The new solar panels at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport are a great step in moving toward a clean energy future. I was pleased to read that MSP has installed solar panels on some of its parking ramps. Solar power is becoming more affordable because of policies established in the 2013 Solar Energy Jobs Act. These policies, in combination with growing solar installation companies, have allowed the increase of community solar gardens as well as private solar in the state.
Minnesota has made great progress toward a clean energy future by increasing solar power, effectively making solar more affordable for homeowners, businesses and communities. According an Environment Minnesota report, solar power capacity per person increased 42 percent in the state in the last two years.
If more residents are able to capture the power of the sun, whether it’s from a solar garden or from our own rooftops, we can continue to move toward a clean energy future. In order to do this, we need our state leaders and utilities to work to support renewable energy in Minnesota. We need citizens to subscribe to community solar. Most important, we need to protect and support good renewable energy policies, so that solar power is affordable and accessible for homeowners, businesses and our community.
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