The headquarters of Great River Energy (in Maple Grove, Minn.) is a showcase of the cooperative’s solar energy panels investment.
PHOTO FROM GREAT RIVER ENERGY
Solar energy growing as electricity source
Electricity from sunlight is not new. However, it is currently gaining in prominence as electric cooperatives and other groups across the United States up their investments in solar as a viable renewable energy technology.
According the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), solar power is the fastest-growing source of electricity generation in the nation, increasing by 81 percent in 2013 and by 76 percent in 2014. EIA indicates that most of the growth will come from electric generation facilities adding solar energy to generation portfolios. Full story
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives