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Wind, Solar Powering Kalispell Convenience Store

Posted on: February 6, 2012

The Midway Mini Mart in Kalispell is home to a newly installed renewable energy system. The hybrid system is comprised of both a 40-panel solar array and a wind turbine. According to a report in the Daily Inter Lake, owners Dan and Melody Scheffer received a grant from the Rural Energy for America Program, which paid for more than half of the $155,000 system. The system is expected to generate about 20 percent of the store’s energy needs. The wind turbine is said to be the first commercial turbine in the Flathead Valley. Read the full story at

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