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Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association now a formal SEIA affiliate
announced that the Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association (MnSEIA) is now a formal SEIA state affiliate. This past year, SEIA has also added state affiliate
Oct 26, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, SEIA, North America, Abigail Ross Hopper, Minnesota, MnSEIA, David Shaffer
Heliene Expands to Minnesota: 1-GW Solar Plant, 1.5-GW Cell Factory
plans to build a 1-GW solar panel and 1.5-GW solar cell manufacturing plant in Minnesota. The company already has a 700-MW solar panel campus in Mountain Iron,
Jul 25, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Canada, solar cell, solar panel, North America, heliene
Xcel Energy Proposes $3 Bn in Energy Investments in Minnesota
its proposal for the one of the largest packages of energy investments in Minnesota's background, as part of its response to the Minnesota Public Utilities
Jun 18, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Minnesota, Xcel Energy, Ben Fowke, Chris Clark
National Grid's 160-MW Solar Park Approved in Minnesota
Minnesota regulators have approved the construction of a 160-MW solar park by National Grid Renewables Development LLC in Rock County. The Elk Creek Solar project will cover 1,500 acres of land in Vienna and Magnolia townships and is expected to begin construction next spring, with commercial operations targeted for autumn 2026. Originally proposed as an 80-MW solar park, the developer decided to double the capacity and requested a permit amendment in June 2023.The project is estimated to bring in $7.6 million in tax revenues over 20 years and create up to 225 jobs during the construction phase. The positive decision from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission paves the way for National Grid to move forward with the development of the solar farm, which will contribute to the state's renewable energy goals. What are the expected economic and job benefits of the Elk Creek Solar project in Minnesota? The Elk Creek Solar project is expected to bring in $7.6 million in tax revenues over 20 years, providing a significant economic boost to Rock County, Minnesota. The construction phase of the project is estimated to create up to 225 jobs, providing employment opportunities for local residents and boosting the local economy. The development of the 160-MW solar park will contribute to Minnesota's renewable energy goals, helping the state transition to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. The project will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, leading to environmental and public health benefits for the community.
May 20, 2024 // Plants, USA, North America, Minnesota, PV Power Plant
Minnesota legislature passes $80 million omnibus renewable energy bill
Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association (MnSEIA) commemorated the passage of a historic $80 million investment in solar + energy storage incentive programs by
May 24, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Minnesota
Minnesota Power's plan for 700 MW of wind, solar additions cleared by MPUC
emissions from power supply by 2050 was unanimously approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC). Specifically, Minnesota Power's
Nov 11, 2022 // Plants, USA, North America, Minnesota Power, MPUC
Heliene opens 420-MW solar panel assembly line in Minnesota
lines, together with over 100 members of the public, U.S. senators from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar and also Tina Smith, state senators and regional media. Martin
Oct 28, 2022 // Manufacturing News, USA, solar panel, North America, Minnesota, heliene
Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure intends 40-MW Minnesota solar project
the area," said Carmine Iadarola, CEO of SolarGen. Currently, only 3% of Minnesota's electrical energy generation originates from solar. Of that generation, only
Oct 6, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Greenwood Sustainable Infrastructure, SolarGen
Nautilus Solar Energy acquires 10.4-MW Minnesota solar portfolio
as a solar garden. Situated in regions throughout the southerly half of Minnesota, they are made to generate sufficient power to power over 1,450 homes. " We
Jun 4, 2020 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Minnesota, Yumin Liu, Nautilus Solar Energy, John Ewen, ReneSola Power
Heliene to establish 400MW mono PERC module production line in Minnesota
the firm stated. It likewise got a US$ 5.5 million grant from the State of Minnesota's Renewable Development Account, which funds jobs that increase the state's
Sep 9, 2021 // Manufacturing News, USA, PV module, mono perc, North America, Minnesota, heliene
Ecofin US Renewables acquires 13.7-MW solar project in Minnesota
as begin procedures in stages beginning in the initial quarter of 2022. The Minnesota project gain from a 25-year power purchase contract (PPA) with an "financial
Sep 21, 2021 // Plants, USA, North America, PV Power Plant, Ecofin US Renewables
EDF Renewables wins permit for 200-MW solar project in Minnesota
favorable choice was provided with consentaneous assistance by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently. The approval backs the USD-256-million
Mar 15, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Minnesota, EDF Renewables, Solar Project
Greenwood, SolarGen JV to establish 40-MW PV project in Minnesota
Mazen Turk, chief executive officer of renewables financier GSI. The state of Minnesota intends to attain 10% solar generation by 2030. Presently, just 3% of its
Oct 11, 2022 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, PV project, North America, Minnesota, SolarGen, Greenwood
Solar United Neighbors launches team purchase program for Minnesota's biggest electric co-op
is a growing part of the energy mix of the future," claimed Bobby King, Minnesota State Director for Solar United Neighbors. "Connexus is among the nation's
Jan 6, 2023 // Software, USA, North America, Solar United Neighbors, Karl R. Rabago
Balancing solar with agriculture in the US Midwest
and implementing regulation became effective in July.   Like Michigan, Minnesota has agricultural land preservation programs that preclude enrolled farmers
Aug 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, Australia, Oceania, North Dakota, North America, Sara Bergan, Thomas Braun, Stoel Rives LLP