Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program

Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program;
State: Minnesota

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, (Small Businesses Only for Commercial Sector)
  • Amount: Base incentive: $1.50/W DC
  • NABCEP certified installer: add $0.25/W DC
  • Small businesses: add $0.25/W for applications submitted by April 30, 2010 if final rebate claims made by September 30, 2010.
  • Maximum Incentive: Based on system size limitations and incentive calculation methods: Residential: $7,500 – $8,750
  • Small business: $15,000 – $20,000
  • Eligible System Size: 0.5 kW Minimum
  • Equipment Requirements: Systems components must be new, UL-listed, in compliance with all applicable performance and safety standards; Inverters must carry a minimum 5-year warranty; PV panels must carry a 20-year warranty.
  • Installation Requirements: Installation must comply with all federal, state and local codes; grid-connected or off-grid systems eligible; systems must be installed by a licensed, qualified professional; installations must comply with detailed siting criteria specified in program guidelines; performance should be at least 90% of ideally sited system
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not specified
  • Funding Source: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
  • Program Budget: $2.5 million (2010)
  • Program Start Date: 2002
  • Program Expiration Date: When funds are exhausted
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Energy Information Center
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Office of Energy Security
85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul, MN 55101-2198
Phone: (800) 657-3710
Fax: (651) 297-7891
Web Site: