Minnesota’s community solar rush largely ignored homeowners. Could a new incentive change that?

Energy News Network: Minnesota utility regulators are expected to decide Thursday whether to offer a bonus payment to new residential community solar subscribers.

The residential “adder” would offer individual subscribers an extra 2.5 cents per kilowatt hour in the first year before decreasing and phasing out over the next two years.

For all of Minnesota’s success with community solar, homeowners and renters have largely been left out as developers have focused on larger customers.

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