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SunShare Community Solar Gardens’ Impact

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Our Communities

SunShare Markets

Our Approach

Leaving the land better than we found it.

Our Pollinator Pledge

When possible, we design our gardens to serve as a habitat for bees and butterflies that pollinate local farms.

Peak-Performance

We design our solar gardens with state of the art technology and technical expertise. Because a well-performing system for the long term means a bigger impact for subscribers and the community alike.

Sustainable Land Use

We try to build on brownfield sites, which include land with limited use such as old landfills or chemical spill sites. ​

Long-Term Ownership

We are the long-term owners of our new solar projects. That means we have a vested interest in ensuring optimal performance of the garden as well as the experience of our subscribers and communities we build in.

SunShare’s Monthly Solar Production

Find Your Garden

Featured Community Solar Project

Animas Community
Solar Garden

We’ve started construction on the Animas Community Solar Garden, which will be dedicated to Marshall Fire rebuilders. This 500 kilowatt garden will produce enough clean energy to power 150 homes, and will offset 36 million pounds of carbon dioxide over 20 years! Additional gardens will be coming online this summer and later this year.

SunShare Community Solar Gardens FAQ

It takes SunShare about 9 – 12 months to acquire land, obtain zoning approvals, receive utility approvals, construct a solar garden and connect and activate the solar garden.
Yes. By choosing to support a local community solar program you are contributing to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

SunShare will send you a garden activation alert via email about 1 – 2 months prior to your solar garden going live. This email will inform you when your solar garden will be active, and when you will start receiving the benefits of your community solar subscription.

All of SunShare’s community solar gardens participate in Agrivoltaics, which means the pairing of agriculture and photovoltaic solar. The Agrivotaics is designed for the native environment at the community solar garden, and ranges from hosting honey bee apiaries to sheep grazing to the planting of native pollinators to full-scale farming including leafy greens and apple orchards. SunShare is committed to leaving the land better than we found it, and working directly within the native landscape and environment.
Some of our Minnesota gardens are listed by their project name. View the below guide to determine your project name.