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SENATE FILE 2371
Senator Brown (R – Becker) introduces a bill to study the state’s solar potential for schools and other public buildings!
MINNESOTA SOLAR ENERGY ACT LEGISLATION
HF1619/SF1281, the Minnesota Solar Energy Act, has been intoroduced by Senator Dibble and Representative Knuth.
SUMMARY OF THE MINNESOTA SOLAR ACT LEGISLATION
This bill proposes to create a standard that ensures Minnesota gets 10 percent of our energy from solar energy by 2030. It is very similar to a law we already have—Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) which says utilities must get 25 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. Minnesota has such a great wind resource that utilities are on track to meet this goal early, primarily through wind energy. Having a separate Solar Energy Standard (SES) will help further develop the solar industry here in Minnesota and provide an additional source of local, renewable energy for our state. The legislation also proposes to make it easier for state and local governments, tribal governments, schools, and other public entities to install small-scale solar energy projects on their buildings and facilities.