Solar Demonstration Project

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Our solar project is up and running at our Baudette office!  The purpose of this project is to evaluate how solar power will work in northern Minnesota, and save time and money for our members who are interested in solar.

We hope to get answers for questions you may have, which might include:

  • Will the solar panels stay snow free in the winter?
  • What is the actual payback?
  • How much troubleshooting is there?

Check out the link below to see the power generated by these solar panels, and stay tuned for more information on this solar project!

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Off-Peak Heating

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Believe it or not, heating season is just around the corner.  Now is a great time to think about your electric heat options in preparation for the upcoming heating season.  This publication, Electric Heating Today, is a great resource for members who are considering their electric heat options.  Check it out!

The Cooperative Difference

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Here’s another example of the “cooperative difference”!

Today North Star Electric presented a $10,000 check to go toward the purchase of hydraulic lift equipment for the Lake of the Woods Ambulance Service. This $10,000 donation was from both North Star’s unclaimed capital credit fund and from CoBank’s Sharing Success Program. Pictured in this photo:
Jason Breuer, Jaime Boretski-LaValla, Phil Talmage, Carrie Davidson, Randy Bergan, Julian Brzoznowski, Reed McFarlane, Steve Arnesen, Mike Trueman, Bobby Jo Castle, and Mike Larson. These individuals represent the organizations that have been fundraising for the $32,000 project to purchase hydraulic lift equipment for the ambulances. They include the local EMT’s, LakeWood Regional Healthcare Foundation, the Rotary Club, and North Star Electric Cooperative.

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