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Rows and rows of solar panels make up a Slayton solar farm that covers an area roughly equal to 7 1/2 football fields.

From crops to sunshine: Solar panels up and running

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SLAYTON -- Residents of southwest Minnesota have another reason to be proud, as Slayton is now the home of the largest solar-electric generator in the state.

The solar panels, which produce two megawatts of electricity -- enough to power 250 homes -- are connected to the Xcel Energy distribution system and were turned on Jan 4.

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Alyson Buschena
Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at http://throughthelookingglass.areavoices.com.
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