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Second round of Solar Twin Cities group buy program results in more savings, more solar

Post Date:January 14, 2020 9:54 a.m.

In 2019, the City of St. Louis Park partnered with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) for a second round of the Solar Twin Cities program. Under the program, St. Louis Park hosted three Solar Power Hour information sessions for home and business owners to learn about installing roof- or ground-mounted solar. Ted Redmond, co-founder of paleBLUEdot, explained how to take advantage of solar discount pricing through the Solar Twin Cities 2.0 group buy program.

As a result of the information sessions, 31 St. Louis Park property owners signed up for no-cost solar site assessments, and eight St. Louis Park property owners committed to installing solar panels through the program. Once installed, 38.48 kilowatts of new solar capacity will be available to these local property owners. The 2019 results were a big increase over the first Solar Power Hour session held in 2018, which led to four solar panel installations (19.8 kilowatts of solar capacity).

Round three of the Solar Twin Cities program will begin this summer, and we hope to see even more interested home and business owners! Visit the city’s website closer to summer for dates and more information.

The city’s Climate Action Plan encourages the use of renewable energy and aims to achieve 100 percent renewable electricity citywide by 2030.

Learn more about the Climate Action Plan.