St. Paul Public Housing first agency of its kind in U.S. to be 100% solar powered

This excerpt is from a recent article by Nick Williams in the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal.

A year-long project to connect ten public housing high-rises in Saint Paul to a community solar garden is nearly complete. When complete, the St. Paul Public Housing Agency will become the first public housing organization in the U.S. to completely offset electrical consumption with solar energy, according to St. Paul housing officials.

“We blazed the trail,” said Louise Seeba, general counsel for the organization. Subscribing to the solar energy garden will save the PHA $130,000 per year, and $3 million over the length of a 25-year contract with Edina-based Geronimo Energy.

To learn more, read the full article from the Business Journal, check out a press release from St. Paul PHA, or see an article from Midwest Energy News.