Star Tribune: Community solar garden will be latest economic addition to West Broadway corridor on North Side

Mar 5, 2018 | In the News, IPL News Highlights, State Press Clips, What's New

NEAL ST. ANTHONY | MARCH 4, 2018 — 5:50PM

The first community solar garden on the Near North Side of Minneapolis will rise this spring on a flat-roofed church along W. Broadway Avenue, thanks to an emerging coalition of faith partners, clean-energy advocates, industry experts, job trainers and community members.

“The ‘Just Solar Garden’ at Shiloh Temple underscores the need for solar energy equality and equal-employment opportunities in communities of color, like the North Side of Minneapolis,” said Julia Nerbonne, executive director of Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL). “This project [and a related March 10 conference] will demonstrate how access to clean energy, workforce development and public policy solutions can bring about authentic equity in the quickly developing solar arena.” Read More

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