Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program
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|Program Name||Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program|
|Program Administrator||Minnesota Power|
|Sector||Commercial, Industrial, Multifamily Residential, Residential|
|Budget||$150,000 for PV and Solar Thermal (2015)|
|Last updated||January 12th, 2016|
Note: Applicants planning to add a battery backup system in conjunction with a solar system, you must also complete the battery backup system addendum form .
Minnesota Power offers a 25% rebate for qualifying solar thermal water heating systems. The maximum award for single-family customers is $2,000 per customer; $4,000 for 2-3 family unit buildings; $10,000 for buildings with 4 or more family units; and $25,000 for businesses. This program is available to the utility's residential, commercial, and industrial customers that receive retail electric service, subject to availability of funding.
The 2015 program funds will be awarded on a lottery basis. Customers applying for the SolarSense Thermal Water Heating program must submit a pre-application form between January 1 and February 28 in order to be considered in the lottery. All applications received during the lottery timeframe will be randomly organized and given a “lottery position”. SolarSense funds will be awarded based on those lottery positions. If more applications are received than funds available, a Reserve List will be created. Applicants will be notified of their application status and lottery position no later than March 31.
For further program information please consult the program web site or contact Minnesota Power.
|Incentive Amount||25% of costs|
|Maximum Incentive||Single-family unit: $2,000|
Two- to three-family units: $4,000
Multi-family units (four or more): $10,000
|Equipment Requirements||System must use electric water heating as a backup|
|Installation Requirements||Systems must be installed by an approved installer|