​DSD Acquires 11.3 MW Community Solar Portfolio in Minnesota

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – June 28, 2022 – DSD Renewables (DSD) has acquired a seven-project, 11.3 MW community solar portfolio, spanning six cities in Minnesota. The acquisition marks DSD’s first venture in Minnesota, expanding its footprint of assets to 22 states across the nation.

Six of the sites will have 100% residential offtake and are expected to serve more than 600 residents, while the seventh project will have 100% commercial offtake. All seven projects are expected to generate 17,073 MWh of clean energy each year, avoiding 12,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

By using solar instead of fossil fuels, 12,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided each year — the equivalent of 1.36M gallons of gasoline unused.

“We are thrilled to be entering a new market with such a strong portfolio of community solar projects that will bring affordable renewable energy to a large swath of Minnesotans,” says Andrew Thurston, Director of Asset Acquisitions at DSD.

Community solar is a big reason Minnesota’s grid-connected solar capacity has increased nearly sevenfold in the last six years. Industry group Clean Energy Economy Minnesota expects renewable power production to increase from 2% of the state’s electricity in 2020 to 10% by 2030.

“Minnesota’s community solar program is widely recognized as a leader in terms of installed capacity, and DSD looks forward to additional opportunities to streamline and expand that impact,” says Joe Rosenberg, Director of Business Development at DSD.

DSD will serve as the long term owner and operator of the sites, which are expected to be operational by Q2 2023. Common Energy will be handling customer acquisition and subscriptions for the portfolio.

About DSD Renewables

DSD Renewables (DSD) is a renewable energy solutions platform enabling a more sustainable future by deploying and operating renewable energy solutions, making solar, storage, and EV charging infrastructure more accessible to commercial, industrial, and municipal partners. With in-house expertise, a broad scope of capabilities, and the proprietary DSD Connect Platform, our team provides resources to industry partners and customers across the US, accelerating the deployment and scale of renewable energy to meet aggressive sustainability and net-zero goals. To learn more, visit DSDRenewables.com and connect with us on LinkedInInstagram, and Facebook.

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