Looking at Minnesota’s statewide energy statistics, it’s clear that sustainable energy has become exponentially popular. Solar energy currently provides 2% of the state’s power, but the goal is to reach 10% by 2030. Even though wind energy makes up an impressive 18% of the state’s energy production, solar energy installations have surpassed wind installations for the past two years. It’s clear that there is no stopping the expansion of solar energy!
One Minnesota city is already a state-wide leader in its local government’s solar energy usage: St. Cloud’s city government facilities got 64% of their power from renewable energy sources in 2018, and that number is expected to climb to 80% or 85% by the end of 2019. Business owners in St. Cloud have taken note of the benefits of commercial clean energy, too. Take General Rental Center, for example. The St. Cloud company made the switch to solar after learning just how quick the solar panels’ payoff can be. Business owner Leo Zimmerman discovered that his system would pay for itself in about five years’ time, which was a big incentive for the company to install its solar energy system.
Cedar Creek Energy completed General Rental Center’s solar energy installation, and we have helped many other St. Cloud businesses switch to solar, too. In addition, we’ve worked with the city government of St. Cloud to install many of the solar panels that will help the city reach its goal of utilizing 85% solar energy by the end of this year. To learn more about how Cedar Creek Energy’s solar panel installations on St. Cloud’s water treatment facilities, recreation center, central services building, and more have positively impacted the city’s finances, read this article on the uptick of solar developments in the city of St. Cloud.
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