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October 2015

Dependence on coal sends millions out of Minnesota… renewables can curb that dependence.

By |2017-03-14T13:08:14+00:00October 30th, 2015|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that Minnesota depends on coal for 44 percent of its in-state electricity generation? To supply that power, the state’s power producers paid nearly $420 million to import 12 million tons of coal from Wyoming and Montana! And Xcel Energy, the state’s largest power provider, sent $250 million out [...]

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March 2015

Aquilla — What’s in a Name?

By |2017-03-14T13:08:16+00:00March 8th, 2015|Categories: Solar Facts & Fun|Tags: , , , |

The name "Aquilla" is Latin for "eagle", and is also the name of the Aquila constellation that can be seen soaring on outstretched wings through the Milky Way galaxy. The brightest star in the Aquila constellation is Altair, twice the size of our own sun, and one of the three stars of the Summer Triangle. The constellation [...]

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