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June 23, 2019
Kevin Browne talks about solar power outside of his rural Carlton County, Minn., home recently. Twelve of the 60 panels in his solar array are visible on the house’s roof. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
Solar convert: Green energy equals money in the bank
June 23, 2019 - 8:00pm
June 18, 2019
Wind turbines dot the landscape around Courtenay, N.D.  Forum News Service file photoplay button
The world will get half its power from wind, solar by 2050
June 18, 2019 - 1:05pm
May 20, 2019
Bloomberg photo by Brent Lewin
Xcel plans to be coal-free by 2030
May 20, 2019 - 1:42pm
May 12, 2019
Winona LaDuke is an American Indian activist, environmentalist, economist and writer. Special to Forum News Service
LaDuke: Canada: It's time to go solar
May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
November 8, 2016
The 5-kilowatt solar array is located north of the football field on the BOLD campus in Olivia. 

Solar panels find place on BOLD campus
November 8, 2016 - 7:53am
Crews install posts and tracking motors for solar panels near Paynesville, the largest of 16 Minnesota sites being built as part of the Aurora solar project. The project is expected to be done this fall. (Carolyn Lange / Tribune)
Solar farms near Paynesville, Atwater part of state’s largest project of its kind
August 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
Aurora solar project by the numbers
August 8, 2016 - 11:00pm
February 9, 2016
Geronimo Energy is proposing to build a community solar garden on approximately 25 acres in Montevideo. The garden would consist of panels less than 15-feet high, as is shown in this photo of the company’s St John’s solar garden. (SUBMITTED)
Montevideo declines to sell 20 acres to Geronimo Energy
February 9, 2016 - 10:54pm
September 3, 2015
Legislation reduces chance for home-owned solar
September 3, 2015 - 4:58am
May 29, 2015
Multi-site solar plan gets Minnesota PUC approval
May 29, 2015 - 11:25pm
February 13, 2015
TRIBUNE / Carolyn Lange 
Nora and Dale Haglund, of Brooten, have a pending purchase agreement to sell 13 acres of farmland for development of a solar farm that’s part of a 100-megawatt project spread out over 16 counties. The Haglunds hope the project moves forward, and Dale Haglund says the Brooten City Council is in favor of it as well.
Solar energy: A new farm crop from proposed Aurora project
February 13, 2015 - 11:59pm
February 11, 2015
TRIBUNE / Tom Cherveny
Tenya Rytel, from left, with Geronimo Energy’s Aurora Solar Project, discusses the proposed site near Montevideo with Gary Johnson, a member of the Yellow Medicine County Board of Commissioners, and David Craigmile, of rural Dawson. They attended a hearing hosted Tuesday evening by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
Proposed solar project finds support in Montevideo
February 11, 2015 - 11:39pm
April 29, 2013
Turbines that are part of the Danielson Wind project in Meeker County have been producing electricity since March 2011. Norfolk Wind Energy is seeking to erect similar wind turbines in Renville County to produce electricity for sale on the grid and to use electricity generated during off-peak periods to produce hydrogen for sale to industrial customers.  Tribune file photo
Renville Co., Minn., could host first major project to use wind power to produce hydrogen
April 29, 2013 - 11:11pm