17 Apr '17, 5pm

Minnesota Power and the National Guard have cut the ribbon on a 10 MW #solar project

Minnesota Power and the National Guard have cut the ribbon on a 10 MW #solar project

Last Thursday, utility Minnesota Power and the Minnesota National Guard cut the ribbon on a 10 MW solar project at Camp Ripley in Morrison County. Minnesota Power, a division of Allete Inc., built the solar array under a memorandum of agreement signed with the National Guard in 2014 to increase renewable energy production and identify ways Camp Ripley could reduce its energy use and enhance energy security. Al Hodnik, chairman, president and CEO of Allete, says the project “underscores the power of public-private partnerships to meet the nation’s call to transform its energy landscape and how finding the best energy solutions requires all of us working together.” Minnesota Power says the energy generated by the utility-scale solar facility will benefit the company’s customers, and the array also is designed to allow Camp Ripley to use the solar energy should a disruption i...

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