Is solar right for me?
Minnesota Power is dedicated to helping customers make informed decisions about their energy use. We offer a variety of tools and resources to help you determine if solar energy is the right fit for your home or business. Explore the links below to learn how solar energy might fit into your energy goals.
Planning for Solar
- Minnesota Power’s 2017 Solar Guide
Use Minnesota Power’s Solar Guide to help you understand how solar energy works and make an informed decision about whether solar is the right fit for you.
- Solar Energy Analysis Pilot Program
Receive a free Solar Energy Analysis to help you understand how solar energy works and determine is solar is the right fit for you.
- Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
View this comprehensive source of information on state and federal incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency.
- PVWatts Calculator
Use this calculator to estimate the performance of a potential solar system in your area.
Solar PV Specification, Checklist and Guide
Solar Water Heating Specification, Checklist and Guide
Building a new home? Use these EPA tools to help you design your home to support a solar PV or solar water heating system.
- Minnesota Department of Commerce
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is a great resource that offers information about solar electric and solar thermal technologies in the state of MN.
- Minnesota Power's Solar FAQs
Click here for a list of the most common questions that Minnesota Power customers ask about solar energy.
Minnesota Power offers solar incentives to qualified customers through our SolarSense program. Customers may also apply for Made in Minnesota (MiM) solar incentives offered and administered by the Department of Commerce.
Before deciding to invest in a renewable energy option, we recommend that you first invest in the overall energy efficiency of your home or business to improve its energy performance, make it more comfortable and help you get the most from your renewable energy dollar. Take time to review the energy conservation Energy-Saving Tools to gain insight into how you use energy and what you can do to save it.
Connecting Your System
Once you’ve made the decision to install solar energy, you might ask, “Where do I start?” Follow the steps below to connect your system and start generating clean power today!
The first step to installing a solar system on your home or business is to review the interconnection standards and understand the requirements. Click here for more information.
Minnesota Power Rebates
Minnesota Power offers rebates for customers who make the decision to install a solar system. Learn more about the SolarSense program and see if your system is eligible for rebates from Minnesota Power.