Creating New Models for Solar Power

We are developing a 40-kilowatt solar array at the northeastern entrance to Lincoln Park that will be Duluth’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 an Emergency 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.

Support the project:

  • Donate to support this work!
  • Volunteer your time or talent for stage two of the garden’s development that will add local art, plantings, and other creative placemaking elements to the site.

Latest Updates

Ecolibrium3 Partners with UMD Students on Solar
Ecolibrium3 Partners with UMD Students on Solar

Ecolibrium3 is always eager to work with the best and brightest in our community to inspire a sustainable future. That’s why we partner with the University of Minnesota Duluth’s students on commun…

The Lincoln Park Solar Garden Receives National Recognition
The Lincoln Park Solar Garden Receives National Recognition

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 national funders. The first grant …

SUNraiser Success!
SUNraiser Success!

On the June 21st summer solstice, Ecolibrium3 closed the 30-day SUNraiser, which raised money for the Lincoln Park Solar Garden. With over one hundred and fifty participants and donors, the Ecolibr…

Ecolibrium3 Launches SUNraiser to Support Solar Garden
Ecolibrium3 Launches SUNraiser to Support Solar Garden

To support the development of the Lincoln Park Solar Garden, Ecolibrium3 is asking supporters to participate in an interactive SUNraiser! Participants can pledge, guess the weather, or become featured…

Solar Garden Design Event
Solar Garden Design Event

As the first stage of development for the Lincoln Park Solar Garden, Ecolibrium3 hosted the Solar Design event Monday night at Bent Paddle Brewing. Architects, artists, and community leaders gathered …


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