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Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is a new way to finance energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to the buildings of commercial property owners, and it’s taking off in Minnesota.

PACE financing sheds light on major energy savings at Blue Line Travel Center in Worthington, MN

Blue Line Travel CenterLarry and Deb Potter own Blue Line Travel Center in Worthington, MN. For a long time they thought about saving energy with lighting upgrades, but they couldn’t find the right financing to get it done. The availability of PACE financing shed new light on their goals.

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Parkwood Place in Mountain Lake, MN saving on energy costs with efficiency upgrades through PACE

Parkwood PlaceParkwood Place in Mountain Lake, MN provides assisted living and senior care options for elderly adults. They recently utilized the Rural Minnesota Energy Board’s Property Assessed Clean Energy—or PACE—program to finance energy efficiency upgrades in their facility.

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Richmond, MN campground installs solar PV array using PACE financing

Cozy Corners CampgroundWhen Cozy Corners Campground is at max capacity in the summer, their electric bill can top $10,000 a month. Driven by a desire to make a positive impact and reduce these astronomical bills, owners George and Kathy Meyers installed solar using PACE financing.

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