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11/03/2015
Chris and Paul Meyer in front of the solar array on their home in Winona, Minnesota. Last year Chris Meyer gathered around 15 people and created an ad-hoc group in the southeast Minnesota town of Winona to either create a local solar garden or attract a developer to the area. The organization...
11/03/2015
Mark Dickinson knew a good deal when he saw one. As the manager of the Becketwood senior housing cooperative in Minneapolis, he was approached by SunEdison earlier this year to buy a subscription to a “community solar garden” and he quickly determined the contract offered plenty of advantages....
11/02/2015
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Xcel Energy customers will be paying more for their electricity if a proposed three-year rate increase gets approved by Minnesota regulators. The utility’s 9.8 percent rate hike would add about $132 to the average customer’s annual power bill. That’s a main reason...
10/28/2015
You almost need a program to keep track of all the clean energy projects going on in the Northland these days. Work continues on the 2025 Action Plan, the Georgetown University Energy Prize Competition and the Arrowhead Energy Cooperative just opened a solar garden for its customers. Luckily,...
10/27/2015
If the whole concept of community solar gardens is still a little fuzzy for you, Tri-County Electric Cooperative and the Minnesota Clean Energy Resources Teams have the answers and a tour of a community solar garden where you can watch renewable energy growing in Minnesota. Tri-County Electric...
10/21/2015
Clean energy is a central part of everyday life, from the thermostats in houses to the outlets in work and school environments. To bring awareness of efficient energy to the University of Minnesota, the Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management Student Association (ESA) invited four experts...
10/15/2015
Lyon-Lincoln Electric Coop Lineman Dan Tutt installs an LED Street Light in Russell, Minn., in 2014. More cities are saving money and improving night lighting with LEDs, In this project, by a rural power cooperative, 102 streetlights were changed. On Thursday, Xcel Energy, the state’s...
09/28/2015
NEW LONDON — Power customers can learn about opportunities to save money on their energy bills, support clean energy and launch clean energy projects during a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday in the New London Little Theatre. Representatives of Kandiyohi Power, Willmar Municipal Utilities,...
09/22/2015
BEMIDJI — While solar panels absorb rays from the sun today at Harmony Foods Cooperative, its staff and customers will be celebrating a grant that it was recently awarded, which will aid the grocery and wellness store with its renewable energy project. The project, which was to add solar...
09/13/2015
You’d be hard pressed to find a better location for a university with an environmental emphasis in its mission. Poised on the shores of Lake Bemidji, nestled in the northwoods, BSU has long been committed to environmental protection. In the past 40 years, BSU has engaged with many...

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