New Energy Equity, Cedar Creek Energy ready to work on Mud Lake Community Solar Garden

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New Energy Equity is teaming with solar garden and eco-village housing developer Engineering Concepts and Minnesota solar EPC Cedar Creek Energy on a 1.4 MW system located in Gaylord, Minnesota. The Mud Lake Community Solar Garden is a ground mounted system, and with financing now closed, expected to be completed mid-2022 and to produce over 2,000 MWh annually.

“Cedar Creek has been an excellent partner in Minnesota and we are thrilled to partner with them again on this unique opportunity with Engineering Concepts,” said New Energy’s Vice President of Business Development, Josh Kunkel. “New Energy is committed to increasing access to clean energy across all communities and the Mud Lake project helps further that mission in Minnesota.”

Residential subscribers in Nicolett, Carver, Scott, McLeod, and Sibley Counties will have access to clean energy from the Mud Lake Community Solar Garden. Using the solar garden’s renewable energy allows these communities to benefit from clean solar energy while decreasing their energy expenses.  

“New Energy Equity and Engineering Concepts have been great partners to work with on this project,” said Cedar Creek’s Vice President of Operation, Alex Gast. “Our past relationship with New Energy Equity, their expertise, and experience in the Minnesota Community Solar Garden market made them a great choice to help bring this project to fruition.  Engineering Concepts should also be commended as this project could not have happened without the time, effort, and perseverance on their behalf. Cedar Creek Energy is pleased to add this to our extensive track record of completed solar projects in the upper Midwest.”

“New Energy’s large breadth of experience in Minnesota combined with their expertise in community solar made our partnership a perfect match for this project,” said Engineering Concepts’ President, David Coughlan. “We are proud to share in the effort of bringing affordable clean energy to the City of Gaylord and the adjacent communities.”

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