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Vikings Gain Wind Energy Credits For Metrodome Through Partnership With Juhl Wind

The Vikings will "use wind energy credits from Juhl Wind Inc., a small wind developer in southwestern Minnesota, to offset the carbon footprint of the Metrodome this season," according to Leslie Brooks Suzukamo of the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS. This effort is a first for Juhl Wind, which is "trading its credits as part of a sponsorship deal with the Vikings." Juhl Wind VP/Project Development Corey Juhl said, "It's part of our strategy to get our name out there." The company will "provide 520,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable energy credits over the eight regular season home games." Juhl said that the credits "offset the electricity used throughout the Metrodome, covering everything from the concession stands to the scoreboards and making the Vikings one of the only National Football League teams to play in a 100 percent green-powered facility during the entire 2012-2013 season" (TWINCITIES.com, 9/13).
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