Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) and REAL Solar
RREAL and REAL Solar - 3963 8th St SW, Backus, MN
This site is home to the non-profit Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) and it's sister organization REAL Solar. RREAL has provided more than 400 solar energy systems to low-income households in partnership with a variety of agencies across the state. REAL Solar is a design-build for-profit corporation installing solar electric and solar thermal systems.
You'll be able to see a 4.472 kW ground mounted solar PV (electric) system as well as a 1.892 kW awning mount solar PV system.
There is also solar powered water pumping station.
You can also see several installations of Solar Powered Furnaces (SPF) or air heating collectors which can be used for space heating. These are designed by the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL).