Solar Energy Safeguards Our Future
Sunlight: Energy in Unlimited Supply & Pollution Free
It's time to plan an active role in preserving our planet for future generations. The use of solar energy generated by community solar gardens displaces the need for fossil fuels like coal and natural gas, which are major sources of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.
Minnesota still covers about 60% of its annual energy use with coal and natural gas.
The state's solar energy capacity is quickly expanding though. While it took about 10 years to go from virtually nothing to 350 megawatts of capacity in 2017, that capacity is expected to jump to 500 MW in 2018.
Did you know?
Minnesota has more annual “sunshine hours” that Houston, Texas? And more than Germany, the world leader in per capita solar production!