The owners of Happy Energy solar energy system in Duluth, Minn., have announced that they are now using a new method of power generation, and that it’s cheaper to do so than the traditional power lines that were once used.
The new technology was first announced in December, but the Minnesota-based company has since moved the news to its website.
The company’s CEO said in a press release that they will continue using a solar power system that is much smaller than the original one, and will be able to deliver on their promises to deliver a 50 percent savings to the customer in energy costs.
The announcement comes just days after another solar company, SunEdison, announced it is building a 100-megawatt solar system in Minnesota, which the company says is going to be used by a family of four.
Happy Energy’s announcement came just days before SolarCity said it is using a similar new technology to produce energy, but that the company is now looking to make its technology a viable solution to the state’s energy challenges.
The Twin Cities area, which is one of the most energy-intensive regions in the country, has seen a massive increase in solar installations since the new solar power came online.
The Minnesota Power Authority (MPIA) is looking to add 10 gigawatts of new solar energy capacity in the state this year.
SunEdison’s solar power project is a part of that effort, with the company saying it expects to produce enough electricity for the entire metro area by 2019.
Sun edison’s announcement comes as a number of other solar companies have announced plans to build solar power plants in the Twin Cities.
SolarCity announced plans in January to build two solar power projects in the area, and the Minnesota Solar Energy Association announced in February that it is planning a project in the Duluth area.