Posts by Bret Pence

MNIPL network partners with AICHO for Youth Solar Education

On December 21, 2018, members of the Lake Superior Network, MNIPL, delivered a sunny Christmas by donating solar equipment to the AICHO youth education program, including solar lanterns for every child in the program, a solar oven, and a small solar electric and battery system. The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), is a non-profit that grew out…

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Solar Project Live at Many Rivers Montessori!

Many Rivers Montessori in Duluth, Minnesota, is thrilled to have its new solar array up and running! The 64 panel, rooftop ballasted system (20kW) was mounted on the front roof of the school’s new building in the Woodland neighborhood over the fall. The building was renovated over the summer to accommodate the school’s growing student…

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Duluth speaks: Clean Energy, not Gas Plant

The chambers at Duluth City Hall was packed and the heat was on as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) listened to testimony related to the MN Power and Dairyland Power Cooperative  proposal to build a natural gas plant in Superior, WI. Many environmental , consumer advocacy, and even the large industrial groups who use 2/3rds MN…

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Solar Success in the Northland!

It’s been an incredible year for the Arrowhead MN Interfaith Power and Light. We’ve grown our network in new and exciting ways and we’ve helped AICHO successfully fund and install a solar array! AICHO (American Indian Community Housing Organization) received over $60,000 in community grants and donations to install solar panels and LED lighting as…

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