Community Solar FAQs
This is a 42 kilowatt (kW) Solar Array system. The physical dimension of each panel is 6.5' x 4.5' with a total dimension of 65' x 98' for the 140 panels.
It is a TenKSolar system, which is a Minnesota based company.
On the SW corner of 47th St NE and County Road 127, which is a bare lot to the north and west of our headquarters.
It is $900.00 per panel output. The contract with KPC is good through the fall of 2039. The estimated annual output is approximately 480 kWh. The actual amount may vary from month to month and season to season. the output credit will appear on your electric bill as a line item.
It's very simple. Complete the Customer Agreement Form and return it to Kandiyohi Power with your payment. Phone payments are accepted. You can also call us at 800-551-4951 or stop by the office and we can assist you with your questions and provide you with a copy of the agreement. You must be a member of the cooperative to participate in the Community Solar program.
Cash, check or credit card are accepted.
Member may license the output of the multiple solar panels, provided that no license may be obtained for a number of solar panels that produce combined output credits that exceed the most recent 12 month average used at the location/account at which they are applied. Excess Solar Panel Output credits at calendar year-end will not be refunded, transferred or donated.
You can transfer/assign or donate the panel output to another member, friend, family member or organization that is a member of KPC. KPC can assist member with identifying an interested member.
Based on the assumptions used for the study of this project, the rate of return on investment over the life of this project for the member is approximately 2.77%.
Yes you can, provided we have panels available. We have depreciation schedule set up for those who wish to purchase at a later date.
This system is interconnected with the electric grid, so the output goes directly onto our distribution wires.
No. The cost for the battery backup system is currently too expensive to warrant the cost.
No. All renewable systems with an inverter and no battery backup require line voltage to function and will not generate during an outage.
Both the weather and seasonal changes will affect the amount of sun reaching the panels. During the summer, the panels will produce more energy because the days are longer and the sun is higher. If it’s a cloudy day, the panels will produce less. During the winter, there will be less production because of limited hours of sunlight and, at times potential snow coverage.
A bi-directional meter is used to record the output from the system to the grid and the electrical usage consumed by the array.
KPC will provide all necessary maintenance, insurance, and ensure that it meets all applicable codes, standards, and regulatory requirements at the time of installation and throughout the term of the agreement. In the event of equipment failure, KPC will bring the equipment back to working order as quickly as is reasonably possible.
With KPC’s Community Solar, you can purchase solar power without installing equipment on your property and without worrying about maintaining the system for $900 per panel output.
Lock in your future price of power for a portion of your electric needs. Your monthly electric bill is reduced by the number of kWh’s that the panel(s) produce and the bill credits are priced at the current KPC retail rate.
If KPC’s rates rise, so do the solar bill credits.
A full up-front purchase of $900.00 for a 16 year contract.
You get all the benefits of owning solar panels, with none of the hassle. Choose as few as one, or as many panels as you need to power your entire home.