Wilkin Co. community solar garden moving forward

Anyone in the county or adjacent counties can sign up to buy power from the garden, and would save about 10 percent off of retail costs. 

The Wilkin County Planning Commission heard a presentation from Scott Tempel, permitting specialist for Novel Energy Solutions, for a conditional use permit to install a 1 megawatt community solar garden on around 10 acres of land along Highway 75, near Wolverton, Minnesota.

The planning commission unanimously approved the conditional use permit, and recommended it go to the Wilkin County Board for approval at their next meeting. County commissioners Neal Folstad, Dennis Larson and Eric Klindt were present at the planning commission meeting.