In addition to the more than 2,000 wind sector jobs in Minnesota, wind farms generate $7.4 billion in capital benefits for communities across the state. In 2019 alone, 26 Minnesota counties received more than $12 million in production tax revenue according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue.
The hybrid project in Pelican Rapids represents the culmination of a lot of Dan’s long-held beliefs about local energy, communities and economic development.
“I think that distributed renewable technologies, this technology that we’ve developed is going to be a very big part of the future of rural Minnesota’s energy game. Because it just makes so much sense. You can plug this in right next to where the power is being consumed. The jobs stay here, the money stays here. It’s a win-win situation for rural Minnesota,” Dan tells us.