Renewable energy holds great potential for Minnesota. Energy sources such as wind, sun, biofuels and biomass promise a significant boost to our state's economy while promoting an energy alternative that minimizes our impact on the environment.
In 2004, the University of Minnesota commissioned the Renewable Energy Research and Demonstration Center (RERDC) at the WCROC. The RERDC hosts a variety of renewable energy projects with the dual purpose of generating greater knowledge about renewable energy production and educating the public about energy alternative to fossil fuel sources.
More information about the renewable and sustainable research projects taking place including wind turbine production at the WCROC can be found on the Renewable Energy Initiatives website.