in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Minnesota-based wind farm developer Outland Renewable Energy has announced that a $2 million grant from the Xcel Energy renewable development fund (RDF) has been recommended to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC).

The grant would support the construction of a 2 MW solar power plant in Cottonwood County in southwestern Minnesota co-located with Outland's development of a 50 MW wind facility. According to Outland, this grant will allow the company to complement its wind farms with the additional benefits of renewable solar power.

An advisory board with representation from environmental groups, Xcel Energy, Xcel Energy customers, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Prairie Island Indian Community chose Outland as one of its 22 recipients from nearly 100 renewable energy proposals for RDF funding. All selected projects are subject to final approval by the Minnesota PUC. Outland will sell the energy generated from the project to Xcel Energy.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

The Song Remains The Same: Ontario Seeks More Science Before Lifting Offshore Ban

The Ontario government says the nearly four-year-old offshore wind moratorium will remain in place until the province fully understands the technology’s impact on the environment.


Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
UnitedEquip_id1995
Future Energy_id2008