Publicly Owned Property Solar

Solar installation at University of Minnesota Crookston

How it works

We provide cash incentives to publicly owned facilities that install non-residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Publicly owned facilities receive $1,500 per kilowatt (kW) of installed solar PV nameplate (AC) capacity—up to 50% of project costs—for systems 40 kW or less in size based on AC nameplate capacity. This is a valuable program for tax-exempt public entities, which typically don't qualify for the 30% federal tax credit for installing solar-powered systems.

Our Publicly Owned Property Solar program helps us meet Minnesota's 2013 Solar Energy Standard (SES). To qualify, customers who sign up must agree to assign all renewable energy credits to our company to help us meet the SES.

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, who will help you complete and return the following documents: