The economic implications of the pandemic have hit some industries hard, but the Minnesota solar energy industry is thriving! Here’s a look at some important solar industry trends from Minnesota and around the United States.
The team at Cedar Creek Energy has brought solar energy to countless homes and businesses in Minnesota. We’ve seen the positive impacts of solar energy firsthand, so we know continuing to install solar energy will be beneficial to the local economy during and after the pandemic. Our website and our solar blog both offer more information about our past solar projects and how we plan to continue installing solar energy safely during COVID-19.
Many Minnesotans assume that our gloomy winter days and rainy springtimes mean solar isn’t an option in our homes, but nothing could be further than the truth. Solar panels still work on cloudy days, since sun rays make their way through rain and clouds. And when your panels aren’t reaching peak energy production due to inclement weather, these strategies can still help you decrease your reliance on grid power.
Cedar Creek Energy assessed the company’s energy needs and available roof space through an energy audit. This information allowed solar designers and engineers to create plans for a custom solar energy array that would meet Brin Glass’s needs. Once a plan was in place for installation, Cedar Creek Energy worked closely with Brin Glass to secure PACE financing, a grant from the City of Minneapolis, 30% federal tax credit, and Xcel Energy’s Demand Credit program.
Cedar Creek Energy is proud to have been featured in a recent article by Energy News Network that discusses how solar energy companies such as ours are providing safe essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar energy remains an essential service under Minnesota’s Stay At Home Order; it powers thousands of homes, businesses, local governments, and agricultural facilities throughout the state by harnessing the clean, renewable energy provided by the sun.