Community Solar Garden

Faribault Community Solar Garden

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Project Name : Faribault Community Solar Garden

Project Size : 1.310 MW

Location : Faribault, MN

Size of the Site: 6 acres 

Owner : Cooperative Energy Futures

Participants : Design, Procurement, and Project Management -  Apadana Solar Technologies;  Installation - Oxbow Sunworks and APAlternatives

Largest Subscribers: Minnesota Department of Transportation. All other subscribers are residents or family-owned businesses.

Design Challenges Faced and Means of Overcoming those Challenges: Need to work in a space constrained site with adequate spacing and visual barriers for neighboring views.  Also need to avoid some shading from surrounding trees as well as an awkward site access through landowners existing access road. 

 

Apadana coordinated closely with Rice County Zoning Department, MNDOT, Xcel Energy, and the landowners to resolve these issues.
 

Clarks Grove Solar Garden

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Project Name : Clarks Grove Community Solar Garden

Project Size : 331.5 kW

Location : Clarks Grove, MN

Size of the Site: 2 acres

Owner : Cooperative Energy Futures

Participants : Design, Procurement, and Project Management -  Apadana Solar Technologies;  Installation - Oxbow Sunworks and APAlternatives

Largest Subscribers: Residents or family-owned businesses. 

This project will produce enough energy to power 45 average Minnesotan homes. We seed every one of our community solar gardens with a pollinator-friendly seed mix that provides a habitat for bees, butterflies, and other native species. 

Ramp A Community Solar Garden

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Project Name : Ramp A Community Solar Garden

Project Size : 1.37 MW

Location : Minneapolis, MN

Size of the Site: Top of Downtown Parking Garage

Owner : Cooperative Energy Futures

Participants : Design, Procurement, and Project Management -  Apadana Solar Technologies;  Installation - Elan Energy Partners and Sheehy Construction

Largest Subscribers: MNDOT

The Ramp A Community Solar Garden is a unique solar canopy built on a custom truss system on top of a parking garage in downtown Minneapolis. 

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