St. Olaf College, located in southeast Minnesota, is taking energy matters into their own hands and making the leap toward 100% renewable energy. This great feat has taken commendable initiative in order to completely relinquish dependence on non-renewable electricity sources.
According to Pete Sandberg, St. Olaf Assistant Vice President for Facilities, “The role we’re playing in bringing more renewable energy resources online is something we can all be proud of.”
Accompanying the wind turbine located on campus, the school of about 3,000 students has allocated acreage of College-owned land toward the implementation of five one-megawatt Community Solar Gardens. This combined with subscriptions to other community solar gardens and Xcel Energy’s Windsource program is all coming together to make the College’s carbon-neutral dream a reality!