Minn. power companies attack plan for St. Peter, Waseca solar energy farms

January 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

Solar array

Solar array

Slayton is home to Minnesota’s largest solar array, which holds more than 7,000 solar panels and covers about seven and a half football fields’ worth of land. The proposed Geronimo Energy project would be even larger. (Photo courtesy of CERTS)



Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:32 am

Minn. power companies attack plan for St. Peter, Waseca solar energy farms

By JESSICA BIES
jbies@stpeterherald.com

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An ambitious alternative energy project, which could bring a trio of large solar energy farms to the St. Peter and Waseca area, is being contested by not only some of Minnesota’s largest power companies, but state energy officials. 


Xcel Energy, which is required to generate at least 1.5 percent of its power using solar by 2020, as well as the Mankato energy producer, Calpine, have taken exception with a recent ruling from state Administrative Law Judge Eric Lipman that champions the use of solar energy. 

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