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IonE Second Mondays: Minnesota’s Solar Opportunity
February 11, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pmFree
Monday, February 11
Minnesota’s Solar Opportunity
LES Building Atrium
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
The growth of solar is not only a shift in how we produce energy – it also has significant land use implications. How might we make it both an economic and an ecological win? Join a panel of Minnesota-based experts for a lively conversation about wide-ranging opportunities to maximize the benefits of solar farms, from providing pollinator habitat to improving soil and water quality. Learn why this innovation is vital for Minnesota’s clean-energy future, what’s already happening, and about the opportunities ahead.
The conversation will feature Rob Davis of Fresh Energy, Brian Burandt of Connexus Energy, and Dr. Dave Mulla of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences. Our moderator is Ellen Anderson, director of IonE’s Energy Transition Lab and leader of its carbon-neutral Minnesota Impact Goal.
Special guests Milk & Honey Ciders, of St. Joseph Minnesota, will also be with us sampling their limited-edition Solar Sweet Farm Cider (21+ only, quantities are limited).
This event is free and open to the public — don’t forget to RSVP!