Minnesota Power gets Green Light for Camp Ripley Solar Project
Minnesota Power got the green light from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to move forward with a solar project at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota.
Commissioners unanimously approved the $30 million project.
The 10-megawatt installation will take place at the National Guards 53,000 acre regional training facility near Little Falls. It will be the largest solar project on any National Guard base in the nation.
The project will help Minnesota Power achieve about one-third of its requirement under the state’s Solar Energy Standard.
Construction of the solar array is expected to begin on May and continue throughout the summer.
Minnesota Power anticipates the project to generate solar power by November.