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Incentives available to publicly owned facilities that install PV systems.

Publicly Owned Property Solar for publicly owned facilities

How it works

We offer our Publicly Owned Property (POP) Solar program to eligible public entities, including public education facilities and city, county, or tribal governments. This program is designed to showcase the benefits of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation and support projects that assist local communities. Combine our rebate with federal and state incentives to reduce or eliminate upfront costs.

Qualifying solar PV projects may receive incentives of $1,500 per kilowatt (AC) nameplate and up to 50% of project installation costs.


  • Participate in energy-efficiency projects, including implementing any with a simple payback of two years or less based on an assessment by our company of onsite energy-efficiency opportunities.
  • Submit cost-effectiveness evaluation of the proposed solar PV installation.
  • Use North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certified solar PV installers.
  • Develop a community/school/campus awareness, participation, and educational integration plan.
  • Select a site that offers optimal solar PV generation potential to maximize the benefits of distributed solar PV installations across our company’s Minnesota service area.
  • Agree to transfer the renewable energy credits (RECs) from the POP Solar installation to our company.

Our POP Solar rebate may be combined with Solar for School, Solar for Public Buildings grant funds, and federal Inflation Reduction Act incentives, which include direct payment options to nonprofit organizations.

Eligible public entities

  • Public school districts
  • Public colleges and universities
  • Public trade and technical schools
  • City governments
  • County governments
  • Tribal governments
  • Other public entities

To apply

Contact one of our Energy Experts to help you complete and return the following documents:

Inflation Reduction Act incentives

Federal rebates and tax credits are now available when you invest in renewable energy and energy-efficient applications. Non-profit entities are eligible to receive direct payments in place of tax credits. 

Federal rebates and tax credits

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