A county building in Duluth, Minn., gets three 10 kilowatt systems, two homegrown and one from China, in a test of solar in the northland.
The developers of an embattled wind project in southeastern Minnesota finally pulled the plug after numerous issues.
Xcel announces another big wind play, this one in the Upper Midwest, where it says wind “offers lower costs than other possible resources.”
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill recently requiring the state’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, to establish a community solar gardens program early next year.
Minnesota enacts a 1.5 percent solar requirement and makes several other moves that advocates say could boost clean energy.
The City of Lakes’ ordinance requires commercial buildings to report annual energy and water use in an effort to raise ecological awareness via market forces.
Midwest Energy News reports on how this could be a good year for major solar energy legislation in Minnesota.