Renewable Energy at Deep Portage

Going Green

Deep Portage is committed to creating a healthier world for both planet & people, and our campus is no exception. Since 2009, we have installed multiple solar, wind, and biomass systems to help our campus align with our goal of a sustainable future. These systems have saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs, and the renewable energy that we generate on site—combined with certified green energy that we purchase from Crow Wing Power—makes the Deep Portage campus 100% carbon-neutral.

 

Our experimentation with a variety of renewable energy systems also makes us a superb resource for those who are curious about how they can take similar steps. From STEM classes with visiting schools to renewable energy public programs, we are committed to helping people discover the potential of renewable energy.

 

Check out the links below to learn more about what Deep Portage is doing to create a cleaner, greener world.

If you'd like to visit Deep Portage and get an informational tour of our renewable energy systems, contact us!

SOLAR

Our solar installations keep our buildings warm and our lights on.

BIOMASS

Locally harvested wood keeps our buildings warm - and our planet cool.

WIND

Our 130 ft wind turbine generates electricity that keeps our facilities running.

VEHICLES

Our electric vehicles run off of the green energy we generate at Deep Portage.

SMALL STEPS

Every step counts - no matter how small. Here are some smaller ways we're making a difference.

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Renewables

How we're bringing renewable energy into the classroom.

Funding for our renewable energy initiatives has come from Minnesota DEED grants, LCCMR grants and Federal DOE grants as well as many individual donors to this campaign. We are grateful for their generosity and their commitment to a sustainable future. 

 

If you would like to learn even more about Deep Portage's renewable energy programs and how they help our organization, check out our Case Study for more details.