When a qualified member-owned solar system is installed, the power produced by it will offset power they would otherwise purchase from Connexus Energy. If the system produces more than the member consumes from the grid, Connexus Energy will provide credit. This process is often referred to as Net Metering.
Available for qualified member-owned solar systems with less than 40kWac nameplate capacity.
a. Average Retail Cooperative Energy Rate
b. Simultaneous Purchase and Sale
c. Roll-over Credits
d. Time-of-Day Purchase Service
Use our MyMeter tool to determine how many kilowatt-hours you consume. Sign into your Connexus Energy account, click on the Data Tab, then you can view your usage:
If you hire a contractor for your project, they will work directly with us through the interconnection application and design approval process. Otherwise, if you design and install your own system, please use review our technical requirements for Distributed Energy Resource (DER) interconnection outlining the specifications Connexus Energy has adopted from the State of Minnesota. This information can be found at our Interconnection Process webpage.
For our business members, solar can be a great investment to offset energy costs and reach your sustainability goals. If you are considering installing a rooftop or ground mounted solar installation at your business, contact your Account Representative to see if solar is the best way to achieve your goals. Your Connexus Energy Account Representative can offer expert advice, provide historical energy consumption analysis, provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision, and help navigate the interconnection process. If you are interested in exploring solar at your business please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connexus Energy requires a DER interconnection agreement to be completed with the new utility account holder for the service address with solar. Reach out to us at the contact information below so we can help you with this transition.
Connexus Energy does not recommend contractors for you to use. We can provide a list of contractors who have supplied systems within Connexus territory, however, it is up to the applicant to vet suppliers. Take Care in Selecting Electrical and Solar Contractors.
Most homeowners have a warranty or contract for their solar panels. If the panels fall under the warranty (usually 25 years), then it’s the responsibility of the installer or the manufacturer to recycle the solar panels properly. Check your warranty or contract for responsibility, if applicable.
If you have any specific questions, please contact: DER.InterconnectionCoordinator@connexusenergy.com
More information about Net Metering can be found at the MN PUC website.
Disclaimer: This webpage is intended as informational only for member-owned solar. Connexus Energy does not have responsibility or liability for member-owned solar generation systems. Connexus Energy does not have any directly affiliations with solar developers or installers.