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New Report Touts Benefits of Community Solar in Minnesota

A report released by the Institute for Local Self Reliance, Vote Solar and the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association finds that community solar is bringing big benefits to Minnesota. Minnesota is the national leader in community solar, with 208 projects around the state producing enough power for 100,000 typical homes. Minnesota is currently home to ...

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MN 100% Clean Energy Bill Clears House, Advances to Senate

Late this evening, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed an omnibus energy and economic development bill HF 2208, which puts the state on a path to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050 and expands opportunities for low-income families and rural communities to participate in the state’s successful community solar program. The bill, which passed the ...


Net Metering

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MN Value of Solar Process Confirms that Net Metering is A Fair Deal

Last week the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved a first-ever statewide value of solar methodology. Some are proposing that this process be more widely used to establish Value of Solar Tariffs (VOST) as an alternative to tried-and-true net metering. Full disclosure: I admit it – I’m a net metering geek. The policy adopted by nearly ...