Quantify what can be done to reach envisioned interconnection experience, both statewide and at the individual utility scale
Evaluate the technical and economic potential for solar over the next 10-50 years modeling various load profiles for renewables
Better understand how new technologies can increase the grid’s ability to host solar energy and other renewables in Minnesota
Studying technology, policy, and models to reach goals; cost/benefit analyses for utility, solar customers and non-solar customers
MN Solar Pathways is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Led by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, core partners in the project include the Center for Energy and Environment, Clean Energy Resource Teams, Clean Power Research, and the Great Plains Institute. In addition, the three-year project includes stakeholders from electric utilities, the solar industry, local units of government, corporations with sustainability goals, and nonprofit representatives. Through a collaborative stakeholder process, MN Solar Pathways seeks is to build consensus for sustainable solar development strategies modeled specifically for Minnesota.