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Solar panel and battery storage equipment has been installed at Brainerd Public

PUC cites solar savings


Let it shine. 

Brainerd Public Utilities, using state and federal grants, has installed an array of solar panels on the roof of its offices on Highland Scenic Road in Baxter. 

The purpose, said Scott Sjolund, Brainerd Public Utilities technology supervisor, will be to cut back on peak electricity use times at the facility

“Ideally, it’s going to shave the peak with it, which saves the utility the most money and in turn helps us keep our rates down,” Sjolund said. 

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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