Northern Sun Community Solar Garden
2916 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Northern Sun Community Solar Garden

Community Solar Project Basics
Garden Status: 
In Review
Year Installed: 
2916 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Electric Utility: 
Xcel Energy
Project Description: 

Northern Sun Merchandising, on Lake Street in Minneapolis' Longfellow neighborhood, has been using solar energy in his business for the past decade. The company, founded by Scott Cramer in 1979, specializes in merchandise bearing socially and environmentally conscious messages.

In a recent interview with Minnesota Business Magazine, Scott said, “We’re vendors of social messages, so the decision to install solar energy at our warehouse was an attempt to practice what we preach, so to say.”

Northern Sun occupies a building that served our community as a public library for more than 70 years. We're proud to continue that tradition as our solar garden serves our community's appetite for sustainable energy.

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Payment Type: 
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Eligible Counties: 
MN - Hennepin
Eligibility Details: 

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Community Leader - Fresh Energy Consumer-Friendly Community Solar Pledge
Good Neighbor - Fresh Energy Consumer-Friendly Community Solar Pledge
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