Minnesota Solar

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The 5 Year Solar Investment Tax Credit Extension

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 by admin

On December 16th, 2015 Congress and the House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill. There was a provision in this bill to extend the Solar Investment Tax [read more…]

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Minnesota Solar Tax Exemptions

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 by admin

In addition to the current Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that gives you 30% off the cost of your solar system, there are several other solar tax exemptions that the [read more…]

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Minnesota’s Solar Potential

Posted on: December 10th, 2015 by admin

The state of Minnesota has no fossil fuel reserves at all – no natural gas, no coal, and no oil. However, it does have resources of another kind. Solar energy [read more…]

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A Brief Introduction to Micro-Inverters, String Inverters, and Optimizers

Posted on: October 9th, 2015 by admin

Like any electrical system, a solar array needs a way to manage the flow of electrical energy. In order to avoid damaging your household electronics, the electrical grid, and your [read more…]

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How Does Solar*Rewards Work?

Posted on: September 11th, 2015 by admin

Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards incentive pays annually at 8 cents per kWh produced by your solar photovoltaic system for 10 years. In addition to the annual incentive payments, you lower your electricity [read more…]

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How Do I Pay For Solar?

Posted on: September 4th, 2015 by admin

Solar gives you energy independence, greatly reduces your carbon footprint, and saves you money over the long term. Even though the cost of solar power has come down a lot [read more…]

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Independence, Stewardship, and Solar

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by admin

As we drove up to the Johnson farm near Hinckley, we were greeted by several large, exotic-looking speckled birds that glared at us reproachfully, and proceeded to trot away, shrieking [read more…]

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Solar Shingles – An Installer Perspective

Posted on: August 14th, 2015 by admin

The idea is a good one: instead of installing solar panels onto a roof, why not integrate solar power into the roof shingles themselves? This way, the roof can function [read more…]

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Now is the Time for Solar – Federal Investment Tax Credit Dropping by end of 2016

Posted on: July 31st, 2015 by admin

In the next 18 months, the U.S. will see more solar installations than ever before. The federal investment tax credit (ITC) is a 30 percent tax credit for residential, commercial [read more…]

The Big Picture: TruNorth Solar

Posted on: May 30th, 2015 by admin

In order to kick off our summer installations, we thought it would be a good idea to reiterate who we are and what we stand for at TruNorth.  Who are [read more…]