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During the past 18 months, Winona, Houston, Fillmore, and Olmsted County Boards have all approved agreements making a new Minnesota financing tool called Property-Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, available throughout the region. This program will advance adoption of energy efficiency for buildings...
Businesses and non-profit organizations in Houston County and Spring Grove, looking to upgrade their facilities to be more energy efficient and to use clean energy, might now have help with financing those projects. A Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program meeting was held on Tuesday, Sept...
Maplewood’s local government has already shown their support for solar energy through the solar panels fixed atop the community center roof, mounted on the ground near City Hall and installed as the awning at the Maplewood Nature Center. The local government also adopted a renewable energy...
New Hope has earned high rankings with the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. Watch the video below to learn more. Click here to watch on Channel 12’s website >>
City joins others to subscribe to solar farms Inver Grove Heights is joining other metro cities in subscribing to solar farms. By joining the other 21 cities, Inver Grove Heights is moving forward with plans to use and promote clean energy. “It’s kind of a responsibility of all of us in taking...
A new solar installation added to the parking garage roof of a Twin Cities apartment building the largest investment in renewable energy at a multi-family housing site in Minnesota. The 148 kilowatt (kW) project at CityVue Apartments in Eagan sits a top a parking lot next to the 11-story, 113...
Area residents interested in solar energy but are unable to have their own solar panels have an alternative with solar panel gardens. At an Aug. 30 workshop devoted to discussing solar energy, Region Nine Renewable Energy Task Force and Clean Energy Resource Team informed the attendees about...
Cities look for savings, use of clean energy Falcon Heights City Hall has solar panels on its roof and in the past couple of years the city changed its code to make it easier for residents to install solar. Now, the suburb, along with 21 other cities, has bought a subscription to planned metro...
Metropolitan Council leaders joined local elected officials and staff from around the region Tuesday to celebrate a partnership advancing one of the state’s largest expansions of solar energy. Earlier this year, the Metropolitan Council led an effort with a number of entities, including Hennepin...
Back in January, the Houston County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement making a new Minnesota financing tool called Property-Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, available throughout Houston County. This program will advance adoption of energy efficiency for buildings and renewable energy for...



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