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Stearns Electric Solar Panels (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Stearns Electric Solar Panels (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Cold Spring To Add Solar Garden, Cold Spring Bakery First To Sign Up For Service

A community solar garden is coming to Cold Spring within the next year. SunShare will be building the city a 5 Megawatt solar garden about 5 miles north of ROCORI High School.

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Stearns Electric District Manager Dave Gruenes talks about their new Community Solar Project. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Stearns Electric District Manager Dave Gruenes talks about their new Community Solar Project. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Stearns Electric Taps Into Renewable Energy With Community Solar Project

A local electric company is now providing their customers with renewable energy as part of their community solar project. Stearns Electric has built 50, 410 watt solar panels that will produce a total of 20.5 Kilowatts of renewable energy for their members to buy.

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Cold Spring Welcome Sign (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Cold Spring Welcome Sign (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Cold Spring Looking At Possibility of Solar Energy Farm

A discussion about bringing a solar farm to Cold Spring was brought before the city council during tonight's (Tuesday) meeting. Public Works Director Paul Hoeschen brought the idea to the council as a way to provide better energy use for the wastewater treatment facility.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Sartell Talks About Adding A Solar Garden To City

Sartell officials are contemplating the idea of adding a solar garden within the city. A presentation was giving during tonight's (Monday) city council meeting by representatives of SolarStone to discuss the possibility of leasing city owned property for the use of the solar garden.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Solar Manufacturer Locating in Minneapolis

A solar panel manufacturer based in Washington state is planning to open a plant in south Minneapolis early next year.

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Minnesota Agency, Power Companies Attack Solar Plan

State energy officials are joining with power companies to try to derail a proposed $250 million solar energy project in Minnesota. Edina-based Geronimo Energy plans to build about 20 large solar power arrays to meet future electricity needs of Xcel Energy customers.

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New Minnesota Solar Law Boost to Fledgling Industry

A new Minnesota law requires investor-owned utilities like Xcel Energy to generate more electricity from solar power could mean opportunities for home and business owners willing to mount panels on their property.

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