All Energy Solar - News Articles & Press Releases

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Press Releases

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Kenosha solar group buy program deadline extended into 2022
[PR Newswire]

The Kenosha Area Solar Group Buy program aimed at boosting solar energy in Kenosha and eastern Wisconsin has been extended through the end of April, 2022.

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Kenosha Area group buy program to help community transition to solar energy [PR Newswire]

All Energy Solar and Blackbird Gen LLC offer a limited campaign to boost solar energy in Kenosha and eastern Wisconsin through a group purchase solar rebate incentive.

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Solar panels at four Riverton Community Housing co-ops meet community savings and sustainability goals [PR Newswire]

Four solar arrays at Riverton Community Housing co-op locations help the organization advance its mission to provide accessible, affordable student housing.

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All Energy Solar Partners with Wisconsin Organizations to Bring More Solar Power to Jefferson & Waukesha Counties [PR Newswire]

Homeowners and businesses in Jefferson and Waukesha counties of Wisconsin were invited to join a solar group purchase program to access competitive prices through the power of volume purchasing.

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All Energy Solar Adds Location in Madison to Meet Increased Solar Demand [All Energy Solar Blog]

Four solar arrays at Riverton Community Housing co-op locations help the organization advance its mission to provide accessible, affordable student housing.

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All Energy Solar Is Back on Top (Of Roofs), Installing Panels to Meet Solar Demand [BusinessWire]

Once solar installation was deemed an essential service, All Energy Solar wasted no time getting crews trained in on new safety procedures so they could get back to work.

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More All Energy Solar news coming soon
[All Energy Solar Blog]

Four solar arrays at Riverton Community Housing co-op locations help the organization advance its mission to provide accessible, affordable student housing.

 


News Articles

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Carthage students create marketing company to promote renewable energy [The Journal Times]

Working with All Energy Solar, Blackbird Gen has developed a group-buy program for residents to purchase solar panels and maximize savings by way of rebates for their purchase.

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What Is the Best Solar Company in Massachusetts?
[EcoWatch]

Are you a homeowner in the Bay State looking to take advantage of the benefits of solar energy? All Energy Solar's Chicopee location is one of the highest rated by satisfied customers.

Carthage students create Blackbird Gen marketing company

Carthage students create Blackbird Gen marketing company
[Racine County Eye]

These students are  dedicated to lowering the cost of renewable energy for Wisconsin residents and have started a marketing business to facilitate the installation of solar panels.

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Utilities continue to slow-walk solar connection to the grid (conflict of interest much?) [Red, Green & Blue]

Requiring utilities to interconnect distributed energy generators from third parties— such as residential solar power systems — creates a breeding ground for interconnection issues.

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Minnesota solar installer bankruptcies leave unfinished projects, calls for better oversight [Energy News Network]

The state’s solar energy trade group has made improving consumer protections a priority after a string of bankruptcies in recent years left dozens of customers stuck with unfinished projects.

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Carthage students form business to promote renewable energy [Kenosha News]

Two students formed a limited liability company committed to the environment and sustainable renewable energy. Their first partnership with All Energy Solar will bring more solar to the Kenosha area.

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Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects [Energy News Network]

The utility says it’s working to improve its process, but some in the solar energy industry say legislation or an investigation is needed to fix the problems.

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First round of ‘Grow Solar’ homeowners prepare for installation [Greater Milwaukee News & Events]

The first round of residents who signed up for the Grow Solar Jefferson/Waukesha program are expecting to have solar power panels installed on their homes soon.

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Grow Solar Jefferson and Waukesha Counties reaches goal, lowers price for solar [Daily Jefferson County Union]

The Grow Solar Jefferson and Waukesha Counties program has reached its first goal of 50 collective kilowatts of new solar energy installation projects.

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Minnesota clean energy proponents see 100,000 workers in a few years [Star Tribune]

Minnesota employs more clean-energy workers than lawyers, accountants, web developers and real estate agents combined, according to a clean-energy jobs report.

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All Energy installs 400 kW of rooftop solar for University of Minnesota student housing co-ops [Solar Power World]

The solar installations at four Riverton Community Housing locations in Minneapolis were completed just in time for University of Minnesota students to head back to campus.

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Solar Energy Has Bright Outlook in Food Retail
[Food Marketing Institute]

Grocers and retailers that invest in solar panels may have increased upfront costs, but over time they will benefit from more predictable energy costs and reduced business operation expenses

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Grid congestion caps Minnesota town’s rooftop solar ambitions
[Energy News]

The explosive growth of solar in some Minnesota communities has projects stalled or canceled over expensive grid upgrades required to accommodate the distributed energy capacity. 

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Minnesota PUC fined Xcel Energy $1 million for interconnection delays and two solar companies are to thank [Solar Builder]

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission fined Xcel Energy $1 million for exceeding a maximum number of customer complaints due to delays in its processing of solar project interconnections.

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State regulators fine Xcel Energy $1M over dispute with solar developers [Star Tribune]

Roughly 120 complaints were filed by All Energy Solar on behalf of customers and against Xcel Energy over delays in the utility connecting solar projects to the electricity grid.

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Minnesota's solar trade tested, but not bowed, by 2020
[Star Tribune]

"it was a good year, but not the year we had hoped for," said Michael Allen, Co-Founder, All Energy Solar. "We installed more than in 2019. The stress levels, thanks to COVID-19, were at an all-time high."

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The 5 most unusual U.S. solar installations of 2020
[Solar Power World]

New rooftop and ground-mounted solar installations are completed daily, but some unique designs manage to stick out. Here are five of the most unusual solar installations in 2020.

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Solar Builder names Editor’s Choice Award winners for 2020 [Solar Building Magazine]

In a variety of categories from the Most Resilient to the Coolest Carport, here are the 2020 Solar Builder Editor’s Choice Award winners, including the MoZaic East project.

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Local Businesses in Minnesota, around U.S. make it easier for employees to vote [Star Tribune]

Businesses like All Energy Solar hired consultants to help employees find their polling places, information on candidates and how to vote by mail or at early-voting locations.

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Solar industry-Xcel flap won't dim long-term growth of Minnesota industry [Star Tribune]

Solar energy installers and developers have filed 120 complaints with Minnesota utility regulators against Xcel Energy for delays in its approval process.

Logan Park resident saves with solar energy

Logan Park resident saves with solar energy
[My Northeaster]

Ben’s garage gets enough clear sunshine to make it worth putting solar panels on the roof. He believes he’ll recoup the cost in seven or eight years of energy savings.

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Going solar: Southside ramping up renewal energy output
[Longfellow Nokomis Messenger]

More than 70 solar arrays have been installed in Greater Longfellow and Nokomis East. Cumulatively, these projects are able to produce over 2.2 megawatts of renewal energy.

Minnesota solar developers fault Xcel for delays in their projects

Minnesota solar developers fault Xcel for delays in their projects [Star Tribune]

Minnesota solar-energy developers proposed projects — from rooftop arrays to community solar gardens — are suffering long delays at the hands of Xcel Energy.

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All Energy Solar completes unusual Minnesota solar project meant to double as art installation [Solar Power World]

The solar panels system now provides clean solar energy to the MoZaic East commercial building to complement the building’s LEED Gold certification.

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Minneapolis Solar Installation Mixing Art and Clean Energy
[Washington Times]

All Energy Solar designed and installed the system, featuring panels angled off the building’s south elevation at varying degrees, creating a wave-like pattern.

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Functional Art Solar Project in Uptown Minneapolis
[Natural Awakenings]

An eight-story, block-long solar installation unlike any other now overlooks Minneapolis’ busy Uptown neighborhood on the side of the MoZaic East building.

Solar installers say they’re waiting too long for Xcel Energy grid connections

Solar installers say they’re waiting too long for Xcel Energy grid connections [Energy News]

Minnesota solar installers say they are facing frustrating delays from the state’s largest utility despite new rules meant to speed up approval of grid connections.

Minneapolis solar installation blends public art and on-site generation

Minneapolis solar installation blends public art and on-site generation [Energy News]

MoZaic East’s developers worked with artists, engineers, designers and architects to create the unique solar installation in the Uptown neighborhood.

Sustainable Solar projects advance despite clean-job losses

Sustainable: Solar projects advance despite clean-job losses
[Finance & Commerce]

Minnesota’s clean jobs economy has taken a hit since investments by businesses and consumers began scaling back as COVID-19 started shutting down the state’s economy.

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Solar power continues growth
[Mankato Free Press]

Solar power continues to grow throughout the region and state, helped by federal and state incentives and by desire to lower electric costs and reduce reliance on coal and natural gas.

Northeast metro residents switching to solar energy

Northeast metro residents switching to solar energy
[White Bear Press]

Solar energy has been around for a while, but the panels in our community sure haven’t. Many residents are now switching to solar energy, and for good reason.

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All Energy Solar completes Smart Data Solutions solar installation
[Solar Power World]

All Energy Solar has completed its rooftop solar installation for Smart Data Solutions, a Minnesota-based collateral-processing and workflow automation service.

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Switching to solar: investing in renewable energy
[SW News Media]

Chuck convinced his family to install solar panels in 2019. “It just seemed like we should do our part in generating our own electricity,” he said.

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On Minnesota rooftops, ‘essential’ work continues for solar installers [Energy News]

Minnesota solar installers say they have been able to continue work on rooftops with only limited disruptions so far from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saving With Solar [City Lifestyle Minneapolis Lakes]
[Magazine]

Solar power has been in use for over 50 years and during that time has become more efficient and affordable. Solar panels can generate enough electricity to power your entire home.

Minnesota solar industry says pandemic increases pressure for legislation

Minnesota solar industry says pandemic increases pressure for legislation [Energy News]

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Minnesota’s solar power industry wants lawmakers to increase the budget for a solar program funded by Xcel Energy.. 

All Energy Solar celebrates 10-year anniversary

All Energy Solar celebrates 10-year anniversary
[Midway Como Frogtown Monitor]

All Energy Solar is a company that designs, installs, and monitors solar power systems for homes and businesses – and they’ve been doing it for more than 10 years.

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Plenty of Sunshine Headed Our Way: Minnesotans Go Solar
[Natural Awakenings]

Minnesota may have a reputation for frigid temperatures, but we have plenty of sunshine to fuel solar panels which collect light even on cloudy days. 

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New Solar energy warehouse adds to renewable energy efforts in Wisconsin [Badger Herald]

All Energy Solar, an energy company specializing in designing, installing and implementing solar solutions, opened a warehouse and office space in Madison, Wisconsin. 

New solar panels power Millstream building

New solar panels power Millstream building
[Newsleaders]

Climbing to the top of Millstream Shops & Lofts in downtown St. Joseph, Minnesota, reveals a roof filled with solar panels to power common areas of the building and other spaces. 

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Minnesota firms grow an industry focused on renewable energy, conservation and software analytics [Star Tribune]

These small businesses are the growth leaders of the state's economy, at the intersection of energy efficiency, renewables, environmental considerations and technology.

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These Twin Cities households are run by the sun
[Star Tribune]

Thinking about going solar? These Twin Cities homeowners shared their knowledge about and experiences with their rooftop solar energy systems.

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Solar convert: green energy equals money in the bank
[Duluth News Tribune]

It’s one of the more robust residential systems in the Northland, designed so the system will create 100 percent of the energy needed while sending the rest to the power grid.

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Are solar panels worth it?
[Kare11]

Karl of northeast Minneapolis had solar panels installed at his home. He'd seen some neighbors with them, and billboards advertising the tax rebates and incentives. 

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Mahtomedi Area Solar Co-op selects All Energy Solar to serve group [White Bear Press]

The Mahtomedi Area Solar Co-op selected All Energy Solar to install solar panels for its group buy program. Co-op participants selected All Energy Solar over two other firms.  

Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to cover more commercial projects

Minnesota adjusts solar incentives to cover more commercial projects [Energy New Network]

Minnesota solar industry leaders are hopeful changes to two utility incentive programs will bring new commercial development to the state. 

Albertville family discovers solar energy rebates

Albertville family discovers solar energy rebates
[Hometown Source Press & News]

“Just because you live in Minnesota doesn’t mean you can’t have solar energy,” said Matt R., of Albertville. He and his wife Ann expect to save money with their solar panels in the long run.

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St. Paul company is one of first in country to install Tesla's Powerwall [Star Tribune]

In 2017, All Energy Solar Began selling Tesla Powerwall battery, which can store power generated by solar panels during the day and disperse it during the evening. 

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Residential, commercial solar use continues to shine in Northfield
[SouthernMinn.com]

As the Made in Minnesota solar incentive program entered its third year, the number of people who were looking to join, and the number already participating continued to climb. 

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Great-grandmother goes solar in Plymouth, calls it her birthday gift to the future [Star Tribune]

For her 90th birthday, Alice installed solar panels on the roof of her Plymouth home. She wanted to give a gift to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 


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Driving on sunshine with electric vehicles and solar power
[Bring Me The News]

When it comes to charging an electric vehicle at home, doing it through self-provided solar energy is also the most cost-effective means available.

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Solar at Riverton Community Housing co-ops meet savings and sustainability goals [Bring Me The News]

Four solar arrays at Riverton Community Housing co-op locations help the organization advance its mission to provide accessible, affordable student housing.

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Common solar energy myths that could be costing you [Bring Me The News]

Many products that haven’t reached full market saturation are surrounded by misinformation. Take a look at common solar myths that could be costing you money.

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Why solar panels are the best home improvement project for 2021
[Bring Me The News]

Installing solar panels pays for itself regardless of whether the property is sold and they can return their value three or four times over the course of its structural lifespan.

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Commit to clean, green, renewable energy every day of the year [Bring Me The News]

Could switching to solar be part of your plan for reducing your carbon footprint? You could make a difference and improve the energy independence of your local community.

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End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar
[Bring Me The News]

Utility payments are a recurring monthly expense that continues to add up year over year with nothing to show for it. But what if it could be different? All Energy Solar explains how.

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Act soon to take advantage of incentives, rebates that put solar within reach [Mpls.St.Paul Magazine]

Knowing what rebates and incentives are available, how they work and how an individual or business can apply for them may help more people take advantage of them.

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Explore solar power during the autumn season
[Midwest Home]

Solar power benefits aren’t as seasonal as you may think. While summer days are great for long hours of sunlight, autumn can be the perfect season for energy production.

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Creative Solar Installation Designed to Inspire More Businesses, Residents to Consider Solar [Mpls.St.Paul Magazine]

Clean, reliable solar is more versatile and beautiful than ever The MoZaic East solar array from All Energy Solar is an example of out-of-the-box sustainability, energy independence.

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Ask the Expert: All Energy Solar
[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine]

"Is solar a good investment?" A short series of questions revolving around solar power answered by All Energy Solar CEO and Co-Founder Michael Allen.

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Save 26% off the cost of solar power in 2020
[Midwest Home]

Residential and commercial solar customers are eligible for a federal tax credit for 26 percent of the cost of their system, but time is running out to take advantage of this incentive.

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All Energy Solar Is Back on Top (Of Roofs), Installing Panels to Meet Solar Demand [Mpls.St.Paul Magazine]

Once solar installation was deemed an essential service, All Energy Solar wasted no time getting crews trained in on new safety procedures so they could get back to work.

What Size Home Solar Installation Is Right For You

What Size Home Solar Installation Is Right For You?
[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine]

Going solar is a big investment. Some of the first questions you’ll have are "How big should my installation be? How many kilowatts of sun power? And how many panels?"

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All Energy Solar’s Solar Energy Projects Near Home
[Midwest Home]

Just as it is in other sunnier parts of the country, solar energy is hard at work in the Midwest, too. Here are some nearby projects from All Energy Solar.

Solar Benefits That Might Make Your Neighbors Jealous

Solar Benefits That Might Make Your Neighbors Jealous
[Mpls.St.Paul Magazine]

After new solar panels are up, running, and saving money on energy, you may find your neighbors eyeing your home and wondering if they should switch to solar..

 

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