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08/16/2014
By Joe Froemming on Aug 16, 2014 at 4:09 p.m. BEMIDJI — Many companies say they want to make a push toward better environmental policies for their business. But for Harmony Co-Op in Bemidji, those practices are right in the company’s mission statement. The co-op unveiled its...
08/15/2014
Like many other American cities, Minneapolis hopes to continue cutting its greenhouse gas emissions over the next few years — and increasing solar PV capacity is a key part of reaching that goal. But financial incentives aren’t always enough to get local residents moving. So the city decided to...
08/14/2014
Lakeland News speaks with the Harmony Co-op about their new solar awning system, funded in part through a NW CERT seed grant award.
08/11/2014
On Aug. 5, in front of the rooftop solar array on the Minneapolis Station 19 Fire Department, Rep. Frank Hornstein stated, “Solar energy is free, clean and will help to curb climate change; there is no better investment for our future.” Also joining us were Dustin Denison, president of...
08/05/2014
If you’ve thought about solar energy, you’ve probably wondered just how much power you can get from those big cells on your rooftop. Thanks to the University of Minnesota, there’s an award-winning app for that. The MN Solar Suitability Analysis application, created as a...
07/28/2014
Seven graduate students at the University of Minnesota are looking to shine a light on the state’s sunniest spots. As part of a semester-long study ultimately aimed at boosting the state’s solar power output, the team is using a new web-based “solar suitability” tool that allows a user to easily...
07/27/2014
Where are the sunniest places in Minnesota? A team of seven graduate students at the University of Minnesota has found the answer, down to the square meter. The result is an innovative Web-based “solar suitability” tool designed to help renewable energy companies choose suitable sites for solar...
07/23/2014
In June 2013 as part of The Climate Action Plan, President Obama announced the Climate Data Initiative, an effort to encourage tech innovators to use data about climate change risks and impacts in compelling ways to help citizens, businesses, and communities makes smart choices in the face of...
07/22/2014
St. Anthony used to dump 18 water towers’ worth of storm runoff and other water into the Mississippi River each year. Then it turned around and pumped 24 towers’ worth of groundwater to sprinkle the lawns of Central Park and City Hall. “What a waste. We were just throwing it out like it was free...
07/19/2014
Representatives from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) coordinated a multi-location presentation Wednesday in Royalton, showcasing the clean energy projects and successes of the city of Royalton. The event was free and open to the public. CERTs is under the umbrella of the University of...

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