Minnesota, for years the premier state for community solar development, could be overtaken soon thanks to the ban on co-location, glacial interconnection rates and more states starting programs in the hopes of getting in on the action.

The state’s community solar application program launched in 2014 and, as of August this year, had seen 811 MW brought online. But other states are catching up.

SunShare, a Colorado-based community solar development company that has made Minnesota one of its bread-and-butter markets since 2014, announced last month it plans to expand into new states in the Midwest and Northeast as state legislatures weigh new community solar programs. The announcement was made in conjunction with SunShare locking in USD 30m in fresh equity capital from Ember Infrastructure.

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