Solar power project in southwestern Minnesota gets approval

deer creek solar power elp
Sponsored by

MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a solar power project in the southwestern part of the state.

State regulators approved the project near Marshall on Thursday. Florida-based NextEra Energy was cleared to build the 62 MW solar farm.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports the project would produce enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 15,000 homes. Xcel Energy would buy the power produced.

The Star Tribune reports the project's neighbors who brought up concerns about replacing cropland with solar structures haven't decided whether to appeal the decision by the commission.

Sponsored by

Get All the Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Electric Light & Power or POWERGRID International and the email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

Related Articles

Top 10 solar power states

Top 10 solar power states

07/17/2017

NTE Energy wins approval for new solar power array

06/26/2017

The issuance of the CPCN, a requirement for beginning construction, is a crucial step for the 30 MW project

Solar plant to provide 80 percent of Ohio school's power

06/21/2017

An Ohio school hopes to generate 80 percent of its electricity through a new solar power plant

Finally - A Market-Based, Investable Approach to Energy Efficiency

06/19/2017 It's all about creating sustained, predictable cash flows. It's easy for the solar and wind energy industries: they instal...