24 Mar '14, 11pm

Dragonfly Solar, SolarWorld collaborate on Midwestern US PV project: Commercial solar developer partners with

According to Dragonfly and SolarWorld, the project is the nation’s first and largest to be developed under a model of joint ownership among utility cooperatives. What's more, it exemplifies how cooperatives can maximize their clean-power investment. The solar array will be owned and managed by Minnesota-Three, an entity jointly owned by Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services of Albert Lea, Minn., People’s Energy Cooperative of Oronoco, Minn., and Tri-County Cooperative of Rushford, Minn. – all utility cooperatives whose member-owners have joined forces to curb energy costs. Dairyland Power of La Crosse, Wis., the cooperative power wholesaler for the region, has signed an agreement to purchase the solar array’s renewable-energy output. “Utility cooperatives are leading the way in making clean power an integral part of their energy portfolios,” said Mukesh Dulani, U.S. presiden...

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