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Solar in Minnesota

Minnesota achieved a milestone of 10 megawatts of photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2012 with a significant and growing number of systems sourcing Minnesota-made equipment, installers and distributors. Investment in solar thermal also has a strong base of support and the number of installations is increasing each year.  

Given the state’s latitude, many people are surprised to learn that Minnesota has annual solar radiation similar to portions of Florida and Texas. Statewide demand continues to grow as a result of advances in technology, declining equipment costs, federal tax incentives, new utility incentives, increasing public awareness, and state support for the solar industry and its deployment.

Solar Capacity in Minnesota


Solar Radiation in Minnesota