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A Local Solar Energy Standard for Minnesota

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Feb 15, 2013 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

placeholderThe following presentation outlines a 10% solar energy standard to be considered by the Minnesota legislature in early 2013. It would require utilities to supply 10% of their energy sales from solar electricity – largely local, distributed solar.  It provides long-term, standard contracts to solar projects with a value of solar production-based price and a production based incentive, helping democratize the production of solar energy.

Needless to say, ILSR is excited about this proposal.

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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power. More

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