Clean Energy

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Construction of community Solar Gardens in MN has taken off in the last two years.  The number of solar gardens built in MN increased sixfold in 2017, adding enough electricity to power about 32,000 homes.  MN’s largest utility, Xcel Energy, alone plans to have over 125 solar gardens by the end of this year, producing over 450 megawatts.  By comparison, Xcel’s largest coal-fired plant in Becker, MN, 45 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, produces about 680 megawatts.

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We have the third in a series of reports and interviews about solar energy and the people who use it and build it here in northern MN. 

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The solar power industry is growing fast in Minnesota and, in different ways, it has a lot to offer residents and businesses in northern MN.  Today we have the first in a series we call “Solar Systems”.  Solar Systems will consist of reports and interviews about solar energy and the people who use it and build it in northern MN. 

The 5th Annual Bioenergy Day will be held on Wednesday October 18 starting at 9am.  The day will include tours of area organizations that using bioenergy including:

Beth Bily Scenic Range News

Wednesday, October 4 the University of MN’s Natural Resources Research Institute hosted an open house for the media at its research lab in Coleraine.  The purpose of the event was to showcase a new bio-fuels project that is the result of ten years of research into producing renewable fuels from wood chips and other plants. 

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