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Traditions Home Furnishings – 15.5 kW

Project Name: Traditions Home Furnishings
Project Size: 15.5 kW
Panels: 42
Location: St. Louis Park, MN
Commissioned: 2019
   

 

 

IPS Solar installed this 15.5 kW solar array in St. Paul, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Traditions Home Furnishings.

The panels will produce roughly 18,400 kWh per year, enough to power 1.5 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 390 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 510 acres of trees to our forests.

Mike and Suzanne Schumann started Traditions in a newly renovated storefront on the corner of Selby and Dale in St. Paul’s historic Ramsey Hill neighborhood. The opening of Traditions, coupled with the efforts of other pioneer businesses, including WA Frost and the Paper Patisserie, helped fueled the resurgence of Selby Avenue as a key element in St. Paul’s historic district.

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At Home Apartments – 524 kW

Project Name: At Home Apartments
Total Project Size: 623 kW
Number Of Locations: 7
Commissioned: 2016-2019
   

 

At Home Apartments has been adding solar to their properties since 2016 and now has 7 communities powered with clean energy. 

These 7 solar projects will produce roughly 741,370 kWh per year, enough to power 60 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel systems will offset over 15,000 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding 20,500 acres of trees to our forests. 

At Home Apartments President, Alan Spaulding, understands the importance of switching to solar. “This solar array is an example of how companies and individuals can make meaningful contributions to preserve our planet and improve our communities. I challenge each of you to please join At Home Apartments in trying to lead a more responsible lifestyle at home and at work each day.” 

 

AHA Communities With Solar

♦ CityVue Apartments

♦ Lakewood Isles Apartments

♦ Lynnwood Apartments

♦ Parkway West Apartments

♦ St. Anthony Village Apartments

♦ The Reserve at Mendota Village*

♦ View Pointe Apartments*

*Featured images 

 

City of Edina Solar Garden – 664 kW

Project Name: City of Edina Solar Garden
Project Size: 664 kW
Panels: 1,926
Location: Edina, MN
Commissioned: 2019
   

Edina residents now have their own solar garden, but it will likely be hard for most to notice. It’s located on the roof of the Edina Public Works Building and it will send power to more than 68 homes in the community.
It follows a push to find more renewable energy options in the city, but no taxpayer money is being spent.

At 664 kilowatts, the array is smaller than most other community solar gardens, which are normally ground-based and produce 1-2 megawatts of electricity, but those larger solar gardens mostly serve businesses and municipalities. This garden is only of the only ones in the state that is fully subscribed by local residents. 

The City of Edina Solar Garden will offset 18,480 tons of carbon dioxide. That is equivalent to planting 730 acres of new forest. 

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Utepils Brewing – 80.7 kW

Project Name: Utepils Brewing
Project Size: 80.7 kW
Panels: 221
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Commissioned: 2019
   

 

 

IPS Solar installed this 80.7 kW solar array nestled on the banks of Bassett Creek between the Harrison & Bryn Mawr neighborhoods of northwestern Minneapolis to offset the electricity load of Utepils Brewing.

The panels will produce roughly 96,000 kWh per year, enough to power 8 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 2,200 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 2,400 acres of trees to our forests.

Utepils Brewing first served their delicious beer to the public on February 1, 2017. They strive to offer their guests the opportunity to taste great European Style beer made fresh locally. 

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Macalester College – 130 kW

Project Name: Macalester College
Project Size: 130.4 kW
Panels: 378
Location: St. Paul, MN
Commissioned: 2018
   

 

 

IPS Solar installed this 130.4 kW solar array in St. Paul, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Macalester College.

The panels will produce roughly 155,000 kWh per year, enough to power 13 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 3,600 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 3,800 acres of trees to our forests.

Macalester was founded in 1874 on a firm belief in the transformational power of the liberal arts education. Since then, their students and alumni have demonstrated that power as a force for positive change, in turn attracting a growing community of learners from around the world.

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Frattalone Companies – 40 kW

Project Name: Frattalone Companies
Project Size: 39.8 kW
Panels: 109
Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Commissioned: 2019
   

 

IPS Solar installed this 39.8 kW Photovoltaic solar electric energy system in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota to offset the electricity load of Frattalone Companies, Inc.

The panels will produce roughly 46,000 kWh per year, enough to power four average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset nearly 1,100 tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding over 1,200 acres of trees to our forests.

Frank Frattalone launched F.M. Frattalone Excavating & Grading, Inc in 1970. Fifty years later, Frank’s sons, Nick as CEO and Tony as COO, are leading the second generation with a plan in place to continue to the third generation. Along the way the company name has changed to Frattalone Companies, Inc., to reflect the broader array of services and addition of subsidiary and affiliate operations that support our civil site construction operations.

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Extra Space Storage – 524 kW

Project Name: Extra Space Storage
Total Project Size: 524 kW
Number Of Installs: 3
Commissioned: 2019
   

Extra Space Storage has been adding solar to their facilities since 2010 and now has well over 200 locations powered with clean energy. IPS Solar helped them install solar at their facilities in St. Louis Park, Minnetonka, and Plymouth totaling 524 kW. 

The three arrays will produce roughly 623,000 kWh per year, enough to power 52 average Minnesota homes. Over 30 years the solar panel system will offset over 13,000 metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of adding 15,000 acres of trees to our forests. Rooftop solar on self storage facilities can offset anywhere from 80% to 100% of the annual electrical usage.

Extra Space Storage CEO, Joe Margolis, understands the financial and environmental benefits of solar. “Solar is now a big part of our corporate sustainability program, and part of our ongoing effort to be good corporate citizens,” said Margolis. “Generating rooftop solar-energy production in lieu of using energy from carbon-emitting sources furthers this commitment and leverages a previously unused asset within our portfolio—our rooftops—and provides cost savings from reduced utility expense.”

Extra Space Storage Locations With Solar

♦ Plymouth

♦ St. Louis Park*

♦ Minnetonka

*Featured images 

Ancona Title & Escrow – 51.6 kW

Project Name: Ancona Title & Escrow
Project Size: 51.6 kW
Panels: 159
Location: White Bear Lake, MN
Commissioned: 2019

 

 

In the spring of 2019 Ancona Title & Escrow launched a series of clean energy initiatives aimed at reducing the company’s impact on the climate and further differentiating Ancona as the title company with a new and fresh approach. 

The installation of three solar arrays on their White Bear Lake offices was the crown jewel of that initiative! The arrays will offset a combined 95,000 lbs of carbon dioxide each year and generate about 70% of the office’s electricity needs. 

Ancona also supports home buyers who make energy efficiency part of their new home. Schedule a home energy audit with the Minnesota Home Energy Squad prior to your closing, and Ancona will cover the fee. The Home Energy Squad will visit your new home and perform applicable installations at no extra cost. Here are some of the benefits:

– LED lightbulb replacements
– Programmable thermostat
– Insulation inspection
– Water heater and pipe insulation
– Air leak detection

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Goodhue Solar Garden – 1.42 MW

Project Name: Goodhue Area Solar Garden
Project Size: 1.42 MW
Panels: 4,176
Location: Goodhue, MN
Commissioned: 2018

This 1.42 Megawatt community solar garden in Goodhue County will produce enough energy to power over 100 average Minnesota homes. The project, and others like it, will operate for at least 25-years, bringing economic value to the communities in which they serve. Over the course of those 25 years, subscribers to this community solar garden should see total savings in excess of $1,500,000.

Community solar gardens offer a wide array of benefits that include bringing renewable energy to businesses, residents and municipalities that have interest but don’t have the resources to implement on-site solar.

We seed every one of our community solar gardens with a pollinator-friendly seed mix that provides a habitat for bees, butterflies, and other native species. 

 

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Northfield Solar Garden – 6.63 MW

Project Name: Northfield Area Solar Garden
Project Size: 6.63 MW
Panels: 19,800
Location: Northfield, MN
Commissioned: 2018

This 6.63 Megawatt community solar garden in Rice County will produce enough energy to power over 1,000 average Minnesota homes. The project, and others like it, will operate for at least 25-years, bringing economic value to the communities in which they serve. Over the course of those 25 years, subscribers to this community solar garden should see total savings in excess of $7,000,000.

Community solar gardens offer a wide array of benefits that include bringing renewable energy to businesses, residents and municipalities that have interest but don’t have the resources to implement on-site solar.

We seed every one of our community solar gardens with a pollinator-friendly seed mix that provides a habitat for bees, butterflies, and other native species. 

 

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