TruNorth Solar Blog Posts

MN Power Announces their SolarSense Rebate Program!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by admin

Attention Duluth, Hermantown, & Cloquet Residents!  Minnesota Power has just announced new guidelines for the 2017 SolarSense Rebate program! 2017 Expanded Minnesota Power SolarSense Program: • Open to all Minnesota [read more…]

Solar Incentives in MN

Posted on: December 4th, 2016 by admin

MN Incentives and Rebates for Residential/Small Commercial Solar Xcel Solar Rewards (Opens January 2017) – PV: $.08 / kWh produced (paid over 10 years) – size: 20 kw-DC or less [read more…]

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Net Zero Buildings 101

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by admin

Imagine being able to live your life in a modern dwelling, in an urban or rural setting, that produces zero carbon emissions. This is essentially what it means to be [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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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…]

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How Minnesota Farmers are Getting “Hurricane Ready” Ground Mounted Solar Power

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by admin

When I was a kid, my parents would take me to the Minnesota State Fair.  My favorite part, was climbing around on all the farm equipment and huge trucks at [read more…]