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Ray Senk, of rural Osage, had a 2kV solar system installed by West Central Telephone Association through the Zenergy program in 2010. He is already seeing energy savings on his electric bill from Itasca-Mantrap Electric Cooperative.

Solar energy being utilized by area homeowners

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Solar energy usage has been increasing in the Park Rapids area due in part to rebates and local contractors.

Energy from the sun is clean and free and virtually unlimited but needs photovoltaic technology in order to become electricity.


West Central Telephone Association, of Sebeka and Menahga, has been installing solar throughout the area.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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