Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate (Minnesota)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate|
|Incentive Type||State Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Pool Heating|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Equipment Requirements||Must be "Made in Minnesota"|
|Maximum Incentive|| Single-Family Residential: 2,500|
Multi-Family Residential: 5,000
|Program Budget||$250,000 per year|
|Program Administrator||Minnesota Department of Commerce|
|Date added to DSIRE||2013-06-17|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-10-23|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
Note: This program is only available to customers of one of the state's investor-owned utilities (Alliant, Minnesota Power, Otter Tail Power Company, Xcel Energy). Customers of a municipal utility or rural electric cooperative are ineligible for this program.
Beginning in 2014, the Department of Commerce is offering a Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate program. Rebates are 25% of installed costs, with a $2,500 maximum for residential systems, $5,000 maximum for multi-family residential systems, and $25,000 for commercial systems. Approximately half of the budget will be allocated for solar thermal hot water systems and half will be allocated for solar thermal air projects. The components of the system must be manufactured in Minnesota and the solar thermal system must be SRCC certified.
|Contact Name||General Contact|
|Department||Minnesota Department of Commerce|
|Address||85 7th Place East|
|Address 2||Suite 500|
|Place||St. Paul, Minnesota|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||H.F. 729|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.