The legislature established an incentive program for consumers who install PV and solar thermal systems using solar modules and collectors certified as manufactured in Minnesota. The program will be developed and administered by the Department of Commerce with an annual budget of up to $15 million for ten years, including $250,000 per year for solar thermal rebates. The program will be funded with 5% of each public utility’s total annual Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) budget. The Xcel Renewable Development Fund will supplement this amount to bring the total incentives available to $15 million per year available to public utility customers. There are two eligibility tiers for certification of crystalline solar modules determined by the specific production processes completed within Minnesota. Incentives for PV are performance-based, established by a system’s energy production, and paid over 10 years rather than the historical capacity-based incentive. This structural change to past program design is intended to encourage high performance systems and maximize the public benefit. System size must be less than 40 kW to be eligible. Beginning in 2014 through 2023, applications will be accepted annually between January 1 and February 28 each year and selected by lottery.