Smart Solar Legislation Helps Minnesota Lead In The Midwest

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A map highlighting the Solar Energy Industries Association’s top solar states by capacity seems to forget the middle of the country. But it’s true: The Midwest trails other parts of the country largely because the region didn’t keep moving forward with solar policy. Instead, policy became stagnant or even regressive. There is a bright spot, however: Minnesota is lighting the path for solar in the Midwest.

With the passage of the Solar Energy Jobs Act in May 2013, Minnesota is projected to install approximately 400 MW of solar in the next decade. The Solar Energy Jobs Act has several key provisions that are poised to power Minnesota’s solar industry.

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