The St. Paul college will join Northfield’s St. Olaf College as a carbon-neutral campus.
Macalester College said Thursday that solar power will offset all of its electricity use in two years, resulting in substantial savings on its utility bills.
The St. Paul liberal arts school is the second college in Minnesota to announce solar deals that will result in carbon-neutral campuses. In February, St. Olaf College in Northfield said it would add more solar to its existing wind energy, offsetting all its electricity with renewable power.
The Omaha Public Power District has approved a plan to buy 400 megawatts of wind power from a proposed wind farm near O’Neill, Neb.
If all works out, the project would more than double OPPD’s portfolio of renewable energy sources.
The OPPD board on Thursday approved a 20-year power purchase agreement with Geronimo Energy of Edina, Minn., to buy the power from the Grande Prairie Wind Farm, scheduled to come online in 2015. To continue reading, click here:www.omaha.com/article/20131017/NEWS/131018808