Xcel Energy customers in Minnesota who want to buy solar power but can't or don't want to install panels on their roof will soon have another option. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Thursday worked out most of the lingering questions about how the state's new Community Solar Gardens program will work. Solar developers are mostly happy with regulators' decisions, though some uncertainty remains about costs. My latest for Midwest Energy News:
Brian Gramm’s goal was to build a portable solar generator so rugged that it could survive in the harshest of environments: a stadium parking lot. “But we were not quite solving the right problem,” he says.
While waste-to-energy incinerators remain a controversial topic among U.S. environmentalists, there’s been little such debate in Sweden as the country increased its waste burning capacity over the past decade.
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