Publicly Owned Property Solar

Solar installation at University of Minnesota Crookston

Our first Publicly Owned Property Solar installation at the new University of Minnesota-Crookston (UMC) Wellness Center.

How it works

We provide cash incentives to publicly owned facilities that install non-residential solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. We offer incentives of $1,250/kilowatt (kW) of installed solar PV nameplate (DC) capacity, up to 50% of project costs, for systems less than 40 kW of nameplate (DC) capacity.

This program helps our company meet Minnesota's 2013 solar energy legislation, which requires us to provide 1.5% of retail electric energy sales with solar PV generation by 2020. In addition, customers who sign up for the program agree to assign all renewable energy credits to our company to help us meet the solar energy standard.

Eligible public entities

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

This is a valuable program for tax-exempt public entities because they typically don't qualify for the 30% federal tax credit for installing solar-powered systems.

To apply

Contact one of our Energy Experts, who will help you complete and return the following documents: