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Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program applications accepted January 1 - February 28, 2015 

Applications for the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program will be accepted from Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2015 for the 2015 program year. The 10-year, $150-million program, which begins its second year in 2015, is available to customers of electric investor-owned utilities who install solar PV or solar thermal systems using solar modules or collectors certified as Made in Minnesota. Applications for the two parts of the incentive program—the Solar PV Production-Based Incentive Program and the Solar Thermal Rebate Program—will be accepted annually between January 1 and February 28 each year through 2023 and will be selected by lottery. Applicants can reapply if not selected. The incentive program is administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

  • Overview

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

  • Consumers

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

  • Project Developers and Installers

    Program information for solar PV, community solar gardens, and solar thermal project developers/installers and 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.