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Real-time displays and on-site signage make the S.E.S. renewable energy project a valuable learning tool for the school and community.

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School of Environmental Studies
12155 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Apple Valley, MN 55124

School of Environmental Studies Renewable Energy Project

The renewable energy educational project started as an idea in the minds of the School of Environmental Studies students. With the support and direction of staff members, the students worked with Dakota Electric Association, CNH Architects and Apple Valley city officials to build a project that would generate electricity and learning opportunities.

A special thank you to the students and staff for being the driving force in making this project a reality as well as Great River Energy, CNH Architects and other organizations that donated time, resources and financial support.

Project Components

Solar Panels



Two 1-kilowatt solar
arrays generate
electricity at the site.

Wind Turbine



A 20-kilowatt wind
turbine also generates
electricity.

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Sustainable Building



A building highlighting
sustainable design houses
many of the project's
electrical components.

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