Energy

According to a recent American Council for and Energy-Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) report, Minneapolis ranks in the Top 10 most energy efficient cities in the U.S. (of 51 cities scored). Minneapolis is number seven, after Boston, New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago. Read More
On March 30, Minneapolis-based solar energy developer MN Community Solar announced plans to install a community solar garden in Clear Lake, outside of St. Cloud. The garden will be hosted by TJ Farms of Becker, MN, on a parcel of land previously used to grow potatoes, but which more recently has not been put to productive use. Read More
This year, Bloomington plays host to a new annual event for the energy community: the Midwest Gateway to Solar symposium. Held Nov. Read More


For most businesses, energy is just another expense. But new rules and falling costs for solar energy may shift how Minnesota businesses think about their rooftops and energy bills.
 
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Photo from the University of St. Thomas' Facebook page.

This week the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering announced that they have received a $1.5 million grant from Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund to build a Microgrid Research and Testing center. Read More
On March 7, the Solar Powering Minnesota Conference will educate companies and communities on growing solar power in Minnesota. The day-long conference, held in St. Read More