Community Based Solar Power in Minnesota ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
tenKsolar (“tenK”), a Minneapolis based manufacturer of low voltage, highly efficient photovoltaic (PV) systems and SoCore Energy, a premier developer of commercial solar projects, today announced that they are joining forces to deliver commercial and community solar garden projects built on tenK’s PV systems technology.
Community solar gardens are a unique form of distributed generation consisting of centrally located arrays of solar PV panels shared by multiple subscribers. These projects are typically high commercial efficiency projects that are known for strong financial return, high reliability and low voltage safety.
Joel Cannon, CEO of tenK, said,
We are extremely impressed with the skill of the SoCore team. Together we are already co-developing over 45 MW of projects serving local government and Fortune 500 energy off-takers.
SoCore President Pete Kadens commented on the partnership:
As a complete end-to-end PV systems vendor, tenK has improved many deployment and maintenance costs while offering among the best efficiency footprints in the industry. SoCore is actively seeking to acquire projects built on advanced technologies such as those developed by tenK in order to expand the use of solar in businesses and the wider community.
We are excited to be working with a Minnesota-based company to expand solar in their home state.
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