Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 25%

Equipment Requirements Must be "Made in Minnesota"
Start Date 2014-01-01
Expiration Date 2023-12-31

Maximum Incentive Single-Family Residential: 2,500

Multi-Family Residential: 5,000
Commercial: 25,000

Program Budget $250,000 per year

Program Administrator Minnesota Department of Commerce

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


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.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Contact
Department Minnesota Department of Commerce
Address 85 7th Place East
Address 2 Suite 500
Place St. Paul, Minnesota
Zip/Postal Code 55101
Phone (651) 296-4026


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: H.F. 729
Date Enacted 2013-05-23

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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