26 Oct '16, 9am

Minnesota Dedicates Largest Solar Farm In Midwest, Shutters Two Coal Plants

Minnesota Dedicates Largest Solar Farm In Midwest, Shutters Two Coal Plants

Xcel Energy will purchase solar power from North Star, which will be part of a major expansion in solar energy in the state, said Xcel Minnesota President Chris Clark. He likened the expansion to what happened several years ago with wind energy. “We’ve had great success with wind. We’ve seen a tremendous maturing of the wind industry,” Clark said, “and a project like this one really shows that solar is coming quickly and is going to be a great part of our system as well.” State regulators have just approved Xcel Energy’s 15 year plan to reduce carbon emissions by 60% and generate a third of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2016/10/26/minnesota-dedicates-...

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