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VIDEO: Solar on Residential Rooftops

April 26, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

New technology is making it possible and practical for photovoltaic installations to work on residential rooftops. Innovative reflective arrays, developed in Minnesota by TenKSolar and 3M, make PV panels space efficient and ramp up the energy production.

Applied Energy Innovations is a vertically integrated renewable energy contractor based in Minneapolis. They expect to see more installations, due in part to smart energy policy and rebates offered from Xcel Energy for renewable energy production using Minnesota-made products. The installation on this house will earn a $5-per-watt rebate.


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