The energy savings alone from the project would, according to one estimate from Xcel Energy, power 1,235 average residential homes, a population greater than many Minnesota communities.
Illinois lawmakers have adopted new interconnection standards that will make the solar siting and installation process significantly quicker and cheaper, clean energy advocates and utilities say.
In a time when hundreds of megawatts of large solar projects are underway in Minnesota, a new report suggests that smaller-scale solar projects could be just as good at delivering low-cost electricity.
Minnesota regulators appear set to approve a 15-year plan by Xcel Energy that will close two of state’s biggest coal-burning units and develop a large portfolio of renewable energy.
While Minnesota utilities continue to turn away from coal, the industry still has its champions in the state – with one group funded largely by North Dakota taxpayers and coal companies.
Six Midwestern cities are among 22 communities nationwide that were commended on Monday for taking innovative approaches to streamlining solar development.
A new state “community power” mapping tool released this month gives policymakers and activists a national scorecard on state and local clean energy initiatives.
A new advocacy group has begun working on behalf of Minnesota ratepayers to hold down utility charges while also promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This month customers of CenterPoint Energy in Minneapolis will see a small increase on their utility bills that will have nothing to do with their direct energy consumption.
A Minnesota apartment management company is installing more than 500 kW of solar on its properties this year alone.