**The SGIA is only required in addition to the online application for systems sized between 10-500 kW
Note: The SAMPLE documents have been provided for informational purposes only. These documents will not be accepted as valid for any reason under regular program operations.
Through our Solar*Rewards® for Residences program, you install solar panels at your home so that you can produce your own energy. If you produce more than you need, the extra energy is added to our grid, and you receive a credit on your bill.
In most cases, you’ll work with a developer or installer who will take care of most of the technical aspects of the process. View our Working with Third Party Providers page for helpful tips and links to websites that can help you find a company to work with.
Are you a solar developer or installer? Access our Renewable Developer Resource Center.
For our Solar Rewards for Residences program, the standard incentive is based on the size of the photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system you decide to install. You’ll want to solicit bids from developers to work with, and they’ll help you to determine an appropriate system based on size, design, and scale.
NOTE: Send an email for pre-approval before beginning the process.
Before installing solar panels, you'll want to consider all of your solar energy options and whether owning, leasing, or participating in a community solar garden makes the most sense for you. Visit our Is Solar Right for Me? page to learn more about important factors to consider.
The 2017 Solar Rewards incentive program includes the same program requirements (outlined below) and incentive level as the 2015 and 2016 programs. The current performance based incentive (PBI) offered to customers to help offset the cost of installing PV is $0.08 (8 cents) per kWh produced by the PV system. The incentive is paid annually for 10 years, with payment being made by check in January and February of each year depending on your billing cycle.
2017 Program Capacity
|MW Allocated||MW Available|
|4.600 MW||.845 MW||3.76 MW|
Last updated: 3/6/2017
Note: These sample Application Documents are to be used as a reference, all official Solar Rewards documents must be downloaded from the online application.
To qualify, you must:
Funding Approval Phase
*Customers receive funding if customer/system information meets the program requirements and there are funds available in the Solar*Rewards annual budget.
Program/Engineering Approval Phase
Send all application materials to:
Attn: MN Solar*Rewards
414 Nicollet Mall, 6th Fl
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Or upload online at the application website (must be registered, see Documents section on site).
If you would like to receive regular e-mail communications regarding regulatory and program updates from the Solar*Rewards Team please sign up here.
Still have questions? Email us and we’ll answer your questions and help guide you through the process if you're ready to go solar.
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