The Solar Potential Analysis Report, commissioned by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, indicates that the state will be able to meet its ambitious renewable energy goals of 10% solar energy by 2030 and 70% from solar and wind by 2050 at costs comparable to natural gas generation. Another main conclusion from the study was that while utility-scale energy storage will play an important role in Minnesota’s renewable energy future, overbuilding and curtailing renewable energy generation may be the most affordable option. Read more here and here.
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