As semester final marks are sent out from colleges across the country, we, too, are excited to announce that Energy Concepts has made the grade. RENEW Wisconsin has notified us that we made their Class of 2014 Honor Roll for “advancing solar generation” in Wisconsin for the 100 kilowatt (kW) solar array at Dane County […]
The second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota is going solar. Twenty-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays will be popping up all over the state, as 18 of Great River Energy’s (GRE) 28 member cooperatives, for which it produces power, diversify their energy generation with solar. On top of the 20Kw base systems GRE will own and operate for each coop, individual coops have the option to add additional PV for community solar gardens. Energy Concepts won the bid to help GRE plant the seeds for solar as a result of our exceptional track record with project development and management.
Craig Tarr, P.E., president of Energy Concepts, spoke of solar energy’s potential to policymakers and business owners this summer at Minnesota’s first-ever Clean Energy Economy Summit initiated by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton.
Made in Minnesota (MiM) is a solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal incentive program that gives rebates to consumers based on the performance of the system aka how many kilowatt hours (kWh) produced in a year (PV) or the size of the system (thermal). MiM’s true purpose is to create jobs while making Minnesota greener and lowering the cost of Minnesota manufactured solar products. Run by the Department of Commerce – Division of Energy Resources and legislated to last 10 years, $15 million is available annually for rebates with $250,000 set aside for solar thermal.