In the same 736 page report (noted below) it states that the electric utility will need to bring on-line a total of 1,109 megawatts of capacity by the year 2024 to meet the estimated demand. California has brought on-line 1,148
megawatts to date of diversified solar PV (many of the 81,100+ systems are installed for residential and commercial customers on unused roof space) in the last 10 years and has created new job estimates as high as 50,000.
Granted solar PV only works when the sun shines but the beauty is that it very closely matches the power load curve of the power company which experiences most of their load during the same time frame that the sun is shining.
The economic benefits would be enormous as diversified solar PV could bring in billions of dollars to stimulate local
Minnesota economies while creating many 10's of thousands of wide ranging secure jobs.
Now that it has been in the news regarding the government's $4 billion a year in oil subsidies, renewable energy
should receive a level playing field. Ask your politicians to support Solar PV by creating legislation equal to or better than the other leading solar states.