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Xcel Energy approved for expansion for 710 MW solar project

Once completed, the Minnesota project will be among the largest in the United States.

Nexamp orders 1.5 GW of Heliene solar modules

The modules will support the construction of about 400 new community solar projects.


Heliene plans to manufacture 1 GW solar modules, 1.5 GW solar cells in the U.S.

Canadian-based Heliene plans a new factory in Minnesota that will begin producing modules in 2024 and cells in 2025.

Plant-based foods provider installs rooftop solar on headquarters

SunOpta will cover two-thirds of its electricity needs with the rooftop array.

Lincoln Park’s first community solar program

Low-income and minority communities are often most affected by extreme and damaging weather storms, as well as to indoor air pollution and higher energy costs. However, one community in Minnesota is actively working to change that.


Former coal plant to house 100-hour iron-air battery

Minnesota’s public utilities commission approves Form Energy’s 10 MW/1 GWh iron-air long-duration energy storage facility construction project for Xcel Energy.


Five organizations turning community solar into savings for low-income Americans

This year, DOE recognized five organizations that exemplify the benefits that community solar can bring with $10,000 grand prizes, and recently launched a new round of the Sunny Awards.

Sunrise brief: Debt ceiling bill is a mixed bag for clean energy and the environment

Also on the rise: Maxeon claims 24.7% efficiency for IBC solar module. 50 states of solar incentives–Washington. And more.

Minnesota PUC finds energy justice relevant to Xcel’s ratemaking process

Coalition of advocates urged PUC to address racial and wealth disparities in bill affordability, and they continue to push for more progress.

Sunrise brief: Solar tariff moratorium remains in place

Also on the rise: Enphase launches IQ Battery 5P residential battery in U.S. and Puerto Rico. Solar energy in New York state covered record 20% of state power demand. And more.

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