27 Sep '16, 5pm

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NRG Energy’s renewables business has broken ground on five community solar projects totaling 29.1 MW in Minnesota and reached agreements to subscribe several national business customers. “Across Minnesota, we are hearing the same strong message from residents and businesses alike: They want to be powered by affordable, renewable energy,” said Drew Warshaw, vice president of community solar at NRG. “Community solar gives them that opportunity – a simple, cost-effective path for residents and businesses to go solar without having to put panels on their roofs.” NRG says its commitment to developing community solar in Minnesota (the state where NRG began operations in 1989) is moving forward with 25-year solar subscription agreements signed by more than 1,000 residents and several large businesses in the state, including the following: – U.S. Bank, a nationwide commercial bank...

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pv-tech.org 26 Sep '16, 12pm

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