Xcel’s Wisconsin Solar Gardens Sold Out

Xcel Energy’s three Solar Connect Community solar gardens in western Wisconsin are now fully subscribed. They include three 1 MW systems: Eau Claire in 2017, Cashton, west of La Crosse completed in May 2019, and Ashland, July 2019. Residential and commercial subscribers were able to enroll for up to 100 percent of their annual electricity usage. Subscribers made a one-time payment up front and receive monthly bill credits equal to their subscription amount. Xcel Energy has committed to generate 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050, with an 80 percent by 2030 carbon emissions reduction goal company-wide.