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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...

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...

Inflation Reduction Act 2022: Benefits For Homeowners

Inflation Reduction Act 2022: Benefits For Homeowners

Solar Tax Credit, Energy Efficient Home Improvement, and more! This is the second post in a 3-part blog series breaking down what you need to know about the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). In today’s post, we’ll discuss the new and renewed incentives with the IRA....

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...

Unpacking the Texas Power Outages

Unpacking the Texas Power Outages

Addressing rumors that renewable energy caused the Texas blackouts The recent news of the blackouts in Texas has the country in a whirl, looking for a villain to blame for the millions of Texans left without power. Unfortunately, a false narrative has circulated that...

The New Trend: Smart Homes

The New Trend: Smart Homes

New home builders are always interested in saving money, and with many millennials in the market for a new-construction home that’s sustainable, smart homes have become the new trend. Sustainability and affordability make smart homes the logical choice for new...

Minnesota’s Plan to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2040

Minnesota’s Plan to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2040

Working Toward a Cleaner Future: Minnesota’s Plan to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2040 Breaking down Governor Walz’s new renewable energy plan The solar industry has some big news! On Thursday, January 21st, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and other state leaders,...

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended 2 More Years

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended 2 More Years

Bringing in the new year brings good news! Effective January 1, 2021, Congress agreed to extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The passage of this federal package is excellent news for the solar industry because it extends the 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit...

The Future of Renewable Energy: What’s Next for Solar?

The Future of Renewable Energy: What’s Next for Solar?

As we come to the end of an election year, we are looking ahead to the future of solar energy. With the election of a presidential administration whose main priorities include environmental protection, it’s likely we will see new policies that directly affect...

Crystal, MN Offers Homeowners Amazing Grants for Solar Energy

Crystal, MN Offers Homeowners Amazing Grants for Solar Energy

A residential solar energy system can dramatically reduce home energy use and create a source of income for many homeowners. Solar energy can be an affordable way to move toward energy independence. This eco-friendly power source also benefits the planet by reducing...

Why the MN Solar Energy Community is Thriving During the Pandemic

Why the MN Solar Energy Community is Thriving During the Pandemic

The economic hardship associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has left some Minnesotans looking for an alternative to costly grid power and other expenses we once thought of as “necessities.” Solar energy can serve as an unlikely cost-saving approach to powering our...