Beltrami Electric Cooperative is moving forward with our plan to build an 80 kilowatt (kW) Direct Current (DC) community solar array at our headquarters. The array will consist of photo-voltaic panels, each with a projected annual average output of 450 kWh.
Northern Solar provides interested members an option to receive renewable, locally-produced, solar energy without the hassle of installing, permitting, maintaining and insuring their own solar array. Members may subscribe to as many panels as they wish, up to the equivalent of their annual average usage.
Members who wish to subscribe to Northern Solar will pay $1,295 for a full panel’s output or $647.50 for a half panel’s output. You can subscribe to panel(s) with a One-Time upfront payment, or select a Graduated Payment Schedule, with just 10% down, 40% due when the project is 50% subscribed and the remaining 50% due upon completion of the project. Members will receive the energy produced by the panel(s) for 20 years as a monthly credit on their electric bill.
We have added a new financing option – Easy Pay – that allows members to select a 12, 24 or 36 month payment plan, with no money down at 6 percent interest and will receive a monthly credit on their electric bill, based on the portion of the array they have subscribed to.
For members who don’t wish to sign a 20-year contract, you now have the option to Pay As You Go. Simply tell us how many kWh/month you would like to come from Northern Solar and we will add it to your monthly electric bill. With no contract, you can cancel at any time.
If you would like to be a part of the Northern Solar Community Garden, contact Beltrami Electric Cooperative today! With additional flexible options, it is easier to subscribe now more than ever!
If you are interested in signing up, please complete the Northern Solar Member Agreement below and send or bring in to Beltrami Electric's office.
Contact our Energy Services department at (218) 444-2540 or (800) 955-6083 if you have questions or would like more information about Northern Solar.