Renewable Energy

The Wellstone Solar Thermal PanelsAbout 76 percent of Minneapolis’ electricity comes from coal, natural gas, petroleum, and nuclear: nonrenewable energy sources that have serious environmental and socioeconomic costs. Fortunately, the state of Minnesota has enormous potential for renewable energy production from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower. Expansion of these renewable energy sources can benefit both the environment and our regional economy.

What Minneapolis is Doing

Opportunities to use renewable energy sources exist for homes, businesses, and institutions alike. The City of Minneapolis strives to be a leader in implementing renewable energy projects. Examples of renewable energy initiatives undertaken in Minneapolis include:

Last updated Jul 15, 2014