As sure as the sun shines, solar power is coming.
The costs of photovoltaic (PV) technologies are tumbling. Government mandates for renewable energy are expanding. And member curiosity is increasing.
As members consider adding these systems to their homes and businesses, Northern Plains Electric Cooperative wants to serve as an unbiased source of information. With the help of funding partners USDA Rural Development, the North Dakota Department of Commerce and NP's sister cooperative Dakota Valley, the co-ops installed a 6.56 kW system in 2015.
Press related to the Solar Research Project:
June 27, 2015 -- Cooperatives invest together to share solar energy information, The Jamestown Sun
June 26, 2015 -- Small co-op solar project offers data, ECT.coop
June 23, 2015 -- Radio interview featuring Co-Manager Darrin Sand, Farm Talk AgNews 890
June 23, 2015 -- Solar power research project launched in Carrington (link is external), Prairie Public Broadcasting
June 22, 2015 -- Northern Plains and Dakota Valley's Solar Project Ribbon-cutting (link is external), NewsDakota.com
- June 15, 2015 -- Cooperatives build solar energy system (link is external), Prairie Business Magazine
June 13, 2015 -- Co-ops build solar system (link is external), The Jamestown Sun