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Solar PV, efficiency measures reduce Royalton City Hall electric bill

A new solar photovoltaic system and energy efficiency measures have combined to reduce Royalton City Hall’s annual electric bill by about one third.

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Mahtomedi Zephyr Wind Project is community wide effort 

About six years ago, on a cool, windy fall evening at a Mahtomedi High School soccer game, parents sat huddled together, trying to stay warm. The group thought: “Wouldn’t it be great to produce something positive from the cool breezes—perhaps harvest the wind to produce clean energy and show our commitment to the environment?”


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Moorhead municipal utility models clean energy solutions 

If you’re going to be a clean energy advocate, you've got to walk the walk. And that’s just what Moorhead Public Service (MPS), the municipal electric utility for Moorhead, Minn., has done.

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Solar: Hot Water for Apartments   

The Wellstone Apartments in Minneapolis installed a solar hot water system with help from the Minnesota Solar Hot Water Rebate Program.

Tribe Combines Solar and Weatherization  

A renewable energy grant helped provide solar energy to a residence at Fond du Lac Reservation and break the “renewable energy divide.”


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State Solar Electric Rebate Program Reaches Out to Businesses  

The State Solar Electric Rebate Program provided the incentive for a Redwood Falls, Minn., business to install a 5.52 kW solar electric system. More than 260 residences and businesses took advantage of the $2.5 million ARRA-funded program.
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Piragis is Solar Powered  

Piragis Northwoods Co. of Ely took advantage of state rebates to install solar electric and solar hot water systems. Piragis serves as a clean-energy model for its community.
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Solar Pioneer Touts Conservation   

A Minneapolis resident was an early adopter of solar energy who measures his payback more in reducing his carbon footprint than in increasing his financial benefit.