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How To Subscribe To A Local Community Solar Garden: Minnesota

How To Subscribe To A Local Community Solar Garden: Minnesota

Are you ready to subscribe to a community solar garden near you?

Publish Date: February 28, 2024

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Harnessing Solar Power: The Economic Imperative for Modern Businesses

Harnessing Solar Power: The Economic Imperative for Modern Businesses

Can you afford to ignore the significant financial benefits that come with adding solar to your business’s roof?

Publish Date: February 21, 2024

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Community Solar Vs. Utility-Scale Solar: What's the Difference?

Community Solar Vs. Utility-Scale Solar: What's the Difference?

Solar comes in all shapes and sizes. Two common terms used are community solar and utility-scale solar. What do these terms mean, and how do they differ?

Publish Date: February 08, 2024

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Should You Consider Solar for Your Manufacturing Facilities?

Should You Consider Solar for Your Manufacturing Facilities?

Solar for manufacturing facilities can be overlooked with competing investments, but it's often a practical solution hiding in plain sight.

Publish Date: January 24, 2024

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Holiday Hack: Deck The Halls Without Breaking the Bank with Minnesota Community Solar

Holiday Hack: Deck The Halls Without Breaking the Bank with Minnesota Community Solar

New Energy Equity wants to help you deck the halls with holiday lights and displays while ALSO saving a whopping 10% on your electricity bills!

Publish Date: December 14, 2023

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The State of Solar and Wind Development: Insights from Infocast's Mountain West Renewables Conference

The State of Solar and Wind Development: Insights from Infocast's Mountain West Renewables Conference

Project Acquisition Director, Nick Kerwin, joined fellow renewable energy experts on a panel discussing The State of Solar & Wind Development.

Publish Date: December 04, 2023

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How Solar Can Help Your Company Achieve Corporate Sustainability Goals

How Solar Can Help Your Company Achieve Corporate Sustainability Goals

Companies are turning to solar in order to meet corporate sustainability goals. Learn how our partners responded and succeeded with solar.

Publish Date: May 09, 2023

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How Minnesota Will Achieve 100% Clean Electricity by 2040

How Minnesota Will Achieve 100% Clean Electricity by 2040

Minnesota recently passed a bill that requires the state to move to 100% clean electricity by 2040.

Publish Date: February 16, 2023

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Building Solar Generators for the Footprint Project

Building Solar Generators for the Footprint Project

A group of New Energy Equity volunteers road-tripped to New Orleans to deliver mobile solar generators to local residents.

Publish Date: August 11, 2022

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The Impact of the DOC Solar Investigation and Possible Tariffs

The Impact of the DOC Solar Investigation and Possible Tariffs

The DOC Solar Investigation is reviewing import modules and sparking uncertainty. Learn more about what it means for US companies and solar.

Publish Date: April 13, 2022

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2021 Solar Policy Recap

2021 Solar Policy Recap

Tremendous progress was made for the US solar industry as the country re-opened. Learn about major updates in the 2021 Solar Policy Recap.

Publish Date: January 01, 2022

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Reflecting on the UK Trade Mission

Reflecting on the UK Trade Mission

Read about Eric Pasi's solar trade mission to the UK with MN Governor Tim Walz, and how solar can help ratepayers, utilities, and the planet.

Publish Date: December 17, 2021

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Bifacial PV Design & Best Practices

Bifacial PV Design & Best Practices

What are bifacial PV modules? How can they help engineer more efficient solar systems? What factors influence their performance?

Publish Date: November 04, 2021

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Illinois' Upcoming Commercial Solar Revolution

Illinois' Upcoming Commercial Solar Revolution

The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act prioritizes renewable energy investment in Illinois and sets a pathway to 100% carbon-free electricity.

Publish Date: October 06, 2021

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The Value of Solar

The Value of Solar

A Value of Solar Tariff seeks to set a price for solar production that accurately reflects the full value that is being created by a solar project.

Publish Date: September 28, 2021

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The Infrastructure Bill & Climate Change: Clean Energy Connection EP. 6

The Infrastructure Bill & Climate Change: Clean Energy Connection EP. 6

Eric Pasi of Impact Power Solutions joins WCPT 820 to discuss the recently passed Infrastructure Bill and how it ties in with Climate Change.

Publish Date: August 23, 2021

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Stranded Asset?ÿRisk: The Cost of Success in The Climate Emergency

Stranded Asset?ÿRisk: The Cost of Success in The Climate Emergency

What are stranded assets and how can we mitigate?ÿthe harmful effects they?ÿmay?ÿcause if we are successful in the fight against climate change??ÿ?ÿ

Publish Date: August 18, 2021

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Decarbonization: Helping The Oil and Gas Industry Reach Their Bottom Line

Decarbonization: Helping The Oil and Gas Industry Reach Their Bottom Line

Why should the Oil and Gas industry switch to greener energy? Decarbonizing is the best option if they want to reach their bottom line.

Publish Date: July 29, 2021

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How Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Combat Climate Change?

How Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Combat Climate Change?

As the U.S. Government works to pass the final Infrastructure Bill in 2021, we must make sure that climate change initiatives are not being left behind.

Publish Date: July 22, 2021

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IL's Solar Jobs Program & Climate Change: Clean Energy Connection EP. 5

IL's Solar Jobs Program & Climate Change: Clean Energy Connection EP. 5

Eric Pasi of Impact Power Solutions (now New Energy Equity) joins WCPT 820 to discuss Illinois' solar jobs program and the heatwave currently hitting the Northwest.

Publish Date: July 20, 2021

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The Omnibus Energy Bill and What Solar Means for Schools

The Omnibus Energy Bill and What Solar Means for Schools

$21 Million from the omnibus energy bill is now available to help Minnesota schools flip the switch on solar energy. Learn more today!

Publish Date: July 14, 2021

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The IL Path to 100, Wind, & ERCOT: Clean Energy Connection EP. 4

The IL Path to 100, Wind, & ERCOT: Clean Energy Connection EP. 4

Eric Pasi of Impact Power Solutions (now New Energy Equity) joins WCPT 820 to discuss Clean Energy, Wind, & ERCOT with Jonathan Roberts of Soltage.

Publish Date: June 21, 2021

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30 Years Of Solar Ep. 5: Eichten's Hidden Acres

30 Years Of Solar Ep. 5: Eichten's Hidden Acres

One farmer's enthusiasm for solar led to a long and prosperous relationship with IPS, and helped grow our credibility in rural Minnesota.

Publish Date: June 15, 2021

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How Does Cryptocurrency Impact The Energy Industry?

How Does Cryptocurrency Impact The Energy Industry?

New Energy's experts break down how cryptocurrency works and the concerns of how Bitcoin mining affects the environment and the energy industry.

Publish Date: June 04, 2021

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What Are Floatovoltaics?

What Are Floatovoltaics?

Floating Photovoltaics (FPV), or 'Floatovoltaics', are designed to live afloat bodies of water as they transform sunlight into solar energy.

Publish Date: May 26, 2021

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30 Years Of Solar Ep. 4: Thank you, Mr. Cartwright!

30 Years Of Solar Ep. 4: Thank you, Mr. Cartwright!

What started as a mutual appreciation for renewables and education has grown into several solar schools, and a fully developed STEM program.

Publish Date: May 24, 2021

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The American Jobs Plan & Path to 100: Clean Energy Connection EP. 3

The American Jobs Plan & Path to 100: Clean Energy Connection EP. 3

Eric Pasi of Impact Power Solutions (now New Energy Equity) joins WCPT 820 to discuss the American Jobs Plan and the Path to 100 in Illinois.

Publish Date: May 17, 2021

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30 Years Of Solar Ep. 3: Make a Mudslide Shine

30 Years Of Solar Ep. 3: Make a Mudslide Shine

We're extremely grateful for the patient clients that allowed us to make this right, and we continue to try and make every mudslide shine!

Publish Date: May 17, 2021

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Power Purchase Agreements: Engineering Investment Grade Projects

Power Purchase Agreements: Engineering Investment Grade Projects

Power Purchase Agreements require understanding your finance partner's technical requirements & how they may differ from traditional?ÿtwo-party?ÿcash deals.

Publish Date: May 07, 2021

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Power Purchase Agreements: Finance Aware From The Start

Power Purchase Agreements: Finance Aware From The Start

Obstacles in financial closings can be avoided?ÿwhen proper expectations have been set from the start & buyer and seller lay the groundwork for success.

Publish Date: May 04, 2021

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30 Years Of Solar Ep. 2: Electric Elections

30 Years Of Solar Ep. 2: Electric Elections

New Energy Equity has always valued relationships with utilities, both sides of the aisle, and delivering hard projects correctly on time!

Publish Date: April 26, 2021

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Lift As We Climb: COR Health Institute

Lift As We Climb: COR Health Institute

The Lift As We Climb Foundation Provides Funding for the William L. Adams Entrepreneurial Institute in Baltimore, Maryland

Publish Date: April 21, 2021

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30 Years Of Solar Ep. 1: Sleep In The Rafters

30 Years Of Solar Ep. 1: Sleep In The Rafters

We can recall quite a few unique experiences as we look back on 30 years of solar, like our very first solar project out of state!

Publish Date: April 15, 2021

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The Green Economy & Energy Equity: Clean Energy Connection EP. 2

The Green Economy & Energy Equity: Clean Energy Connection EP. 2

Eric Pasi of Impact Power Solutions joins Audrey from Energy News Network to discuss the green economy & energy equity in IL & the nation.

Publish Date: April 14, 2021

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New Energy Equity Announces the Lift As We Climb Foundation

New Energy Equity Announces the Lift As We Climb Foundation

New Energy Equity is proud to announce the creation and funding of the Lift As We Climb Foundation, a 5013c charitable organization.

Publish Date: April 06, 2021

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Northeast & MidAtlantic Solar Boom

Northeast & MidAtlantic Solar Boom

The Northeast and MidAtlantic solar markets are positioned to expand their contribution to the country's transition to a clean energy-driven economy.

Publish Date: April 05, 2021

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The Infrastructure Plan: What it Means for Solar and Businesses

The Infrastructure Plan: What it Means for Solar and Businesses

Learn about the $2 trillion infrastructure plan aiming to address the climate crisis, what it means for solar, and your business.

Publish Date: April 01, 2021

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Transparent Solar Panels

Transparent Solar Panels

What if the windows in cars, buildings, and houses could provide electricity? Learn how Transparent Solar Cells work, and what we can expect in the future.

Publish Date: March 25, 2021

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Clean Energy and Solar's Future In Illinois: Clean Energy Connection EP. 1

Clean Energy and Solar's Future In Illinois: Clean Energy Connection EP. 1

Eric Pasi of Impact Power Solutions joins Lesley McCain of the ISEA to discuss the future of Clean Energy and Solar in Illinois.

Publish Date: March 16, 2021

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The Future of the Grid: The Evolution of Energy in America

The Future of the Grid: The Evolution of Energy in America

As we embrace a US Administration that is focused on grid modernization and the evolution of energy in America, what will the 21st-century grid look like?

Publish Date: March 11, 2021

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Going Beyond the Balance Sheet at the Steger Wilderness Center

Going Beyond the Balance Sheet at the Steger Wilderness Center

Upgrading the Center's system would be a daunting task, but that's what drew New Energy Equity toward this project in the first place.

Publish Date: March 03, 2021

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Battery Storage: A Necessity for the Future of Solar

Battery Storage: A Necessity for the Future of Solar

As more people adopt solar, utilities must balance the supply & demand of electricity. Read more about battery storage & what it means for solar.

Publish Date: February 25, 2021

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How to Scale C&I Solar Featuring New Energy Equity's CEO: Matt Hankey

How to Scale C&I Solar Featuring New Energy Equity's CEO: Matt Hankey

Matt Hankey, New Energy Equity's CEO, Co-Founder, and President, is featured on Sancast Media's podcast to discuss How to Scale C&I Solar.

Publish Date: February 03, 2021

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Menterning: The Intergenerational Potluck of the Workplace

Menterning: The Intergenerational Potluck of the Workplace

The solar industry has new college graduates & experienced professionals: both hell-bent on changing the world. New Energy Equity is lucky to have both.

Publish Date: January 25, 2021

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Project Spotlight: Norton Shores, MI

Project Spotlight: Norton Shores, MI

New Energy Equity Expands MI Portfolio with the City of Norton Shores.

Publish Date: January 11, 2021

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What's Holding Energy Storage Back in Minnesota?

What's Holding Energy Storage Back in Minnesota?

What's Holding Energy Storage Back in Minnesota?

Publish Date: December 30, 2020

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Engineering the Solar Revolution: An Interview With New Energy Equity's Rocky Shoemaker

Engineering the Solar Revolution: An Interview With New Energy Equity's Rocky Shoemaker

In her latest blog post, NEE's Alexa Dlouhy discusses engineering in the solar industry with NEE Senior Project Manager Rocky Shoemaker.

Publish Date: December 30, 2020

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Implications of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

Implications of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act will ensure that polysilicon panels imported into the U.S. are manufactured without forced labor.

Publish Date: December 16, 2020

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Project Spotlight: Completed 1,376 kW Community Solar Garden

Project Spotlight: Completed 1,376 kW Community Solar Garden

New Energy Equity completed a 1,376 kW Community Solar Garden located in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Publish Date: December 10, 2020

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Clean Energy Policy Opportunities Under the Biden Administration

Clean Energy Policy Opportunities Under the Biden Administration

As we transition to the Biden Administration, there will be opportunities to change clean energy policy and push the clean energy revolution forward.

Publish Date: December 01, 2020

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Election Day 2020: A Hopeful View For A Renewed Nation

Election Day 2020: A Hopeful View For A Renewed Nation

On the eve of the most consequential election in 3 generations, NEE remains hopeful that the American people will choose a path of optimism and progress.

Publish Date: November 02, 2020

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Bill #ZTA 20-01: Bringing Solar to Agricultural Land in Maryland

Bill #ZTA 20-01: Bringing Solar to Agricultural Land in Maryland

Montgomery County, MD may double the allowable acreage of solar facilities on agricultural reserves through its ZTA 20-01 bill.

Publish Date: October 28, 2020

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The Solar Industry: A Promising Sector For Job Seekers

The Solar Industry: A Promising Sector For Job Seekers

A global pandemic may have caused a turbulent job market, but NEE's newest engineering intern shares how he decided to search for a job in the solar sector.

Publish Date: October 23, 2020

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A Recap of the Red Lake Webinar

A Recap of the Red Lake Webinar

In this webinar, the panelists share the origins of the Red Lake Solar Project and their first-hand experience.

Publish Date: October 23, 2020

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Energy Access and Environmental Justice For Native American Households

Energy Access and Environmental Justice For Native American Households

In 2017 it was estimated that 14% of households on Native American reservations do not have access to electricity. How can solar energy address this inequity?

Publish Date: October 14, 2020

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Project Spotlight: Muskegon Heights

Project Spotlight: Muskegon Heights

New Energy Equity collaborated with Chart House Energy to complete the first phase of a 645-kilowatt system in the City of Muskegon Heights, Michigan.?ÿ

Publish Date: September 30, 2020

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Solar Carports & EV Charging Stations: California's Newest Power Couple

Solar Carports & EV Charging Stations: California's Newest Power Couple

The utilization of Electric Vehicle charging stations and solar carports will be a great tool for solar developers in California moving forward.

Publish Date: September 29, 2020

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Solar Market Watch: Washington State Poised for Growth

Solar Market Watch: Washington State Poised for Growth

Washington State solar developers have a lot to look forward to with the new opportunities that will come out of the Clean Energy Transformation Act.

Publish Date: September 11, 2020

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Community Solar Gardens: The Basics

Community Solar Gardens: The Basics

Learn how community solar can offer renewable energy to businesses, residents and municipalities without the need for rooftop panels.

Publish Date: September 10, 2020

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Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice

Environmental justice is about ensuring that everyone has equal access to environmental benefits and is equally protected from environmental harm.

Publish Date: September 04, 2020

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The Importance of Production Modeling

The Importance of Production Modeling

Production modeling is a complicated, but necessary step to ensure we contribute to the financial success of our partners and to give our customers accurate and detailed energy estimates.

Publish Date: August 26, 2020

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Title Commitments: Why Do They Take So Long?

Title Commitments: Why Do They Take So Long?

Learn why title commitments are worth the investment and time, and the process to identify and resolve any roadblocks to the development of your CSG.

Publish Date: August 20, 2020

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Net Metering: What is it & why does it Matter?

Net Metering: What is it & why does it Matter?

Net metering allows extra energy made by solar to be stored in the power grid. Learn more about its history, importance & availability.

Publish Date: August 19, 2020

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A Call for Storage, Smarter Metering and Grid Reform

A Call for Storage, Smarter Metering and Grid Reform

The Solar Energy Industry Association has a goal to have solar comprise 20% of all U.S. electricity by 2030. What does this mean for the value of solar?

Publish Date: August 14, 2020

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Perovskites: A Viable Module Technology?

Perovskites: A Viable Module Technology?

Perovskites, an incredibly thin solar cell material, could be the driving force behind solar power innovation.

Publish Date: July 24, 2020

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The Clean Energy Transition: An Analysis of The 2035 Report

The Clean Energy Transition: An Analysis of The 2035 Report

Is it possible to achieve a predominantly carbon free-grid in the US by 2035? The 2035 Report, released by UC-Berkely and GridLab says yes.

Publish Date: July 23, 2020

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Photovoltaic Panel Recycling Practices and the Path Forward

Photovoltaic Panel Recycling Practices and the Path Forward

Discussing the current recycling process, and the path forward to taking care of the environment in every stage of the photovoltaic solar panel lifecycle.

Publish Date: July 23, 2020

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A Message From Our CEO: Black Lives Matter

A Message From Our CEO: Black Lives Matter

President and CEO of New Energy Equity, a solar development company based out of Annapolis, MD, discusses Black Lives Matter.

Publish Date: July 23, 2020

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The Case for a Green Recovery in Minnesota

The Case for a Green Recovery in Minnesota

Learn how clean energy creates jobs, bolsters economies, and can transform the social inequities made transparent by this virus.

Publish Date: May 11, 2020

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New Energy Equity Announces Tree Planting Partnership

New Energy Equity Announces Tree Planting Partnership

We're excited to announce our partnership with American Forests to plant one tree for each kilowatt of solar we install in 2020 and beyond!

Publish Date: April 22, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: Opportunity Zones

2020 Solar Trends: Opportunity Zones

Opportunity zone funds can be used for solar, microgrids, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy storage.

Publish Date: January 24, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: Xcel Solar Rewards Program

2020 Solar Trends: Xcel Solar Rewards Program

Xcel's Solar* Rewards?? program provides a financial incentive for residents, businesses and public entities to install solar power.

Publish Date: January 22, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: Minneapolis Green Cost Share Program

2020 Solar Trends: Minneapolis Green Cost Share Program

Take advantage of The City of Minneapolis' Green Cost Share Program - Tax incentives for clean energy projects!

Publish Date: January 21, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: Corporate Solar

2020 Solar Trends: Corporate Solar

Many corporations are making the commitment to sustainability and utilizing solar energy to do it!

Publish Date: January 16, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: National Price Trends

2020 Solar Trends: National Price Trends

Solar panels pricing is complicated - tariffs, exemptions. We can help!

Publish Date: January 15, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: Community Solar for Breweries

2020 Solar Trends: Community Solar for Breweries

Is your beer brewed by the sun? Learn how communtiy solar can save your brewery thousands in operating costs.

Publish Date: January 13, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: MN Community Solar Updates

2020 Solar Trends: MN Community Solar Updates

The community solar program allows residents, businesses, and public entities to participate in solar that's not located on their property.

Publish Date: January 10, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: PACE Financing

2020 Solar Trends: PACE Financing

PACE Financing for solar - How can it benefit your business?

Publish Date: January 06, 2020

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2020 Solar Trends: Bifacial Panels

2020 Solar Trends: Bifacial Panels

Learn about bifacial panels, the technology that existed for over 10 years before recently saturating the market.

Publish Date: January 02, 2020

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IPS to Host Solar Educator's Workshop

IPS to Host Solar Educator's Workshop

IPS (New Energy Equity) to Host Solar Educator's Workshop

Publish Date: November 04, 2019

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Solar Panel Recycling: How it Works

Solar Panel Recycling: How it Works

Currently, there aren't many well-developed panel recycling programs in the US, but there are still some options for home or business owners.

Publish Date: June 14, 2019

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The Xcel Energy Community Solar Garden Program: What has it Accomplished in Minnesota

The Xcel Energy Community Solar Garden Program: What has it Accomplished in Minnesota

It's a good time to consider how the Xcel Community Solar Garden program has benefited customers and the entire population of Minnesota.

Publish Date: May 15, 2019

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Minneapolis Debuts World's First Solar Farm Cider

Minneapolis Debuts World's First Solar Farm Cider

Minneapolis Debuts World's First Solar Farm Cider.

Publish Date: October 08, 2018

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Trend: Smart Corporate Solar Strategies

Trend: Smart Corporate Solar Strategies

Businesses and commercial real estate firms across the country are beginning to engage with solar in significant ways.

Publish Date: March 13, 2018

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