Credit Unions Can Help Homeowners Get Closer to Their Green Goals

April 22, 2021
A Proud CU Green Partner

For Earth Day, April 22, 2021, the Minnesota Credit Union Network is reminding consumers that credit unions offer loans and resources for homeowners to utilize rooftop solar energy to produce sustainable electricity.

The website is a cooperative effort of Minnesota Credit Union Network, Hiway Credit Union and Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union. CU Green is an innovative clean energy lending platform, developed to make clean energy accessible to more Minnesotans.

“Minnesota’s credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives owned by and operated for the benefit of their members and are committed to improving their communities. That combination makes Minnesota’s credit unions the perfect fit for helping people reduce their carbon footprint.” said Mark Cummins, President and CEO of MnCUN, the state’s trade association for credit unions. 

The website features information about the benefits of home solar systems and can help consumers determine if the option will work for their home. In addition, the site provides tools to estimate energy cost savings and provides referrals for credit union financing options and trusted installers. 


Launched as a partnership with top economic development leaders and two founding credit unions, we’re CU Green™ - the clean energy lending platform of the Minnesota Credit Union Network. CU Green is an innovative clean energy lending platform, developed to make clean energy accessible to more Minnesotans through educational resources, loans and investment options.

About MnCUN

The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth, and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $30 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve nearly 1.9 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state. As not-for-profit institutions, credit unions give back to the communities they serve. For more information, visit

Based in St. Paul, Minn., Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Established in 1930, Affinity Plus has 30 branches located throughout Minnesota and is owned by more than 250,000 members. Affinity Plus has more than $4 billion in assets. Additional information is available at or by calling (800) 322-7228.