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 (not over 120% on-site consumption)

Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
– PV: 30% thru 2019, 26% through 2020, 22% through 2021, 10% there after
– (Residential Renewable Tax Credit) PV: 30% through 2019, 26% through 2020, 22% through 2021, none after

Minnesota Power – SolarSense Solar Rebate Program
– Small project grant program, lottery. $170,000 allocated for this program total.
– Application period is January – February 28 2016.
– Base incentive ($250/kw installed) provided when accepted into lottery. This is about $2,000 for a 8 kW system

Owatonna Public Utilities – Solar Rebate Program
– With the Conserve and $ave Program
– $.50 per installed watt ($500 per kW) of solar up to 10 kW systems.
– Requires interconnection agreement, shading analysis, energy analysis, and invoice for the cost of the system.

Rochester Public Utilities – Solar Rebate Program
– With the Conserve and $ave Program, same as the Owatonna rebate program.
– $.50 per installed watt ($500 per kW) of solar up to 10 kW systems.
– Requires interconnection agreement, shading analysis, energy analysis, and invoice for the cost of the system.

Austin Utilities – Solar Rebate Program
– With the Conserve and $ave Program, same as the Owatonna rebate program.
– $.50 per installed watt ($500 per kW) of solar up to 10 kW systems.
– Requires interconnection agreement, shading analysis, energy analysis, and invoice for the cost of the system.

Brainerd Public Utilities – Renewable Energy Incentive
– Rebates at $2/watt installed, up to $4,000
– Systems limited to 40 kW.

Moorhead Public Service Utility – Renewable Energy Incentive
– Up to $1,500 per kW installed.
– Applicable systems must meet Moorhead Public Service Interconnection standards.

Shakopee Public Utilities – Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
– $1.25/ installed watt rebates for commercial Shakopee Public Utilities customers.
– Maximum $5,000 per business account.

New Ulm Public Utilities – Solar Electric Rebate Program
– $1 per watt, for new systems up to 40 kW.
– Residential maximum rebate is $2,000

Dakota Electric Solar Installation Rebate
– Rebate of $.50 per watt for installed capacity.
– Does not exceed $4,000
– Rebate is credited to monthly bill as $.08 per kwh produced up to the rebate amount or 10 years, whichever occurs first.

Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission
– PV: $.50 / watt (max $4,000)
– paid by $.08 / kWh over 10 years (or until max is reached)