News Release

New Report on Nation's Leading Solar States

For Immediate Release

WHAT: Environment Minnesota will hold a news conference to release Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn From America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report ranking states according to their contribution to the nation’s solar energy capacity. The report also outlines the conditions and policies that have enabled a rise in solar energy across the country. This report comes just after Minnesota has enacted a landmark new solar energy law that is expected to increase solar energy in the state by more than 30-fold within the decade.

WHO:    Samantha Chadwick, Advocate, Environment Minnesota
              Cliff Kaehler, solar installer, Novel Energy Solutions
              Curt Shellum, solar contractor, Solar Connection
              Steve Vietor, construction electrician, Riverland College
              Lynn Hinkle, Minnesota Solar Energy Industries Association
              Other guests/speakers TBA

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 31, 2013
               10:30 AM

WHERE:  Riverland Community College, Albert Lea campus
               2200 Riverland Dr., Albert Lea, MN 56007

VISUALS: Building with solar panels
                 Electric vehicle charging station