Dairyland Power has signed an agreement with Minnesota -Three, LLC, to purchase the renewable energy produced by a planned large solar facility to be located north of Rochester along Highway 52.
The new solar installation will be 517 kilowatts and should produce enough energy to power nearly 60 homes.
The facility will be located in the Oronoco Crossings business park and will be interconnected with the People's Energy Cooperative power delivery system
Construction of the new facility is expected to begin this spring and be completed by June First.
According to a press release, the solar installation will be developed, owned and managed by Minnesota-Three, LLC, which owns three Dairyland member cooperatives including Tri-County Electric in Rushford, and cooperatives in Albert Lea and Oronoco.