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.
St. Louis Park Renews Program To Help Homeowners, Businesses Switch To Solar PowerOn this Earth Day, how one local suburb is helping homeowners make the change to solar power.
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.
North Minneapolis' Shiloh Temple Part Of Growing Trend Of Community Solar ProvidersLarger than home rooftop systems but smaller than utility-scale complexes, community solar providers are located atop buildings, or on abandoned factory grounds and farms. Individuals or companies subscribe to portions of energy sent to the grid and get credits that reduce their electricity bills.
'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.
Study: Minnesota Could See Huge Growth In Solar, Wind Power Without Costing TaxpayersA new report predicts that by 2050 solar and wind power can account for 70 percent of Minnesota’s energy needs, and do so at costs comparable to new natural gas generation.
Twin Cities Apartment Project Seeks To Be Solar PioneerA Twin Cities developer who recently completed one of Minnesota's largest residential solar energy projects hopes that it serves as a model for future multi-family developments.
Canadian Co. Reboots Iron Range Solar Panel FactoryA Canadian company is restarting production in a once shuttered northern Minnesota solar panel manufacturing plant.
Report: Minnesota's Clean Energy Economy Is BoomingLt. Gov. Tina Smith said in a statement that the report’s findings are "further proof" that renewable energy is good for the state’s economy, health and environment.
Solar Energy Is Big In Minnesota, So How Will The Eclipse Affect Our Power?Renewable energy sources, like wind and solar, now account for 22 percent of the power Minnesotans consume. It's a growing industry, but it's also a new industry that comes with some unusual questions.
Northeast Minneapolis Brewery Going Solar With BeerInsight Brewing in northeast Minneapolis will be Minnesota's first brewery to offset 120 percent of its energy usage with solar power.
Xcel, Other US Utilities Seek Solar As Trump Sides With Coal, Fossil FuelsThe plunging cost of solar power is leading U.S. electric companies to capture more of the sun just when President Donald Trump is moving to boost coal and other fossil fuels.
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.
Construction Completed On The Largest Solar Grid In The MidwestMinnesota is now home to the largest solar energy facility in the Midwest.
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.