Xcel Energy Completes 62.25 MW Solar Facility in Minnesota

By Editors of Power Engineering

Xcel Energy announced the completion of the Marshall Solar Energy Project, a 62.25 MW solar facility Xcel called one of the largest solar installations in Minnesota.

Marhsall Solar Energy Project was constructed on 355 acres of private property near Marshall, Minnesota. The facility is owned and operated by Marshall Solar LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources.

Xcel will purchase power from the facility through a 25-year agreement.

“We’re pleased to work with NextEra Energy Resources on this large-scale solar project delivering the renewable energy our customers want at a competitive price,” said Chris Clark, president, Xcel Energy–Minnesota. “The Marshal Solar Energy Project puts us on a path to achieve our goal to be 63 percent carbon-free by 2030 and we’re excited to see this facility come online.”

Xcel noted the North Star Solar Project became operational last month, and the Aurora Project has facilities coming online as they completed, with the entire project to be done this year.

Xcel plans to have nearly 10 percent of its energy generated from solar by 2030.

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