About the MEC

The Metropolitan Energy Coalition (MEC), comprised of commissioners from Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington counties, members of the Metropolitan Council and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, engages in matters of strategic interest to meet the needs of Minnesota Counties to secure safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally responsible energy sources. The MEC works to develop renewable energy sources, improve the efficiency with which energy resources are utilized, and contribute to Minnesota becoming energy independent.

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Cost of Solar

The economics of solar PV in Minnesota are currently less attractive than in some regions of the country, though it is improving as the cost of solar continues to drop. Read more...

Evaluate a Site for Solar

There are two recommended levels of solar site evaluation: 1. A project solar screening, which is a high-level, preliminary analysis used to determine a site’s likely viability...Read more...

Making Sense of the Numbers

The solar market is rapidly evolving and costs change drastically from one year to the next. Any project cost numbers should be rigorously checked... Read more...