Solar PV Installation

MN Power Announces their SolarSense Rebate Program!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by admin

Attention Duluth, Hermantown, & Cloquet Residents!  Minnesota Power has just announced new guidelines for the 2017 SolarSense Rebate program! 2017 Expanded Minnesota Power SolarSense Program: • Open to all Minnesota [read more…]

Solar Incentives in MN

Posted on: December 4th, 2016 by admin

MN Incentives and Rebates for Residential/Small Commercial Solar Xcel Solar Rewards (Opens January 2017) – PV: $.08 / kWh produced (paid over 10 years) – size: 20 kw-DC or less [read more…]

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A Brief Introduction to Micro-Inverters, String Inverters, and Optimizers

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by admin

Like any electrical system, a solar array needs a way to manage the flow of electrical energy. In order to avoid damaging your household electronics, the electrical grid, and your [read more…]

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How Do I Pay For Solar?

Posted on: September 4th, 2015 by admin

Solar gives you energy independence, greatly reduces your carbon footprint, and saves you money over the long term. Even though the cost of solar power has come down a lot [read more…]

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Independence, Stewardship, and Solar

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by admin

As we drove up to the Johnson farm near Hinckley, we were greeted by several large, exotic-looking speckled birds that glared at us reproachfully, and proceeded to trot away, shrieking [read more…]

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How Minnesota Farmers are Getting “Hurricane Ready” Ground Mounted Solar Power

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by admin

When I was a kid, my parents would take me to the Minnesota State Fair.  My favorite part, was climbing around on all the farm equipment and huge trucks at [read more…]

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More Money and More Contribution – With Solar Power

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by admin

Last Saturday I was drinking coffee and browsing through a local bookstore. My eye caught a book written about saving money by conserving gasoline.  Reaching to grab it… I sighed… [read more…]

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Drone Captures TruNorth Solar Install

Posted on: December 7th, 2014 by admin

Birds Eye View of Solar PV Install Captured by Drone If you want to see what solar would look like being installed on your house, check out this new video. [read more…]

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Minnesota Solar PV Incentives for 2015

Posted on: November 19th, 2014 by admin

If you have been curious about solar pv for your home, business, or non-profit and live in Xcel, Otter tail Power, Alliant Energy or Minnesota Power utility territories, here are [read more…]

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Why You Don’t Already Have Solar on Your Farm – Giving You Free Electricity

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by admin

Last Saturday, I was sitting in the kitchen of a cattle rancher in southern Minnesota. We were talking about his life, his business and the challenges of farming. The thought [read more…]