Bill and Barb Bittman had always wanted to install solar; it had been a goal of theirs since the 80s. Encouraged by the promise of greater energy security, the Bittmans decided 2020 was the year to decrease their home’s reliance on grid power by switching to renewable energy. They enlisted Cedar Creek Energy to create a roof mounted system for their home.
Aveda’s business model has always strived for sustainability, so it only made sense to go solar. The Minnesota company partnered with CCE to build a solar array that would power the Aveda headquarters building and provide a lifetime of savings that can now be directed towards their mission of environmental leadership.
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.
The City of St. Cloud pledged to prioritize sustainability back in 2015. Since then, the City has completed several projects with Cedar Creek Energy: the Waste Water Treatment Facility, maintenance building, library, aquatics center, and fire station, to name a few.
METIS Development Group is a multifamily real estate owner/developer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a previous Cedar Creek Energy client, MDG knows all too well the impressive ROI of a solar energy system. The financial benefits made solar the obvious choice for the firm when it decided to transition several of its multifamily properties, located in Mankato, Maplewood, Forest Lake, and Coon Rapids, to a more sustainable energy source.
After the City of St. Cloud pledged back in 2015 to take a more aggressive approach to sustainability, they decided their largest energy consumer, the City’s Waste Water Treatment Facility, would be a great place to start. They hoped their energy updates and solar panel installation at the Water Treatment Facility would jumpstart additional energy-saving initiatives and renewable energy projects for the city. They brought in Apex and Cedar Creek Energy to implement their goals.