In the first community-owned solar project in Minnesota, the Wright-Hennepin Electric Cooperative is teaming up with the Clean Energy Collective to provide customers in Rockford, MN, affordable opportunities to own solar panels. The project allows customers who may not own a home, or homeowners who cannot afford to put solar on their roof, to own panels in a community solar array. Panels start at $869 . Participants will recover their investment in 12 years by receiving a credit on their electric bill for the energy created in addition to a share of the federal income tax credit. The project hosts 171 panels, with 17 customers owning from one to 27 panels.