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Solar air heat is often one of the most cost competitive solar technologies available in colder climates, and Solar water heating is up to 70% efficient in converting the sun’s energy into usable heat. Download this factsheet to learn more about both...
This report examines nine community solar projects, what’s made them possible, and barriers that remain. The importance of community solar and its potential future role in expanding solar power ownership is underscored by data on solar PV potential...
Solar Energy Systems for Small Commercial Businesses is a guide to assessing, investigating, and contracting for solar energy systems for smaller commercial businesses. Small commercial businesses in Minnesota frequently have both interest in and...
USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program provides assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for a wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, including solar PV and solar thermal projects. This factsheet offers...
When you’re interested in planning a solar energy project, knowing the basic steps can take a lot of the confusion out of the process. This factsheet walks you through six steps to planning a farm or business solar project: Get educated Start...
Have you been looking for a guide that provides simple steps to installing a solar project on your home or business, or in your community? This two-page primer walks you through the steps you need to take to begin powering your life with solar energy....
Solar-Powered Electric Fences for Farms and Ranches: Electric fencing can be powered by solar photovoltaic energy, perfect for temporary, portable, or remote applications. Solar-Powered Water Pumps for Farms and Ranches: Solar photovoltaic-powered water...
The Rural Minnesota Solar Initiative is a resource to help farmers and small business owners learn more about how solar can work for them, and provide the needed assistance to catalyze projects. Why here?...
Handout for the City of Saint Paul Solar and Energy Efficiency Tour on July 26th, gives an overview of each of the systems that were part of the tour. Includes information on the following solar arrays: District Energy solar thermal: 144 panels...
By Kandiyohi County and City of Willmar Economic Development Commission, Financial support from CERTs, among others (2007). Most everything you need to know about getting a small wind project on the ground in Kandiyohi County, MN is contained in this...

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