Project Description

The Slayton Solar Project was developed by Ecos Energy in partnership with the Xcel Renewable Development Fund. Partial “project funding provided by customers of Xcel Energy through a grant from the Renewable Development Fund”. With this grant, Ecos Energy was able to successfully develop Minnesota’s largest photovoltaic solar project and one of the largest of its kind in the upper midwest.

Slayton Solar is a ground mounted 1.66 MW (ac) solar generating facility which provides enough energy to power 325 homes and offsets carbon emissions equal to that of over 550 automobiles.

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  • Location: Minnesota
  • Project Size: 1.66 MW (ac) / 2.0 MW (dc)
  • Status: Operating
  • Commercial Operations Date: 2013
  • Expected Annual Energy Generated: 2,600 MWh
  • Number of Homes Powered Annually: 325

  • Installation Type: Fixed Tilt
  • Number of Solar Modules: 7,040
  • Module Size: 285W
  • System Voltage: 12.47kV
  • Number of Inverters: 2 – 500 kW & 2 – 333 kW