Nautilus Solar Energy Inaugurates 13.3 MW Community Solar Projects in Minnesota

As part of Xcel Energy’s solar rewards community program, these solar projects are 100 percent subscribed by a diverse set of regional customers including 5 municipalities, 2 leading research/ medical facilities and a local university.

Nautilus Solar Energy

New Jersey-based Nautilus Solar Energy has inaugurated the portfolio of 13.3 MW of community solar projects in Minnesota.

As part of Xcel Energy’s solar rewards community program, these solar projects are 100 percent subscribed by a diverse set of regional customers including 5 municipalities, 2 leading research/ medical facilities and a local university.

Moreover, the 2 community-based solar gardens which are located in Rice and Le Sueur Counties, consist of fixed-tilt, ground mount applications.

The construction on both gardens began in the fourth quarter of 2017 and has reached the commercial operation during the first quarter of 2018.

In 2017, these gardens were acquired by Nautilus from Renesola. A local Roseville, MN based solar engineering and construction firm, IPS Solar, provided the installation services for the gardens.

Commenting on the development, Nautilus Solar Energy, CEO, Jim Rice said, “This community solar milestone extends Nautilus’s vision towards extending a sustainable future for those customers that aren’t able to have large scale solar facilities directly on-premise.”

While the company’s COO of Solar Energy, Jeffrey Cheng added that, “We’re very pleased that our teams completed the acquisition and construction of these projects in a timely manner and are especially appreciative of the hard work that our local permitting, engineering, and installation partners provided to ensure the overall success of these developments.”

Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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