Does Xcel Make the Grade on Clean Energy for Minnesota?

On May 20, Xcel Energy released a preview of its 15-year plan for what kind of energy resources it’s going to use to keep the lights on for Minnesota. Through this summer and fall, regulators at the Public Utilities Commission will be hearing from stakeholders and ultimately making a decision on the energy path forward ...


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 ...

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 ...