Development News, the Line Media by Anna Pratt
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
On June 2, Minneapolis’s Kingfield neighborhood is hosting a tour of several new solar projects at local businesses. The tour includes Quality Coaches, Twin Town Guitars, and Pat’s Tap; tour participants can check out the businesses at their own pace.
TenKsolar, which developed the solar arrays, will be on hand displaying solar models at each stop. There’ll also be other activities at each site, including live music and a solar oven cooking demonstration. A $10,000 city climate change grant that the Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) received last year enabled a couple of the projects, according to Sarah Linnes-Robinson, the executive director of KFNA. Around the same time, Pat’s Tap pursued its solar installation independently, she says. Through the project, she says, “Our goal was to remove barriers for small businesses to install solar.”