Will Minnesota Lead on Solar in 2013?

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By Stephanie Spitzer

Will this be the year that we make Minnesota a solar leader? With the start of the new legislative session, we have a greater opportunity than ever before to tell our legislators that we want solar.

Last week, the Sierra Club asked supporters to write to their legislators urging them to pass a 10% solar standard by 2030. According to a 2012 poll, nearly 90% of Minnesotans support an increase in solar electricity projects. We have the solar resource potential and the willingness to change, now we just need a little more push.

To keep the solar conversation going, the North Star Blog is launching solar blog posts every other Tuesday during the legislative session. We’ll feature everything solar-related we can think of, from solar panel installations, solar info 101, to interviews with solar experts and beyond.

We’d love to have you participate! Do you have a solar story to share? Did have solar panels?  Solar expertise? Maybe you’d just like to talk solar with us. If so, leave us a comment below the post—we’d love to hear from you!

If you haven’t already, take a minute to email your legislator to let them know that you support the solar standard. The more people write to their state elected officials, the more they are aware that solar power is on our minds!

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6 responses to “Will Minnesota Lead on Solar in 2013?

  1. I don’t usually comment but I gotta admit thanks for the post on this great one dfffdckcgegg

  2. Since we can’t afford large solar systems, we do our part by cooking and drying food with sunshine. Dehydrating with solar not only reduces the waste of fossil fuel, it also allows cheap fresh food to be saved until later. It is win, win.

  3. All Energy Solar is hosting Community Solar Programs in Southwest Minneapolis and Northfield Minnesota, that will install a combined 380 kW while saving customers up to 30% on the final cost. We would love to write a guest blog about community solar!

  4. All Energy Solar is currently hosting community solar programs in both Southwest Minneapolis and Northfield that help cut the costs of installing solar on your home by up to 30%. We would be happy to share our thoughts on solar in MN and program details in a guest blog!

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