Post Tagged with: "Minnesota"

RPCS, Knobelsdorff Electric partner on 17-MW portfolio in Minnesota

RPCS, Knobelsdorff Electric partner on 17-MW portfolio in Minnesota

September 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

RP Construction Services, Inc. and Knobelsdorff announced a 2020 partnership to supply 14 communities throughout the state of Minnesota with solar energy. Included in the 2020 pipeline (a total of 17 MWdc) is the 1.2-MWdc Silver Lake project, which will be the very first solar array utilizing a combination of AP Alternatives’ groundRead More

Wavy ribbons of tilted panels run the length of the MoZaic East building in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood. Photo by Katherine Jossi

This commercial solar project blends public art, on-site generation in Minneapolis’ Uptown

August 24, 2020 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

From Energy News Network: MoZaic East’s developers worked with artists, engineers, designers and architects to create an 8-story, block-long solar installation unlike any other that now overlooks Minneapolis’ busy Uptown neighborhood. Wavy ribbons of tilted panels, each colored in checkerboard patterns of gray and purple, run the length of theRead More

Win for clean energy: Minnesota PUC orders Xcel to provide more detail in HCA report

Win for clean energy: Minnesota PUC orders Xcel to provide more detail in HCA report

August 19, 2020 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

Two weeks ago, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission ordered Xcel to make several changes to its 2020 Hosting Capacity Analysis (HCA) report, which it will file in early November. Whereas previous HCA maps from Xcel aggregated all the results and blurred out a lot of detail, future HCAs will showRead More

Excelsior Energy Capital continues to build its Minnesota solar portfolio with five more ground-mount sites

Excelsior Energy Capital continues to build its Minnesota solar portfolio with five more ground-mount sites

May 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

North American renewable energy investor Excelsior Energy Capital acquired five more Minnesota ground-mount solar projects from development partner Nokomis Energy this week. The Kingfield Portfolio, located across Southern Minnesota, totals 6.3 MWDC and brings Excelsior’s total portfolio of ground-mount solar projects in Minnesota to 21.6 MWDC, all as part ofRead More

Solar installers in Minnesota are deemed essential and continue to find work

Solar installers in Minnesota are deemed essential and continue to find work

April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

From the Energy News Network: Minnesota solar installers say they have been able to continue work on rooftops with only limited disruptions so far from the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz’s emergency executive order requiring Minnesota residents to stay at home permits some businesses to stay open, including those inRead More

This new building code in Minnesota is going to hurt its residential solar market

This new building code in Minnesota is going to hurt its residential solar market

April 2, 2020 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

From Energy News Network: In Minnesota, an industry group says the rules will shrink available space for solar panels by at least 20%. New safety regulations taking effect today in Minnesota are expected to reduce the size of residential solar installations by at least 20%, industry officials say. Under theRead More

COVID-19 response: Minnesota solar industry pushing for incentive extensions

COVID-19 response: Minnesota solar industry pushing for incentive extensions

March 26, 2020 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Via ENN: An industry group had already been pushing for an extension of a popular solar incentive program set to end in 2021. Faced with a potential economic catastrophe from the coronavirus pandemic, Minnesota’s solar industry wants lawmakers to increase the budget for a solar program funded by Xcel Energy.Read More

Minnesota House passes bill for 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050

Minnesota House passes bill for 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050

April 26, 2019 at 6:45 pm Comments are Disabled

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill which places the state on a path to 100% carbon-free electricity by the year 2050. This bill will expand opportunities for low-income families and rural communities to participate in the state’s successful community solar programs. SunShare’s CEO, David Amster-Olszewski, who has helpedRead More

Geronimo Energy celebrating another community solar install in Minnesota.

Minnesota approves 1.5 center adder for residential community solar subscribers — is it enough?

October 15, 2018 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

Minnesota has cemented its status as the community solar state, but a design flaw in its program design has left many in the community not benefiting much from the abundance in capacity — namely, homeowners. Last week the Minnesota Public Utility took action to try and change that, voting unanimouslyRead More

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

May 8, 2017 at 8:35 am 2 comments

You’ve probably heard, but more solar is being installed than ever before. As the cost of solar dropped the last decade, the economic case in areas of the country with high electricity prices was simple. This isn’t the case in the Midwest, where energy costs are lower, which keeps everyoneRead More