How Well Do Solar Panels Work In The Snow?The Twin Cities is equivalent to Houston or Tallahassee when it comes to available sunlight. That’s less than Phoenix or Denver, but more than Germany, one of the world’s solar leaders.
Nonprofits Using Community Solar To Help Veterans, FamiliesMinnesota nonprofits are turning to community solar as a tool to fight poverty.
St. John's Expands Solar FootprintLarge solar farms were relatively rare in Minnesota when the first solar panels were erected in a field near St. John's University in 2009, but much has changed in seven years.
Missouri May Soon Have Solar Panels on RoadwaysThis past session Missouri lawmakers gave permission to launch the practice on a trial basis.
Minneapolis, Xcel Energy Team Up To Go Solar At Parade Ice GardenOfficials from the city of Minneapolis unveiled their latest eco-friendly project on Thursday.
Incentive Program Helps Minn. Homeowners Go GreenWe have all heard about the benefits of solar energy, but the cost can make that transition difficult. Solar panel installation on a home in Minnesota averages between $20,000 and $40,000.
MSP Airport Throws Switch On Giant Solar FarmSunny skies at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are not just good for takeoffs and landings -- it will now mean producing electricity for the sprawling complex. A giant solar grid, comprised of 8,705 individual collector panels, is now turning sunshine into three million watts of power.
Thinking Of Going Solar? Online Calculator Compares Power CostsXcel Energy customers will be paying more for their electricity if a proposed three-year rate increase gets approved by Minnesota regulators. The utility's 9.8 percent rate hike would add about $132 to the average customer's annual power bill.
CHS Field Starts Installation Of 300 Solar PanelsWorkers started installing 300 solar panels at CHS Field Wednesday.
$250M Solar Power Project Gets OK From Minnesota RegulatorsA $250 million solar power project that's expected to become the largest of its kind in Minnesota received approval Thursday from state regulators.
How Going Solar Could Pay Off For Twin Cities HomeownersA change in state law has led to a major change in the way Minnesota rewards people who put solar panels on their homes. Instead of giving a rebate when you install, you get money for producing 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.
Colo. Holds Hearing On Xcel's Solar Panel ProposalColorado's Public Utilities Commission will be hearing from the public on Xcel Energy's plans for ensuring solar and other renewable sources remain part of the state's power mix. A key issue at Monday's public comment session is expected to be an Xcel proposal for what it calls more transparency.
Newest Habitat For Humanity House Is 'Net Zero'For those of us who face high winter heating and electric bills it seems impossible to live in a home that won't have them. And that's a very real possibility for the owners of the newest Habitat for Humanity home in north Minneapolis.
Solar Is Big Business At The Living Green ExpoThe latest in eco-friendly technology will be on display at The Living Green Expo, which opens this weekend on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.