North Mankato approves solar energy subscription, could save $162,000 over 25 years

By |2018-07-17T12:53:37-05:00July 17th, 2018|

North Mankato has signed on to a solar energy subscription that will save the City 1-cent for every kilowatt hour for the next 25 years. The plan includes no upfront costs or investment and North Mankato will have the option to terminate the agreement after five years, with a five year replacement period. The savings in the first five years is estimated at 34-thousand dollars. Subscribing to the solar garden for the entire agreement would save the City just over 162-thousand dollars. Novel Energy Solutions Business Development Executive Rick Masloski says Mankato and Eagle Lake are already on board with the [...]

Solar Farm near Eagle Lake approved by County Board with added conditions for development

By |2018-07-11T13:43:32-05:00July 11th, 2018|

A large solar farm development approximately two miles north of Eagle Lake has been given the green light, but not without some pushback and added conditions for the project from the Blue Earth County Board. The issue was tabled in June after nearby property owners expressed concern with the development at the corner of 604th Avenue and 223rd Street. A revised plan was submitted this week to address the setback of the solar farm and measures to block the view of the solar panels. The development falls within Commissioner Kip Bruender’s district and says landowners saw positive progress towards some compromise [...]

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