Stories that showcase energy savings and job creation related to clean energy projects.
About six years ago, on a cool, windy fall evening at a Mahtomedi High School soccer game, parents sat huddled together, trying to stay warm. The group thought: “Wouldn’t it be great to produce something positive from the cool breezes—perhaps harvest the wind to produce clean energy and show our commitment to the environment?” Read the full story here.
Moorhead municipal utility models clean energy solutions
If you’re going to be a clean energy advocate, you’ve got to walk the walk. And that’s just what Moorhead Public Service (MPS), the municipal electric utility for Moorhead, Minn., has done. Read the full story here.
Solar: Hot Water for Apartments
The Wellstone Apartments in Minneapolis installed a solar hot water system with help from the Minnesota Solar Hot Water Rebate Program.
Tribe Combines Solar and Weatherization
A renewable energy grant helped provide solar energy to a residence at Fond du Lac Reservation and break the “renewable energy divide.”
State Solar Electric Rebate Program Reaches Out to Businesses
The State Solar Electric Rebate Program provided the incentive for a Redwood Falls, Minn., business to install a 5.52 kW solar electric system. More than 260 residences and businesses took advantage of the $2.5 million ARRA-funded program.
Piragis is Solar Powered
Piragis Northwoods Co. of Ely took advantage of state rebates to install solar electric and solar hot water systems. Piragis serves as a clean-energy model for its community.
Solar Pioneer Touts Conservation
A Minneapolis resident was an early adopter of solar energy who measures his payback more in reducing his carbon footprint than in increasing his financial benefit.