Incentives

Minnesota Solar Energy Incentives

To offset the cost of installing a solar energy system on your property, Greenify Energy Savers can make it simple. A simple complimentary consultation. A simple report of your property’s expected solar output. Matched to the solar energy incentives available to you in your area.

Minnesota solar energy incentives can offset a large portion of the cost of installing your solar system, and help to greatly reduce or eliminate your energy bill. With an overall payback time on average 7-10 years.

Your property is unique. Let Greenify Energy Savers customize your path to solar with any number of the Minnesota energy incentives listed below. Contract Greenify Energy Savers today and remember, money isn’t all that you’re saving!

  • PV: $.07 / kWh produced (paid annually over 10 years)
  • size: 40 kw-DC or less (not over 120% on-site consumption)
  • Increased allocation to $530,000 for 2017 and approved through 2019.
  •  Upfront rebate is based on production estimate including tilt, azimuth and shading.
  • Base incentive is $0.94/kWh for 2017 and is First Come, First Served.
  • System size up to 20kw DC.Investment Tax Credit (Residential Renewable Tax Credit)
  • PV: 30% thru 2019, 26% through 2020, 22% through 2021, 10% there after.
  • PV: 30% through 2019, 26% through 2020, 22% through 2021, none after.
  • With the Conserve and $ave Program
  • $.50 per installed watt ($500 per kW) of solar up to 10 kW systems.
  • Requires interconnection agreement, shading analysis, energy analysis, and invoice for the cost of the system.
  • With the Conserve and $ave Program, same as the Owatonna rebate program.
  • $.50 per installed watt ($500 per kW) of solar up to 10 kW systems.
  • Requires interconnection agreement, shading analysis, energy analysis, and invoice for the cost of the system.
  • With the Conserve and $ave Program, same as the Owatonna rebate program.
  • $.50 per installed watt ($500 per kW) of solar up to 10 kW systems.
  • Requires interconnection agreement, shading analysis, energy analysis, and invoice for the cost of the system.
  • Rebates at $2/watt installed, up to $4,000
  • Systems limited to 40 kW.
  • Up to $1,500 per kW installed.
  • Applicable systems must meet Moorhead Public Service Interconnection standards.
  • $1.50 per watt of installed Solar up to $6,000 Max.
  • Paid out up front within 4-6 weeks of the solar system being installed.
  • $1 per watt, for new systems up to 40 kW.
  • Residential maximum rebate is $2,000
  • Rebate of $.50 per watt for installed capacity.
  • Does not exceed $4,000
  • Rebate is credited to monthly bill as $.08 per kwh produced up to the rebate amount or 10 years, whichever occurs first.
  • PV: $.50 / watt (max $4,000)
  • paid by $.08 / kWh over 10 years (or until max is reached)

Solar*Rewards

The Solar*Rewards incentive with Xcel Energy is paid annually at 7 cents per kwh produced in your solar photovoltaic system over 10 years. In addition to the annual incentive payments, you will be lowering your electricity bill as your array produces power. If you produce more than you consume in any given month, excess kilo-watt hours will show up as a credit on your bill.

Qualifications Needed:

  • You must be an electric residential or business customer of Xcel energy.
  • Your system must be connected to the electrical grid (sorry no batteries).
  • Your system must be less than 40 kW.
  • Solar thermal systems are not allowed.
  • Your system must produce less than 120 percent of the customer’s annual energy use, based on the past 12 months of energy use.
  • As part of the Solar*Rewards contract, customer agrees to convey all of the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) credits produced by the system to Xcel for the 10 year term.

How to get approval for funding:

  • Contact Greenify Energy Savers today to get your application started! System must meet all Xcel requirements.
  • Our team will handle all of the paperwork to complete the Solar*Rewards application, including a valid line diagram and site plan for the proposed site.
  • Once approved, we construct the array, handle all of the proper inspections and order your Solar Rewards meter from Xcel.
  • Next thing you know, your have your own clean energy power production facility on site!
 

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit

The Solar Investment Tax Credit is a 30 percent tax credit offered on solar systems by the Federal government, that was set to expire in 2017.

There was a provision in theDec. 2015 federal spending bill to extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), as well as a similar tax credit for wind power, for 5 more years in total. The tax credit applies to projects that have begun construction. In the past, the ITC applied only to projects that had been completed.

According to the omnibus spending bill text, the breakdown of tax credit percentages works out like this. For three years (Jan. 2017 – Jan. 2020) the tax credit will be 30% of the cost of the system. After this, the tax credit will begin to phase-out. In 2020, the tax credit will be 26% of the cost of the system. In 2021, the tax credit will be 22% of the cost of the system. In 2022 the tax credit will be 10% of the cost of the system. The tax credit will end in January 2023.

Qualifications Needed:

  • You must be an electric residential or business customer of Xcel energy.
  • Your system must be connected to the electrical grid (sorry no batteries).
  • Your system must be less than 40 kW.
  • Solar thermal systems are not allowed.
  • Your system must produce less than 120 percent of the customer’s annual energy use, based on the past 12 months of energy use.
  • As part of the Solar*Rewards contract, customer agrees to convey all of the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) credits produced by the system to Xcel for the 10 year term.

How to get approval for funding:

  • Contact Greenify Energy Savers today to get your application started! System must meet all Xcel requirements.
  • Our team will handle all of the paperwork to complete the Solar*Rewards application, including a valid line diagram and site plan for the proposed site.
  • Once approved, we construct the array, handle all of the proper inspections and order your Solar Rewards meter from Xcel.
  • Next thing you know, your have your own clean energy power production facility on site!

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