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Local View: Far from a drain, solar power a huge asset to society

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Net Energy Metering   
Minnesota   
2016
As the country increasingly transitions to a renewable energy future, many utilities are ferociously resisting solar energy, often claiming homeowners who have solar arrays are pushing the costs of maintaining the grid onto other customers. Some utilities have placed punitively high fixed charges on solar arrays to diminish their economic viability — including here in Minnesota.