A Lincoln Park solar garden is set to be complete by the end of December, and a Duluth nonprofit is seeking additional public donations to help fund it.
Ecolibrium3 is constructing a garden of solar panels between Interstate 35 and West Michigan Street, which will help power a transitional housing project for homeless veterans and the homes of families who struggle to pay utility bills, according to a news release.
The 40-kilowatt panels have a lifespan of more than 25 years. Generating over $300,000 in renewable power, the panels are expected to help over 500 families and numerous veterans who use the Duluth Veterans’ Place.
While the project is near its fundraising goal, California investment firm Left Coast Fund will provide up to $25,000 in matching funds for new donations.
The project was initially launched with help from Minnesota Power.
People can donate and have funds match until Sept. 30 at ecolibrium3.org/lincoln-park-solar-garden.