Partnering with Local People.
National Renewable Solutions, LLC (“NRS”) is a wind and solar utility-scale renewable energy development company founded in 2011 based in Wayzata, Minnesota. NRS' focus to date has been on completing the pre-construction development activities and negotiating the off-take/hedge agreements required to build large-scale (i.e. 50 to 300MW) renewable energy generation projects. NRS develops projects from inception, investing the necessary capital and resources to get a project to the point of construction ready. Our history of developing over 800MWs of operating projects demonstrates a strong track record and has positioned us well for developing an attractive pipeline of renewable projects.
Our mission is to develop utility scale renewable energy projects nationwide utilizing an efficient and purposeful operating budget, primarily in partnership with rural communities.
As a leading developer of utility scale community projects, our vision is to revitalize rural economies by promoting investment in domestic renewable energy resources. Our projects create shared ownership, a meaningful voice and significant economic value for communities.
We are committed to building clean, efficient energy generation plants and products for our country and the world’s future.
We build all our projects in active partnership with area landowners, sharing the ownership and profits with landowners and area residents, enhancing the local economic impact.
We believe strongly in incorporating technology, collaboration and innovation in our projects to improve their value and efficiency.
We believe in the prudent use of financial and government incentives, but we are striving to build projects that will be cost-competitive with fossil generation without incentives, and that will offer the added value of promoting a clean environment.
With our roots in community development and venture capitalism, we couldn’t imagine developing renewable energy projects without both of these elements at the heart of what we do. In fact, our entre into the business was through a group of farmers in rural Minnesota. They were being inundated with corporate developers seeking to sign their land up through a 50-year wind lease. They said it just didn’t feel right to commit not only their rights, but also their heir’s rights, for such a long period of time to a company that they have no ties to at all.
And so the question was asked, “What if the community takes part in the project company – after all, won’t the project be built in the community?”
In the summer of 2004, Jeffers Wind Energy Center was established. This 50 MW wind project was ultimately sold to a large corporate power producer and has been operating since 2008. These landowners participated financially in both the sale of the project and in annual turbine revenues still being generated today.
National Renewable Solutions has maintained its focus on the community development model and has a proven successful development history of approximately 800 MW, and currently manages over 1,200 MW of renewable energy “development-stage” projects in six states.
Our efficient and highly credible staff has distinct expertise ranging from project finance, resource assessment, and real estate, to interconnection and transmission planning, GIS, permitting and environmental mitigation for a variety of renewable resources – such as wind, solar and hydrogen production. We take pride in our ability to run our company and the projects we manage as efficiently and creatively as possible, so as to maximize the value of these assets.
Because after all, these projects are being developed to maximize the value of the community in which they’re built.
Developer of Utility Scale, Community Owned,
Clean Energy Projects
SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
GRADY WIND ENERGY CENTER
Curry County, NM
Contracted and sold to a large IPP
Expected COD 2018
BROADVIEW ENERGY PRIME
(now Brahms Wind)
Curry County, NM
Contracted with Farmers Electric Cooperative Inc & Western Farmers Electric Cooperative
Sold to BayWa r.e.
COD February 2014
LUVERNE WIND FARM NORTH FIELD
Steele County, ND
Sold to Otter Tail Power Company
COD September 2009
JEFFERS WIND ENERGY CENTER
Cottonwood County, MN
Contracted with Xcel Energy
Sold to Edison Mission
COD in 2008