Alternative Energy

Xcel Energy Introduces New Alternatives Energy ProgramXcel Energy has proposed a new alternatives energy program. It would allow Minnesota customers to get 100 percent of their electricity from the wind and sun.
Xcel Energy Plans To Retire 2 Of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco UnitsXcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker.
Metro Transit Installs Solar Panels On Bus GaragesA lot of people try to be more energy efficient by using mass transit. Now, mass transit is turning to solar power to match that commitment.
Minneapolis Company Hosts 'Solar Cookoff' Using Sun-Powered OvensA Twin Cities company is using food to teach people about solar energy. On Saturday, Applied Energy Innovations rolled a solar oven onto the sidewalk, and held a cook-off to demonstrate its power.
This Minn. Farm Is Bringing Solar Power To Its CommunityA Minnesota farm is helping people power their homes and businesses with solar energy without having to put panels on their roof. Eichten's Cheese Farm in Chisago County is about to become one of Minnesota's biggest community solar gardens.
New Minn. Solar Law Boost To Fledgling IndustryA new Minnesota law requiring investor-owned utilities to get more of their electricity from solar power by the year 2020 means farms like the one Doug and Jane Popp own near Royalton are likely to become a more common sight. The Popps' grain bin is powered by a 10-kilowatt solar array, helping to reduce their electric bill.
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