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Good Energy: How solar can be a win for water, soil, farms, and pollinators

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

$30 – $45

Cost: $30 Fresh Energy members/Government employees/Students, $45 General admission

*Early bird discount tickets available through Thursday, April 26*



Solar is booming in Minnesota and across the country, creating a vital opportunity to plant deep-rooted native grasses around and under ground-mounted solar installations. Though early solar projects were planted with gravel, there is growing recognition that pollinator-friendly solar installations can help birds and butterflies as well as improve our water quality, soil, and crop yields. Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Jordan Macknick, a national energy-water-land expert at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Clare Lindahl, the CEO of the Soil and Water Conservation Society as we explore how we can make pollinator-friendly solar ‘business as usual’ in Minnesota and accelerate the practice elsewhere.

With a dynamic format, Fresh Energy’s Power Pairings breakfast events are an opportunity to hear two leaders share their expertise and participate in an engaging conversation around key energy issues facing Minnesota.


May 17, 2018
7:00 am - 8:30 am
$30 – $45


Fresh Energy


Town and Country Club
300 N. Mississippi River Blvd
Saint Paul, MN, MN 55101 United States
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