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Posted on: December 20, 2018

Battle of the Parks

From June through August two Maplewood manufactured home parks (Beaver Lake Estates and Rolling Hills Estates) representing over 500 homes, battled to be the “biggest energy losers.” Homeowners signed up for Home Energy Squad visits at...

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Seasons Stories
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Solar for Homeowners

By Ted Redmond, Co-Owner of paleBLUEdot and Environmental and Natural Resources Commissioner

It might seem ironic but Minnesota is a great state for solar. Even during our frigid winters, we still experience a significant number of sun-drenched days. If you are unfamiliar with solar or unsure exactly how to “go solar.” Here ar...

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Seasons Stories
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Re-Energize Your Home

In 2016 the City sponsored the Energize Maplewood! Energy Challenge where 98 households of friends, neighbors, and colleagues competed on twelve teams to save the most energy to become the City’s "biggest energy losers".  Duri...

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Seasons Stories
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Renewable Energy for Businesses

By Ted Redmond, Co-Owner of paleBLUEdot and Environmental and Natural Resources Commissioner

For businesses, installing solar panels on your roof, over your parking lot, or on an under-utilized section of your site can provide your business with a number of benefits. Many business owners are unfamiliar with solar PV and are unsure what the benefi...

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Seasons Stories
Posted on: December 20, 2018

Re-Energize your Business

As one of the Energize Maplewood! actions in 2016, the City conducted the Benchmark Your Business program to help businesses measure, reduce, and manage their energy use.  Since that program, these organizations have reduced their annual electric...

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Seasons Stories
Posted on: December 21, 2018

Renewable Energy for Renters

By Ted Redmond, Co-Owner of paleBLUEdot and Environmental and Natural Resources Commissioner

If you own your home, installing solar panels on your roof is a sound financial decision in almost every state in the nation. But what if you are a renter? How can you benefit from solar energy? Here are a few ways renters can make their electricity use &...

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Seasons Stories
Posted on: December 20, 2018

The Solar “Top 30”

We conducted a rooftop survey of all buildings in Maplewood, identified 30 buildings which are ideal solar PV sites that represent a range of building types found in Maplewood.  We then developed detailed solar feasibility assessments of these &a...

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