Creating New Models for Solar Power
We’ve completed the Lincoln Park Solar Garden!
We are celebrating the completion of the Lincoln Park Solar Garden! The 40-kilowatt solar array at the northeastern entrance to Lincoln Park will be the neighborhood’s first community-owned, low-income solar project! The power from the array will benefit the Duluth Veterans’ Place, a transitional housing project by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, and provide long-term funding for a Community Energy Fund to help families that are struggling to pay their utility bills.
How this program is making change:
This innovative project creates a new model for providing power that directly benefits community members in need. Typical community solar projects allow households or businesses to buy subscriptions to solar arrays, yet these subscriptions can be out of reach for low-income people or people with barrier issues such as bad credit. This project will generate renewable power for over 25 years and distribute the value of community solar to countless families in our city.
The Lincoln Park Solar Garden is receiving national attention for its focus on renewable power for a low-income neighborhood with two recently awarded grants from