The story of how the US government will find a clean energy solution for the future
Minnesota has a unique place in the US, with a large share of its energy being produced by hydroelectric dams, wind turbines and solar panels.
But the US has a long history of relying on fossil fuels to produce the energy it needs, including the petroleum and coal used to power the nation’s trains and airplanes.
Now, however, a group of researchers says it is looking at ways to use clean and renewable energy to power Minnesota homes and businesses.
In a paper published in the journal Nature Energy, researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University at Buffalo said that the technology could be used to reduce the need for fossil fuels in the power sector.
In the paper, published in Nature Energy on Tuesday, the researchers propose using solar panels to provide electricity for about 6,000 Minnesota homes.
This could help solve Minnesota’s energy shortage, and it would be a huge step forward for renewable energy, the paper said.
The researchers said that this could provide more than 30% of Minnesota’s power by 2050, a figure that could have a profound impact on the state’s energy economy.
The paper’s lead author is Dr. William W. Schulz, who is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the university.
He said the paper was not about renewable energy alone, but also a number of other energy technologies that could help reduce the impact of climate change.
For example, he said, there could be uses for electric vehicles that use hydrogen or other clean energy sources to produce power.
Solar panels have been used in the past in a number, but this is the first time that they’ve been put to the test with homes and commercial buildings, he told Al Jazeera.
It would also help with the transmission of electricity and the building of transmission lines to provide backup.
Schutz said that he and his team were particularly interested in the possibilities for using this technology in the Minnesota metro area because it is a region that is already facing an energy shortage.
Minnesota is currently facing an acute energy shortage in parts of the state, and Schulz said that a large part of the solution is the transmission grid.
He pointed out that the current grid system is built using natural gas.
“You’re using a natural gas system, but it’s not efficient,” Schulz told Aljazeera.
“It is very expensive, so it is very inefficient.”
In the US itself, the state is also facing a shortage of electricity due to the impact that climate change is having on global temperatures.
Schultz said that Minnesota could help bridge the gap by looking at how other energy sources, such as hydropower, could help address the power shortfall in the state.
He added that this research could also help to find ways to increase the amount of renewable energy available in Minnesota.
The research was funded by the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which is tasked with working with states and federal agencies to develop clean and energy solutions.
Al Jazeera’s Peter Dziedzic reports from Minneapolis.