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Why Manufacturing and Distribution Companies Should Consider Solar

Why Manufacturing and Distribution Companies Should Consider Solar

Why Should You Consider Solar for Your Manufacturing and Distribution Companies? Ready to have your mind blown? According to EIA estimations, a 10,000 square-foot manufacturing facility consumes roughly the same electricity, per year, as 80 homes! Utility bills are...

Minnesota Wants More Solar and Less Fossil Fuels From its Businesses 

Minnesota Wants More Solar and Less Fossil Fuels From its Businesses 

The Results Are In: We Want Clean Energy! A new poll released by Clean Energy in Minnesota found 62% of survey respondents from across the political spectrum want to see a move towards solar power and away from fossil fuels. The message is clear – consumers want to...

How Solar Can Help You Achieve Corporate Sustainability Goals 

How Solar Can Help You Achieve Corporate Sustainability Goals 

Businesses switching to solar is not a fad – huge companies like IKEA, Target, and Walmart are embracing solar power across their global and national branches. Next time you’re at one of its 68 Minnesota stores, remember that in 2019, Walmart added more solar power...

Inflation Reduction Act 2022: Benefits for Businesses

Inflation Reduction Act 2022: Benefits for Businesses

Among many other climate-positive initiatives, the Inflation Reduction Act's (IRA) new Investment Tax Credit is game-changing for Minnesotan businesses who may be considering a solar power installation or a string of solar projects over the coming years. In the words...

Community Solar Garden FAQ

Community Solar Garden FAQ

Community Solar Gardens (CSGs) are sweeping Minnesota – if you don’t believe us, just check out this map created by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). Through Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards Community program alone, US. Solar has over 100 Megawatts of Solar Gardens in...

Are You Making the Most of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit?

Are You Making the Most of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit?

UPDATE AUGUST 2022: Great news for homeowners and businesses alike: the Federal Tax Credit has been increased to 30% through the end of 2030 under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Read more about the changes under the IRA for homeowners, businesses, and schools!...

How Going Solar Can Help You Get LEED Certified

How Going Solar Can Help You Get LEED Certified

Conversations about climate change are driving all of us to closely examine how we live and the products we use. It’s not just the individual asking these questions, but companies of all sizes, too. Recent trends have shown consumers are looking to companies they...

Xcel Energy Solar*Rewards Program: 2022 FAQ

Xcel Energy Solar*Rewards Program: 2022 FAQ

Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards program is back, offering customers who add solar panels to their homes and commercial buildings a chance to earn money on energy their solar systems generate. Yes, you read that right, Xcel will PAY YOU for the excess electricity you...

Protect your Business from Inflation: Solar Energy Offers a Solution

Protect your Business from Inflation: Solar Energy Offers a Solution

Xcel Energy, Minnesota Power, and Natural Gas Rates Increasing Winter in the Midwest generally comes with a rise in utility bills, but this coming year is shaping up to put a much bigger dent in your pocketbook than past seasons. As part of its transition towards more...

Solar for Small-Scale Minnesota Farmers: Worth It?

Solar for Small-Scale Minnesota Farmers: Worth It?

Deciding to go solar requires a lot of thought, and farmers know it best: powering an agricultural business takes a lot of energy. However, at a time when our population growth and the progression of the agriculture industry are increasing demand for products, and...