Winona, Minnesota [Winona Daily News] The city of Winona … has been approved for almost $1.9 million in interest-free financing to build solar panels … The Internal Revenue Service will allow the city to sell $1,885,000 in no-interest bonds, known as Clean Renewable Energy Bonds. The government uses the program to support an array of renewable energy projects, including solar, biomass and wind. Winona County recently received $3.2 million for a proposed wind turbine project in Mount Vernon Township. … The IRS funded 610 projects this year. More than 100 were wind-based, ranging from large wind farms to single turbines.