Historic Wright-Hennepin solar community grand opening is Sept. 9

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association customer surveys show a high interest in the idea of renewable energy.

That’s one of the reasons why the cooperative will soon become Minnesota’s first electric utility to offer a community solar option for its customers and the first in the nation to use batteries to store collected energy to be used when needed.

Wright-Hennepin will dedicate its project Monday (Sept. 9) during a special ceremony that starts at 6:30 p.m.

The brief dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony will be at Wright-Hennepin’s headquarters located at 6800 Electric Drive, just off Highway 55 in Rockford.

Wright-Hennepin is a member-owned, non-profit electric utility that currently provides electric power to Wright County and the western part of Hennepin County.

“Our goal is to offer innovative products and services to our members,” said Sonja Bogart, vice president of sales, services and marketing. “We know our members are interested in renewable options for their own homes. Our community solar provides them an easy and affordable means of owning solar panels.”

See the print edition of Sunday’s Great River Weekend for the full story.