Lincoln Park Solar Garden
Here you’ll find the story behind the Lincoln Park Solar Garden and information on upcoming programming.
The Lincoln Park Solar Garden, completed in 2020, is a 40-kilowatt solar array at the northeastern entrance to Lincoln Park. It is Duluth’s first community-owned, low-income solar project. The power from the array benefits the Duluth Veterans’ Place, a transitional housing project by the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, and provides long-term funding for an Eco3 Energy Fund to help families that are struggling to pay their utility bills. Live and historical solar data from this site can be found here.
2021 Design Series
Read about the four public design workshops we hosted for Lincoln Park community members
As built, the solar array stands 12 feet above the ground, which presents the opportunity to co-create a variety of community amenities at the entrance to the Lincoln Park neighborhood, along West Michigan Street. Thanks to funding from the NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management and the Minnesota DNR, our team engaged with community members through a series of workshops focused on gathering input for the future design of the Lincoln Park Solar Garden. Between May and September 2021, we hosted four workshops that touched on a variety of topics, including history, culture, climate adaptation, water, transportation, and biodiversity. You can find more details about the process and results of these workshops, as well as learn about some of the topics discussed, by visiting the Lincoln Park Solar Garden Design Series webpage linked below.
***All workshops and corresponding marketing materials were prepared by Ecolibrium3 using federal funds under award NA20NOS4190088 from the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office for Coastal Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce provided to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) for Minnesota’s Lake Superior Coastal Program. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NOAA, the U.S. Department of Commerce, or the MNDNR.
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