R4 Solar

R4 Solar

You might be asking, “What is community solar?” Great question. In a nutshell, community solar programs allows customers, like you, to purchase solar subscriptions to a shared, renewable resource. All without the hassle and expense of a rooftop solar installation on
your home.

If you’re a residential or business customer in one of our participating communities, you are eligible to purchase panel subscriptions to an R4 Solar billboard in your city. If panel subscriptions exceed the capability of the local billboard, solar will be purchased from another shared, public power project at the Lemond Solar Center near Owatonna, MN.

Finally, in case you’re wondering, R4 represents the four foundational elements of our renewable energy programs:

Renew > Reduce > Respect > Repeat

You might be asking, “What is community solar?” Great question. In a nutshell, community solar programs develop a solar array or solar garden in a centralized location where all customers, like you, can enroll and offset all or a portion of your monthly utility bill with clean, renewable solar power. All without the hassle of a rooftop solar installation.

If you’re a homeowner or business owner in one our participating communities, you are eligible to enroll in R4 Solar. Once enrolled, you’ll be allocated a portion of our solar garden in Owatonna, MN.

How It Works

You can download the R4 Solar Enrollment Packet below or by clicking here. This packet contains everything you need to get started, including a detailed overview of the program, frequently asked questions, and a comparison chart to help you determine how many subscription panels you’ll want for your home or business.

After you’ve reviewed the R4 Solar Enrollment Packet and determined how many community solar panels you are interested in subscribing to, the next step is to submit your application to your local utility. The enrollment form is located below, only takes a few minutes to complete, and will be sent directly to your local utility for processing.

Once you’ve completed the R4 Solar application and contract with your local utility, you’re ready to go! Your only job from here on out is paying your utility bill each month and enjoying the benefits of clean, renewable energy.

You can join R4 Solar any time of year, but all contracts expire every June 30th. So, to keep enjoying R4 Solar at your home or business, remember to contact your utility to re-enroll and keep the solar energy coming!

How It Works

You can download the R4 Solar Enrollment Packet below or by clicking here. This packet contains everything you need to get started, including a detailed overview of the program, frequently asked questions, and a comparison chart to help you determine how many subscription panels you’ll want for your home or business.

After you’ve reviewed the R4 Solar Enrollment Packet and determined how many community solar panels you are interested in subscribing to, the next step is to submit your application to your local utility. The enrollment form is located below, only takes a few minutes to complete, and will be sent directly to your local utility for processing.

Once you’ve completed the R4 Solar application and contract with your local utility, you’re ready to go! Your only job from here on out is paying your utility bill each month and enjoying the benefits of clean, renewable energy.

You can join R4 Solar any time of year, but all contracts expire every June 30th. So, to keep enjoying R4 Solar at your home or business, remember to contact your utility to re-enroll and keep the solar energy coming!

Why R4 Solar?

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The average community solar project can offset 500 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Go Local

Community-powered programs like R4 Solar support public power projects for local residents and business owners.

Ease of Use

Rooftop panels can be costly and difficult to install. Community solar programs are as easy as just saying ‘yes’ to green power.

Learn More

Download the R4 Solar Enrollment Packet for additional programs details and helpful tools to determine if the program is right for you.

Learn More

Get Started

Interested in R4 Solar? Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with your local utility.

  • Select the community you reside in.

Learn More

Download the R4 Solar Enrollment Packet for additional programs details and helpful tools to determine if the program is right for you.

Learn More

Get Started

Interested in R4 Solar? Simply fill out the form below to get in touch with your local utility.

  • Select the community you reside in.