Fact check: Is snow on solar panels a problem for clean energy goals?

Energy News Network: On the day Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced a goal of powering his state entirely by renewable electricity by 2050, a rural Republican legislator threw snow on the proposal in a Facebook post.

Rep. Jeremy Munson’s photograph of snow-covered solar panels was accompanied by a pointed a rebuke of Walz’s vision: “On my commute to the Capitol this morning, I saw the $10 million industrial solar array in Waterville is still covered with snow and ice. Walz announced his 100% renewable energy mandate today. Anyone see a problem here?”

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