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Roof-top solar panel system installation began for Fire Station #2

Post Date:November 07, 2017 2:00 p.m.
Solar Panel Install at FS#2A 39 kilowatt (kW) roof-top solar panel system was delivered yesterday to St. Louis Park’s Fire Station #2, 2262 Louisiana Ave. TruNorth Solar, a Minnesota-based solar installation contractor, has begun installation process, which is expected to last about a week.

This solar panel installation is part of the Made in Minnesota (MiM) Solar Incentive Program. Established in 2013, the program aims to help the state meet its solar electricity standard and to boost the solar industry in Minnesota. MiM offers financial incentives to customers who install photovoltaic and solar thermal systems using solar modules and collectors certified as manufactured in Minnesota.

The city initially made application for the MiM program in 2016 and was wait-listed until receiving approval about a year ago. Administered through the Department of Commerce, the city will receive an annual payment for 10 years based on the amount of renewable energy produced by the system.

Later this month, a larger 78 kW solar panel system will be installed at the Municipal Service Center, 7305 Oxford St. Both panel installations are part of the City Council and Environment and Sustainability Commission’s direction to increase renewable energy production.

For more information about the MiM program, visit the Minnesota Department of Commerce website.