantee savings, with no risk involved. Homeowners can save 10% on energy costs with a community solar garden membership from Novel.

1. Join a Solar Garden

Expand your dollars and pay only for energy consumed. Get a reliable, consistent discount on your energy bills and put that money toward your goals.

2. Own a Solar Garden

Own your own solar garden! With zero upfront costs, we will design, install and maintain a solar array on your roof or property. You will receive your power at a low rate (set by you) and you’ll collect payments from members for their usage!

1. Join a Solar Garden

Expand your dollars and pay only for energy consumed. Get a reliable, consistent discount on your energy bills and put that money toward your goals.

2. Own a Solar Garden

Expand your energy options with no risk. By owning your own solar array you are able to use the energy it produces and sell excess to your utility – lowering or even eliminating monthly bills.

1. Join a Solar Garden

Zero upfront costs! We will design, install, and maintain a solar array on your roof or property. We will buy or lease your suitable land and you see benefits immediately. We take care of all operations and maintenance required by your system.

2. Own a Solar Garden

Zero upfront costs! We will design, install, and maintain a solar array on your roof or property. We will buy or lease your suitable land and you see benefits immediately. We take care of all operations and maintenance required by your system.

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Your Questions Answered

Community Garden 101

A Community Solar Garden (CSG) is a large solar electric array which generates bill credits for participating members. It is located off-site from the customer’s location, so the electricity goes into Xcel’s grid, and Xcel compensates the customer with a bill credit. When you become a member to a CSG, you will immediately cut your electricity costs by 10%.

 

A CSG membership lets you help produce local solar electricity without putting panels on your property. A membership is like a service contract, rather than actual ownership of the solar array. When you become a member, each month your utility will give you a credit on your bill for the electricity generated by your portion of the community solar garden. You then pay a portion of those credits to Novel for building, maintaining, and monitoring your CSG.

Anyone with an Xcel Energy electricity account can join including renters, homeowners, businesses, and nonprofits. You must be in the same or a contiguous county to the CSG. To join with no up-front cost, members need a FICO score of greater than 650.

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