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On July 8th, 2019, Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeffrey Lunde announced the completion of the solar panel installations at Brooklyn Park’s city facilities. Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Congressman Dean Phillips, Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, Rob Appelhof, Alex Gast, and other clean energy supporters joined the news conference to talk about the importance of environmental sustainability. Speaking about solar energy, Governor Walz said, “This is not a political choice that has to be made, this is just a smart choice.” Read more.
Cedar Creek Energy In the News
Kare 11 | August 21, 2023
Minnesota Real Estate Journals | December 16, 2022
Star Tribune – Minnesota’s Best | April 25, 2022
Energy News | February 11, 2021
Star Tribune | April 7, 2020
Clean Energy Economy MN | 2018
Clean Energy Resource Teams | 2017
Star Tribune – Minnesota’s Best | August 14, 2023
Patriot News | July 14, 2022
Energy News | April 20, 2020
PACE Nation | 2014
Cedar Creek Energy at a Glance
- Cedar Creek Energy is a Minnesota based solar energy developer and EPC contractor.
- We design, install, and maintain sun-powered solar systems for commercial and residential property owners, providing optimal payback, energy security, and clean energy.
- Cedar Creek Energy was established in 2007 by President and CEO, Rob Appelhof.
- We are located in Blaine, MN, and install solar arrays throughout the state of Minnesota.
- Our team has over 50 years’ combined experience in solar energy solutions.
- We’ve installed tens of thousands commercial and residential solar panels since our inception.
- We do not outsource our work: We design, engineer, install, and maintain all our projects using highly trained CCE employees and contractors.
We partner with highly reputable component and equipment manufacturers to acquire materials that are warrantied for 20 – 25 years.
Our clients include educational institutions, single and multi-family homes, business and commercial locations, non-profit organizations, governmental organizations, manufacturing and distribution companies, and agricultural businesses.
Our solar installations produce an average of 7,500,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy annually. That is roughly the equivalent of the total electricity used by 1,000 homes in one year. This amount of kWh produced by renewable energy prevents over 12 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions from being released into the atmosphere. That is roughly the equivalent of more than 600,000 gallons of gasoline consumed, which would allow a single vehicle to drive over 13 million miles. That would be like driving around the earth more than 500 times!
Let’s Dig Deeper
About Solar Energy
- Solar energy can provide at least 4 billion years’ worth of potential energy.
- The sun converts an estimated 11 billion pounds of matter into energy each second. Much of this energy reaches the earth in the form of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light.
- Electricity produced by solar is a low to no-waste form of energy with zero emissions.
About Solar Panels
- Solar panels are made of anywhere from 32-96 photovoltaic cells. Photovoltaic cells are semiconductors built out of silicon.
- Photovoltaic cells capture sunlight and convert it into electricity.
- Solar panels capture DC electricity, which passes through an inverter attached to your home or business and is converted to AC electricity.
- Solar panels may contain copper indium gallium selenide (CIS/CIGS), polycrystalline silicon, cadmium telluride (CdTe), and monocrystalline silicon.
- Solar panels are long lasting — about 20 to 30 years if not damaged.
- Solar panels can collect energy in nearly every climate; even through snow, rain, and clouds.
- A solar array can be grid-interactive with your utility company (meaning no energy storage is required to operate), or independent (through use of energy storage or batteries).
Benefits of Using Solar Energy
- You may decrease your utility bill on average by 90%.
- Numerous federal incentives and utility rewards programs are available to cut installation costs.
- The long-term ROI is very high since you won’t have to pay fuel costs. Maintenance and operating costs are also extremely low.
- Solar arrays increase property value.
- Minnesota has the largest number of community solar energy projects and capacity of all the other states in the US.
Commercial Solar FAQs
Power Purchase Agreements
- Power Purchase Agreements Blog Category
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- Solar Power Purchase Agreements Are a Great Option for MN Commercial Buildings
- Free Electricity in Minnesota? Almost, With a Power Purchase Agreement
Solar Financing Information
- Commercial Financing and Rebates Blog Category
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- How to Finance Your Commercial Solar System
- Why You Should Source a Local Solar Company
- Benefits of Renewable Energy for Your Business
- Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended 2 More Years
- FAQs About Solar: Creating Affordable Commercial Energy Systems
- FAQs About Solar: Investing in Your Own Renewable Energy
- Considering a Commercial Solar System in Minnesota?