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Coal to sun: Regulators approve 460 MW solar project for Minnesota

Regulators in Minnesota approved Xcel Energy’s Sherco Solar Project, a 460 MW plant that would be among the largest solar facilities in the upper Midwest.

The Public Utilities Commission earlier had approved the site permit for the two-parcel facility in Sherburne County, northwest of Minneapolis. Its most recent decision on September 15 found the project to be a cost-effective resource for the company to acquire and build.

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