29 Jan '16, 4pm

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Regulators have given the go-ahead for Minnesota Power’s plans to install a 10 MW solar energy array at Camp Ripley, Minnesota National Guard’s base on the southwestern edge of the utility’s service territory. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved the $30 million project, and Minnesota Power says the installation will help the utility achieve about one-third of its requirement under the state’s solar energy standard. The standard, enacted in 2013 by the state legislature, requires 1.5% of a public utility’s applicable retail sales to come from solar energy sources by 2020. “Both Minnesota Power and the National Guard are on the front lines of providing cleaner energy forms,” says Al Hodnik, chairman, president and CEO of ALLETE, Minnesota Power’s parent company. “It’s exciting to partner with Camp Ripley in meeting its renewable energy goals as we ...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/minnesota-power-gets-approval...

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