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The Milan Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) was developed to expand energy conservation resources available to the Greater Milan Community.
Case Studies
In 2005, students in Winona Senior High School’s environmental club were eager to start a project at their school that would be good for the environment, as well as fun and educational. They were tired of simply talking about cool technologies like wind and solar power and wanted to take action.
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Happy campers abound now that a solar hot water system has been constructed on the roof of Recreation Park’s new shower house! Don Grant, a leader of the project explains: “The panels have eliminated complaints about losing hot water in the bathhouse. In the past, complaints were common during the 4th of July and the local Fisherman’s Picnic (...
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In 2004, a group of clean energy supporters brought the idea of installing solar panels at the Two Harbors High School to the district’s school board. Initially, little support was shown and the idea was put on the back burner for about four years. After the school board elected new members there was more enthusiasm for the project.
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What began as a daunting project three years ago has recently produced successful results. In 2009 the armory in Park Rapids, MN was unusable and considered a threat to the environmental health of the city and its inhabitants. Today it acts as a model for energy efficient technologies and responsible community development.
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The City of Rogers, Minnesota has worked hard to encourage efficiency, reduce pollution, and save money with a variety of programs through its public works department. The Rogers Activity Center (RAC) is the second largest city building in Rogers and uses the most energy per square foot. Even though the building is relatively new—it was built in...
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Starting on Earth Day, 2012, two Minnesota families are facing off to see who can save more energy at home, and they’re not doing it alone. They’re depending on people like you to join their teams and take action! Your energy-saving efforts earn points for your team, and the team with the most points on Earth Day 2013 wins!
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Hear a teacher, a homeowner, and a business owner talk about their solar projects! About the event: 99 people gathered in Woodbury, MN on March 1, 2012 for a free workshop to learn the basics about solar energy, hear from a panel of homeowners and businesses that have installed solar projects, find out about incentives and rebates for installing solar...
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This video introduces energy audits and the benefits they provide. Audits can be done for any type of farm. Ask your electric utility about energy audits they provide or auditors they recommend.
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February is not only the start of the semester at Macalester College, but also the campus’ energy-themed month. Suzanne Savanick Hansen and her crew of sustainability students hit the ground running this winter with workshops and a host of new resources for the campus community.
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