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Made in Minnesota solar thermal rebate applications are now being accepted.  

Applications for the Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate Program have reopened on March 17, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced. The solar thermal program accepted applications this year from January 1-February 28, but the program was not fully subscribed. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until 2014 funds are fully reserved.  Applications can be found at The 2014 Lottery results are posted in News, Presentations and Updates.

  • Overview

    A general summary of the Made in Minnesota (MiM) Solar Incentive Program. 

  • Consumers

    A guide on the basics of solar, solar PV & solar thermal incentive amounts, community solar garden & how to apply for incentives.

  • Project Developers and Installers

    Program information for solar PV, community solar gardens, & solar thermal project developers/installers & how to apply for incentives.

  • PV and Thermal Manufacturers

    Information on what qualifies as certified Made in Minnesota, certification applications, business development assistance and utility contact information.

  • Made in Minnesota Solar Success Stories

    Read about solar projects that have benefited from the MiM Solar Incentive Program.

  • News, Presentations and Updates

    Links to news stories, press releases, public presentations and program updates.

Contact Us

Stay up to date on the latest information on the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program and other programs and events at the Department of Commerce.  Sign up to receive email newsletters and program alerts.

For general information on the Made in Minnesota (MiM) program please call the Commerce Energy Information Line: 651-539-1886 or toll free 1-800-657-3710 or email your questions to


How to Apply for Incentives


Project Developers and Installers

PV and Thermal Manufacturers


Interconnection agreement

Xcel Energy has indicated that they will have a new on-line interconnection application will be available in late May.  You may also apply for an Xcel Energy interconnection agreement by submitting a paper application (.pdf).

Interconnection agreements for Otter Tail Power, Minnesota Power and Alliant can be obtained by contacting the utility representatives listed on the bottom of the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program webpage.