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Jan

Near Slayton, new solar energy system sets a record

January 11, 2013 By: Drew Kerr Finance & Commerce Slayton, MN – Minnesota’s largest solar energy installation – with 7,040 panels spread across nearly 10 acres – started operating this month in southwestern Minnesota. The two-megawatt system, which was built outside Slayton, Minn., roughly 200 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, surpasses a 4,316-panel system completed at Ikea’s Bloomington store in late August.

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06
Jan

Minnesota’s largest solar installation begins producing electricity

January 6, 2013 By: David Shaffer Star Tribune Slayton, MN – The largest solar-electric generator in Minnesota has flipped on the switch — the latest sign of a banner year for solar installations. Renewable power developer Ecos Energy said 7,040 solar panels outside of Slayton, Minn., began producing power Friday after being connected to Xcel Energy’s distribution system. The solar array is the largest in the state, with 2 megawatts…

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