Examine current interconnection processes at utilities across the State of Minnesota
Quantify how new technologies can impact the grid’s ability to host solar energy
Estimate the generation cost to achieve 10% solar by 2025 and 70% solar and wind by 2050
Calculate the economic impacts and market incentives created by different solar portfolios
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 to build consensus for sustainable solar development strategies modeled specifically for Minnesota.