Tag: Minnesota

Minnesota Solar Panels Duke It Out With Chinese

Two Minnesota solar power manufacturers are facing off against a Chinese panel maker – and each other – in a fascinating little competition taking place on the roof of a government building in Duluth. Three 10-kilowatt systems have been installed… Read More

Takeaways From A Failed Wind Power Farm

The developers of an embattled wind project in southeastern Minnesota finally pulled the plug [last] week, telling the state on Tuesday they would no longer be pursuing the controversial project. The 78-megawatt, $179 million project was initially proposed in 2009… Read More

Community Solar Gardens Set To Sprout In Minnesota

Scott Cramer has sold offbeat, left-leaning T-shirts, political buttons and bumper stickers through his Northern Sun Merchandising company in Minneapolis for more than 30 years. These days, one of his more popular slogans has an energy theme. “It says: Whenever… Read More
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Solar Power Notches A Victory In Minnesota

By 2020, 1.5 percent of the energy that public utilities in Minnesota generate will have to come from solar. It’s estimated that this new requirement, signed into law last week by Gov. Mark Dayton, will result in a 32-fold increase… Read More
Minneapolis commercial building owners will soon have to fess up about their energy use. Image by Dusty J via Flickr.

Minneapolis Buildings To Report Energy, Water Use

Following the lead of several other major cities around the country, Minneapolis has passed an ordinance requiring all large commercial buildings in the city to report their annual energy and water use totals in an effort to raise awareness about… Read More