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Report: Solar more cost effective than natural gas


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A new report from a Minnesota university shows adding energy storage may be a cost effective way to help meet the state's electricity demand.

University of Minnesota's Energy Transition Lab presented its report to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission this month, Minnesota Public Radio ( reported. The commission recommended the state pursue energy storage pilot projects.

Natural gas power plants are typically used during peak demand because they can be ramped up and down quickly. New natural gas plants generating about 1,800 megawatts are p...

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