Eight communities in Minnesota have earned 2016 Clean Energy Community Awards.
The award winners will be honored on Thursday, November 10, at the Clean Energy Community Awards Conference at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul.
The Minnesota Commerce Department is the sponsor and coordinator of the awards program, with financial support from the U.S. Department of Energy and The McKnight Foundation.
Achievement Awards City of Hutchinson Clean Energy Generation: Capped Landfill Solar Development
In November 2015, the City of Hutchinson completed construction of a 400 kW solar array constructed on a capped landfill. The array is the first of its kind in Minnesota and will be a model for ushering in the solar revolution in Minnesota while minimizing environmental impacts of solar arrays.