The first ever Minnesota Solar Congress was held Saturday at the West Central Research and Outreach Center in Morris, attracting some 40 people from around the state to discuss all things solar powered. Virginia Rutter with Solar United Neighbors sees a bright future for solar in Minnesota.
The solar industry employs 4,256 people in the state of Minnesota, and over $1.2 billion has been invested in solar in the state through 2017. Rutter noted there is currently a job shortage for licensed electricians to install solar projects, especially in greater Minnesota.
One Congress attendee was George Posey, CEO of Global Synergy Powers out of Wayzata, who was impressed with the information provided.