MMPA Hometown Solar Program

System Size

64.2 kW DC
Across 12 sites

Annual Production

100,770 kWh
Across 12 sites

Equivalent to

13 average homes

Panel Manufacturer

Solarworld, Jinko

25-year Energy Savings

$262,340

In 2015, the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) launched the Hometown Solar Grant Program with the specific goal of funding 5kW solar arrays at schools, to serve as educational assets, assisting in teaching students first-hand how sunlight is converted into electricity. Blue Horizon Energy worked with twelve participating school systems and municipalities to bring this program to life across the state.

 

These systems, when viewed individually, do not offset much of a schools’ annual energy use. However, when viewed together they still represent more than 100,000 kilowatt-hours of annual energy production (equivalent to one tanker truck of gasoline, annually) while also offering students insights into STEM careers.

 

MMPA Sites

  • Brownton City Offices
  • BOLD High School
  • GFW High School
  • Anoka High School

 

  • South Point Elementary School
  • North High/District Education Center
  • Sibley East Middle/High School
  • Clover Ridge Elementary School

 

  • Eagle Creek Elementary School
  • Tatanka Elementary STEM School
  • Elk River City Hall

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In 2015, the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) launched the Hometown Solar Grant Program with the specific goal of funding 5kW solar arrays at schools, to serve as educational assets, assisting in teaching students first-hand how sunlight is converted into electricity. Blue Horizon Energy worked with twelve participating school systems and municipalities to bring this program to life across the state.

 

These systems, when viewed individually, do not offset much of a schools’ annual energy use. However, when viewed together they still represent more than 100,000 kilowatt-hours of annual energy production (equivalent to one tanker truck of gasoline, annually) while also offering students insights into STEM careers.

 

MMPA Sites

  • Brownton City Offices
  • BOLD High School
  • GFW High School
  • Anoka High School
  • South Point Elementary School
  • North High/District Education Center
  • Sibley East Middle/High School
  • Clover Ridge Elementary School
  • Eagle Creek Elementary School
  • Tatanka Elementary STEM School
  • Elk River City Hall

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