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Minnesota Solar Challenge workshop set for St. Paul on Feb. 6

The series of Minnesota Solar Challenge best practices workshops continues on Feb. 6 from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust in St. Paul. The workshop is geared to inform local government officials about solar energy best practices in planning, zoning, and permitting, as well as the free assistance offered by the Minnesota Solar Challenge.

The workshop will review the rapidly evolving world of community-scale solar energy markets, technologies, and regulation, with a special emphasis on addressing renewable energy resources in plans, development regulation and building code permitting. Find more workshop information and register online. Or contact Catherine Dubbe at GTS Educational Events at or 651-222-7409, ext. 200.

The Minnesota Solar Challenge provides free technical assistance to communities that want to implement the best practices presented in the workshop. Communities in need of technical assistance should contact Laura Cina at More information on the Solar Challenge and the Solar Technical Assistance Helpline is available here.