Last year the solar garden was just a plan, now it's beginning to take shape.

The solar garden, which you can see from I35 right next to the M&H gas station on the corner of W Superior St. and W Michigan St. put up its first panels this week.

When completed the garden will produce 40-kilowatts of energy and be made of 120 solar panels and generate over $300,000 in renewable energy in its expected 25-year lifespan.

Over the last week or so crews have been busy pouring concrete fountains and installing steel poles, installing brackets, panels, and electrical components.

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The energy generated will be allocated to the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans and our Emergency Energy Fund.

Ecolibrium3 is leading the project with a variety of local partners, they say that they'll plan a grand opening celebration at some point.





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