The Schempps are a middle-class family of four, living in their cozy West Saint Paul home. Excited about helping the environment, they decided to embrace clean energy. Here’s their story.
Since wind and solar power are nearly free to run when the wind is blowing and the sun is out, there is a concern that increased renewables may lead to more frequent negative pricing events. However, there has been little data.
With solar farms popping up throughout the region at an accelerating rate, this year’s Minnesota State Fair featured two exhibits on how solar farms make productive use of the land under and around the panels.
Connecting solar and other clean energy to the electric grid has been overly complicated, but with leadership from Fresh Energy and its partners, the process is now simpler and more transparent.