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Minnesota

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Minnesota can play a large role in the renewable energy field, with excellent biomass potential and significant wind energy resources. The state is already a leader in ethanol production.

Endorsements
Resource Maps
Incentives and Policies
Where to Find Biofuel Pumps
How to Sign up for Green Power

 2011 Report on Minnesota Renewable Energy – American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Endorsements

Governor:
Mark Dayton
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Courtesy of DOE/NREL

Congress:
Rep. McCollum
Rep. C. Peterson
State
Alliance:
Planning

Resource Maps

 

Wind Map

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Wind speed at 80 meters
Source:
http://www.state.mn.us

 

 

Solar Map

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Source:
http://www.eere.energy.gov

 

Incentives and Policy

Search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency at http://www.dsireusa.org

 

Where to Find Biofuels Pumps

E85 pumps in MN:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/progs/ind_state.cgi?MN

Biodiesel pumps in MN:
http://www.biodiesel.org/buyingbiodiesel/retailfuelingsites/showstate.asp?st=mi

 

How to Sign Up for Green Power

Buy Wind, Landfill gas, Hydro power:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/greenpower

Install Wind power:
http://www.awea.org/smallwind/michigan.html

Install Solar Power:
To find a Solar Professional in your area to design, engineer, install or service a solar system, visit this website: http://www.findsolar.com/index.php?page=findacontractor

 

Other Resources

Renewable Energy News and Links:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/state_specific_information.cfm/state=MN

Alternative Energy Resources:
http://www.eere.energy.gov/states/alternatives/resources_mn.cfm

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