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MN Solar Goes Big with Changes to Incentive Programs

MN Solar Goes Big with Changes to Incentive Programs

The state’s solar industry thinks the change could spur new development and maybe attract out-of-state companies. Minnesota solar industry leaders are hopeful recent changes to two utility incentive programs will bring new commercial development to the state. State lawmakers doubled the size limit for Xcel Energy’s Solar Rewards program to include projects up to 40… READ MORE

Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

Xcel Energy has hopes for wind and solar projects with battery storage

JANUARY 19, 2018 – Mike Hughlett An Xcel Energy proposal that attracted a multitude of low-cost bids to develop wind and solar projects in Colorado that include battery storage is raising hopes that the concept could become more widespread, including in ­Minnesota. Wind and solar farms can produce electricity only ­intermittently, and industrial-scale batteries are… READ MORE

Solar Means Business 2015: Top U.S. Corporate Solar Users

Solar Means Business 2015: Top U.S. Corporate Solar Users

Download Report More of America’s businesses are choosing to install solar than ever before. Walmart once again took the top spot among America’s businesses in the electric generation capacity of its solar investments and number of solar projects. The big box retailer, based in Bentonville, Ark., boasts a robust 142 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic… READ MORE