Post-Bulletin: Walz touts benefits of investing in solar energy

Standing before a row of solar panels glistening in the sun, 1st District DFL Rep. Tim Walz said Wednesday that it’s critical America keeps encouraging renewable energy along with traditional energy sources.

To help make his case, Walz visited a solar project in Oronoco built last year by three local power cooperatives. The panels generate enough electricity to power 62 homes.

“There’s no mandate that said they had to go to solar,” he said. “They went to solar because it made economic sense. And that’s what I’ve always advocated for. We just need to let them play on a level playing field.”

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