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 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