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11/07/2017
Located on the sprawling, football-field-size rooftop of the Court International Building, St. Paul’s largest solar photovoltaic array is an example of an emerging clean-energy financing trend.The 430-kilowatt Court International array is one of four solar installations along University Avenue in...
10/31/2017
The Minneapolis City Council agreed Oct. 20 to subscribe to two proposed community solar gardens. The council approved 25-year agreements with two companies, Renewable Energy Partners and ReneSola, for their proposed gardens. The agreements are for up to 1 million kilowatt-hours of electricity...
10/31/2017
Two nonprofit organizations offering to save consumers money on solar panels by buying them in bulk have begun campaigns in Minnesota. Solar United Neighbors announced an expansion into Minnesota, which joins Ohio as the second Midwest state with a local office. Midwest Renewable Energy...
10/30/2017
(KMSP) – The landscape is changing on the outskirts of the Twin Cities metro area. Vast stretches of farmland are planted with semiconductors instead of crops—row upon row of steel, glass and plastic, here to stay for at least the next quarter century. “We’re on a real...
10/23/2017
The Albert Lea City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit for the construction of a new wedding barn in Albert Lea. The council authorized the facility to be on property at 504 Lake Chapeau Drive, the former site of the Sons of Norway clubhouse. The measure passed on a 6-1 vote....
10/17/2017
The Wyoming City Council voted at Oct. 3 meeting to join the Greenstep initiative. Organization Metro Clean Energy Resource Team Director Diana McKeown gave a short presentation about the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. “It is a voluntary program for cities looking at sustainability and best...
10/14/2017
MARSHALL — Minnesota GreenStep Coordinator Phillipp Muessig told 30 attendees at a GreenStep community forum Thursday that Marshall’s chapter has been top-notch in the state for efforts to paint the city green. The forum, held at the Red Baron Arena and Expo, was a prime example of “going green...
10/08/2017
Detroit Lakes’ community solar garden officially went online this past Monday, and to celebrate, the public utilities department held a ribbon cutting and ‘Clean Energy Tour’ of the community this past Tuesday. “It turned out to be a pretty nice day,” said Vernell...
10/07/2017
By day, Tim Reckmeyer of Prior Lake works for Microsoft. “I’m a technology geek,” he said. But it’s more likely you’ve seen him around because of his constant campaign for reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change. He’s a member of the Scott County chapter of Citizens’ Climate...
10/05/2017
A video competition organized by the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association and Clean Energy Resource Teams could net participants up to $1,000. The second-annual competition calls on participants to submit videos that highlight solar energy in Minnesota. MnSEIA and CERTs are holding the...

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