Shining Bright: Solar Power Continues Growth

Joel Hanif, community development planner for the Region Nine Development Commission, hopes to help spur even more interest in solar by getting the region qualified as a SolSmart designated region.

“There’s no guaranteed funding that comes with it, but it might make Region Nine competitive for other solar programs if there are grants down the line if we show we did the legwork.”

Hanif said the SolSmart designation also creates more public awareness and education about the benefits of solar power.

View the full Minnesota Valley Business June 2020 article.