Solar Electric (PV) Installation Video
The Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency created this short video highlighting the installation of a solar electric system on a home in Golden Valley, Minnesota. The installation was made possible through the Made in Minnesota solar production incentive program.
MSP Airport plans to build state's largest solar power project (startribune.com)
The $25.4 million project, announced Thursday at an airport news conference that included Gov. Mark Dayton and explorer and climate activist Will Steger, is expected to generate nearly 20 percent of the airport’s electricity after its completion in the fall of 2015.
Presentation to the Northfield Climate Summit 2014 (.pdf)
An overview of energy efficiency strategies and the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program.
Xcel ratepayers underwrite major solar push in Minnesota (startribune.com)
State utility regulators have approved $42 million in Xcel Energy Inc. grants for renewable energy generation and research projects. The largest share of the money, 42 percent, is slated for 16 solar-electric generating projects across the state.
Renewable energy projects that won Xcel Energy grants (startribune.com)
Twenty energy projects, mostly large solar power arrays, have been awarded $26.5 million in the latest round of grants form the Xcel Energy Renewable Development Fund.
The projects highlighted in red have been selected for funding, while those highlighted in black are wait listed. Projects not included on the list were not selected to participate in the lottery. All project applicants, host customers and installers will receive an email and all host customers will receive a USPS letter confirming the results.
January 16, 2014