Thursday, April 10, 2014

Geronimo Energy will build 20 large solar arrays around Minnesota

According to the Start Tribune, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission authorized the construction of 20 large solar arrays around the state of Minnesota.  In addition at least one natural gas power generator will also be built.

The installed solar capacity in Minnesota is expected to increase from 6.2 Megawatts in 2013 to over 16 megawatts in 2015.  According to the August, 2014 Star Tribune article Excel Energy has restarted its Minnesota solar rewards program.  The new Solar*Rewards program offers an incentive based on the kWh production from the PV system, as recorded by the production meter. The incentive is paid annually at $0.08 (8 cents) per kWh produced over 10 years.

The solar arrays will be installed by Geronimo Energy based in Edina, Minnesota.

Currently the largest solar array in the state is in Slayton, Minnesota.