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04/06/2014
WILLMAR, Minn. – Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) can greatly reduce the number of bulbs a livestock or grain farmer has to change. Switching to LEDs or CFLs means many less trips up a ladder and reaching at unusual angles to budge a bulb loose and put in a...
04/03/2014
Waseca County could soon be home to a new source of renewable energy. The Public Utilities Commission on March 27 gave the green light for a proposal from Edina-based Geronimo Energy to build 20 large solar power arrays across the state, including one just outside of Waseca city limits set to be...
04/03/2014
Solar panels, vegetation and buzzing bees could all appear on Southeast Como roofs this summer. The Southeast Como Improvement Association received a $3,000 grant from Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, to survey all of the unused flat roof space in the neighborhood and Mid-City Industrial...
04/01/2014
The market for vegetables grown by greenhouse producers appears poised to grow as consumer demand for fresh produce continues to climb. But how to sustain such enterprises, in cold-weather climates has been, for the most part, an impractical and near-impossible business challenge. However, that...
03/25/2014
Coon Rapids has joined the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program to boost its sustainability and quality of life efforts. The decision by the Coon Rapids City Council to become part of this free, voluntary program came following a recommendation of the Coon Rapids Sustainability Commission and a...
03/24/2014
WILLMAR –– Turkey farmers looking for ways to trim expenses learned about potential savings by using LED lights in their barns during a recent seminar in Willmar. About 60 people, including local and regional turkey producers, attended the event. Sponsored by West Central Clean Energy Resource...
03/23/2014
Aftter this past winter we’re all still trying to climb out of, who’s not thinking of how to save a little money on heating costs? Well, the Central Clean Energy Resource Team can help with education and options. On Wednesday, various speakers will be presenting ways to keep your house warmer...
03/07/2014
Minnesota can expect exponential growth in solar power over the next seven years under the state’s new energy law, a state Commerce Department official said Friday. “There has been a real ramping up of solar deployment in this state and we expect to see that increase by a great deal,...
03/07/2014
This year’s solar energy incentive program is over-subscribed, providing more evidence of the state’s strong interest in expanding solar energy, state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said Friday. The Made in Minnesota incentive program helps homeowners and businesses install solar...
03/03/2014
NEW LONDON — What may be the best classroom ever built comes with a floor of stones, welded furniture and plenty of dirt. What the students of the New London-Spicer High School learn in their new, passive solar greenhouse could matter to all of Kandiyohi County. Arvind Auluck-Wilson’s...

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