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Solar*Rewards® Developer Resources

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.

How to Interconnect

Review how to Interconnect for general interconnection requirements, technical information and queue position. 

Review Key Program-Specific Information

MN DER Interconnection Application Portal Training (PDF)

Solar*Rewards FAQs (PDF)

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.

Technical Engineering Documents


PV & Inverter DER Reference
Xcel Energy Telemetry Requirements for Distributed Energy Resource Interconnections

A more comprehensive list of technical engineering documents can be found within the How to Interconnect page.

Energy Storage Forms

Electric Energy Storage Interconnection Guidelines (PDF)
Attestation 1A and 2A
Attestation 1B and 1C
Attestation 2B and 2C
Attestation 3A and 3B

Stay Informed

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.

Engineering One-line Diagram (PDF)

Engineering Site Plan (PDF)

Interconnection Agreement (PDF)

REC Contract (PDF)

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.

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Heat or cool a smaller area by closing vents in rooms that are not in use. You’ll stay more comfortable when you're managing less air space.  

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