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September 10, 2018
Tom Cherveny Tribune / Willmar erected two wind turbines in 2008 to produce electricity.
Free screening, discussion of renewable energy
September 10, 2018 - 7:05am
August 24, 2018
Shown is Invenergy's Woodville Solar Farm near Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada. Invenergy looks to built two solar farm in southwest Minnesota. (Photo courtesy Invenergy)
Company working on leases for huge solar farms in southwest Minnesota
August 24, 2018 - 7:34am
August 11, 2018
Tribune file photo
Kandiyohi Solar Co-op seeks to expand
August 11, 2018 - 8:10am
January 2, 2018
Tom Cherveny/ Tribune
Workers are completing work on the Taurus Community Solar Garden project on the east side of Montevideo. It consists of three, co-located one megawatt solar plants. Its one of three solar garden projects undertaken in Chippewa County this past year by Geronimo Energy for the Excel Energy's Solar Rewards Community Program.
Chippewa County is solar industry's latest frontier
January 2, 2018 - 3:17pm
June 8, 2012
Solar energy workshop offered Tuesday in Morris, Minn.
June 8, 2012 - 7:44am
The left image shows the CME on the Tuesday evening photographed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. A disk blocks the blinding sun (white circle). The right image,taken early this morning, is nearly saturated with artifacts from thousands of high-energy storm particles hitting the detector. Credit: NASA/ESA (From
Astro Bob blog: Solar storm hits, expected to continue through tonight
March 8, 2012 - 10:25am
January 13, 2012
Bob King blogs about astronomy at Photo by Bob King Last chance to see planet Neptune this season
January 13, 2012 - 9:00am
December 28, 2011
Willmar Municipal Utilities Commissioner Matt Schrupp on Tuesday questioned part of the financial analysis provided by tenKsolar of Minneapolis for a 600-kilowatt-hour solar energy project. (Tribune photos by Gary Miller)
Utilities Commission rejects further study of proposed solar energy project in Willmar, Minn.
December 28, 2011 - 12:00am
December 17, 2011
Willmar Municipal Utilities has indicated to the Environmental Protection Agency that it is pursuing renewable energy projects, including solar, as part of efforts to reduce air quality impacts. Failure to approve the solar project could endanger negotiations with EPA regarding the agency's efforts to tighten Willmar's power plant air quality emissions requirements. Tribune file photo by Ron Adams
Willmar Utilities Commission rejects solar project
December 17, 2011 - 12:00am
April 5, 2011
Solar power works to flex its muscle
April 5, 2011 - 12:00am
July 19, 2010
Survey of local utility customers would gauge support for solar farm
July 19, 2010 - 12:00am
March 10, 2010
Jakson Martens, 13, from left, Alisha Engelberkt, 13, and Tyson Hanson, 13, build passive solar panels Tuesday at New London-Spicer High School. The panels will be installed at New London's Little Theatre. John Duevel, not pictured, is the owner of Three Seasons and More in Willmar and is leading the students in their effort. Duevel also built solar panels at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in rural Spicer. Tribune photo by Gary Miller
Youth in New London construct solar panels for community's storied theater
March 10, 2010 - 12:00am
March 6, 2010
Students Brennan Nordstrom, Eric Landmark and Anthony Carruth work on the Hill Grocery House. The students in Matt Olson's construction trades class at Montevideo High School are building the home with the aim to make it 50 percent more energy efficient than the traditional Habitat for Humanity house. Submitted
Advocates say it's time for a technological leap forward
March 6, 2010 - 12:00am
January 25, 2010
Dan Handeen, a Montevideo native, served as assistant project manager for the University of Minnesota Solar Decathlon competition entry known as the Solar Icon House. He said solar powered homes could become a reality in Minnesota during a presentation Thursday. Handeen also spoke to Montevideo High School students building the energy efficient Hill Grocery House for a Habitat for Humanity project. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
They're as close as a Super Bowl victory
January 25, 2010 - 12:00am