Xcel Energy - Solar Production Incentive (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Xcel Energy - Solar Production Incentive
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount To be determined

Eligible System Size Systems 20 kW-DC or less, not to exceed 120% of the customer's on-site annual energy consumption

Start Date 2014-01-01
Expiration Date 2018-12-31

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not Addressed

Program Budget $5 million annually

Terms Production incentive will be paid to the customer for 10 years
Program Administrator Xcel Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Beginning in 2014, Xcel must offer a solar production incentive for systems 20 kW-DC or less. The customer's system capacity may not be more than 120% of the customer's on-site annual energy consumption. The incentive rate has not yet been determined; the Public Utilities Commission must approve the incentive rate. The incentive will be based on the system's production and will be paid to the customer for 10 years. Each year for the 5 years of the program (2014 through 2018), $5 million will be allocated from the Renewable Development Fund for the production incentive.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service
Department Xcel Energy

Email CustomerService@xcelenergy.com
Website http://www.xcelenergy.com/About_Us/Contact_Us/General_Contacts/Contact_Us

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

Authority 1: H.F. 729
Date Effective 2014-01-01
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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