Hopkins Junior High Students Send Solar Energy To Kenyan Villages In NeedOn Friday, 60 students at Hopkins West Junior High learned just how powerful the sun can be.
AG Ellison Sues 4 Solar Power Sales Companies, Alleging They're Scamming MinnesotansEllison says the Utah-based companies used deceptive and predatory practices to sell homeowners residential solar panels that cost far more than they should have.
Council Clears Way For Solar Array At RefineryFlint Hills owns the refinery as well as the property where the solar project would be located. The company will decide whether to move ahead with the 45-megawatt project in the coming weeks.
Solar Advocates Tout Multiple Benefits, Opportunities To Diversify Crop ProductionResearchers are growing silflower at nine solar installations in the Minneapolis area, testing its potential as an oilseed crop. The deep-rooted perennial also offers forage for livestock and desperately needed habitat for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
'We've Seen Really Booming Interest': Work From Home Has More Homeowners Making The Switch To SolarLots of things have changed at Brian Anderson’s Plymouth home. He had to quickly set up an in-home office for his work with Medtronic. On the outside, he decided to install solar panels and use the sun to energize his home. He can make his own energy, and share any extra.
Where Does Minnesota's Power Come From?Minnesota's biggest electric utilities - Xcel Energy and Minnesota Power - have pledged to go carbon-free by 2050.
MN Homeowners, Solar Groups Back Solar Panel BillJonathan Edmonson had plans to put a 16-kilowatt solar array on the roof of his suburban Minneapolis home, covering its dark blue roof with sleek black panels.
Take A Tour Of Solar-Powered Twin Cities HomesIf you ever thought about going solar, this weekend is a perfect time to figure it out.
'A Smart Choice': Brooklyn Park Completes Minnesota's Largest Solar ProjectA north metro community just completed the largest solar project of any city in Minnesota -- and the project didn't cost taxpayers any money.
9 New Solar Sites To Reduce Carbon Footprint At The 'U'The director of sustainability for the University says the school has actually made money on its carbon reduction initiatives. He said this particular project will pay off as well.
Minn. Prison Program Prepares Inmates For Solar JobsA growing demand for clean energy employees led the Minnesota Department of Corrections earlier this year to offer a solar installation course to two classes of inmates prior to their release dates.
Co-Ops Add Competition To Solar Energy MarketSolar energy is getting more popular in Minnesota, and so are the ways consumers pay for it.
How Do Community Solar Gardens Work? If you’ve seen lots of solar panels pop up on Minnesota farms over the last two years, there’s a good chance it’s a community solar garden. They are blooming across Minnesota, especially in exurban areas like Dakota, Goodhue and Chisago counties.
Xcel Offering Homeowners Green Energy OpportunitiesXcel Energy is now offering up some new opportunities for people to power their homes using wind and solar energy.
Report: Minnesota's Solar Energy Capacity Made Great Strides In 2016Minnesota's solar energy capacity made great strides in the last year and state officials don't expect the pace of growth to slow down.