Does Solar Power in Minnesota Work?

does solar power in minnesota work

How does solar power in Minnesota work?  Solar panel installations in Minnesota are surprisingly effective.  In spite of the northern location, Minnesota gets plenty of sun, and solar panels work in different weather.  Say your property has an area without obstructions like big shady trees or tall buildings. You could still get enough sun to…

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The Renewable Energy Initiative

Renewable energy has grown rapidly in recent years, but experts don’t believe it has grown quickly enough to stave off the worst effects of global warming. In December 2021, President Biden signed an executive order.  This renewable energy initiative will  reduce emissions across federal operations and invest in American clean energy industries and communities.   There…

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Solar Power Advances

As we wrap up another year of growth in the solar industry, It’s enticing to just stop and reflect on the solar power advancements made in 2021.  More Efficient Than Ever Developers of solar cells and modules keep looking for ways to maximize photovoltaic (PV) panel efficiency.  Solar conversion efficiency passed 25% this year for…

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How Many Watts Does a Solar Panel Produce?

Recently a woman – we’ll call her Jackie – was considering a solar conversion and sent a question.  Read how her concerns about “how many watts does a solar panel produce” are addressed. From Jackie on How Many Watts a Solar Panel Produces We vegged on the couch one evening, as we often do. Suddenly,…

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Solar Costs Drop as Innovations Increase

Solar Cost Drop

For decades the solar industry costs of hard goods have been dropping.  In fact during the last two decades solar panels dropped on average by 90 percent.  The manufacturing processes have been streamlined.  We are enjoying implementation of economy of scales and the advances that made the installation process more affordable than ever.  We can…

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How Solar Power Challenges Public Utilities

The United States has rejoined the Paris Accord.  The world is pursuing aggressive Carbon Emissions goals by 2030.  Daily, we get warnings that we are on a tipping point.  So, why at this critical juncture are California public utilities lobbying to double solar power pricing?  It leaves us wondering how solar power challenges public utilities…

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