Our Solar*Rewards Program allows Xcel Energy customers to support solar energy by installing their own solar system. Through the program, solar installers/developers often assist in submitting an interconnection application on behalf of the customer. Before formally applying to the Solar*Rewards program, we encourage you to first review the following helpful resources.
Not installing solar? You are still in the right place. These resources apply for all on-site DER interconnections.
Review How to Interconnect for general interconnection requirements, technical information and queue position.
Looking for the Public DER Queue? Visit our How to Interconnect webpage for a comprehensive queue updated monthly, and more.
New to the Solar*Rewards program or DER Interconnections with Xcel Energy Minnesota? Email SolarProgramMN@xcelenergy.com with your questions.
A more comprehensive list of technical engineering documents can be found within the How to Interconnect page.
If you would like to receive regular e-mail communications regarding regulatory and program updates from the Solar*Rewards Team please send your request to SolarProgramMN@xcelenergy.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
**Small Generation Interconnection Application (SGIA) Form (PDF) - only required in addition to the online application for systems sized between 10-500 kW
DG Inspection Form (PDF) - can be used in place of a city or county form when one is not provided
Note: The SAMPLE documents have been provided for informational purposes only. There are slight variances between Customer-owned and Third-party owned documents. These documents will not be accepted as valid for any reason under regular program operations.
A declaration is required to be submitted along with every solar + storage application or battery only application.
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