Agricultural Solar

Financing & Incentives

Agricultural solar financing and financial incentives can make solar energy systems affordable for Minnesota farmers. Learn more about loans and tax incentives.

YOUR HARD WORK IS ABOUT TO PAY OFF

Good news! If you're a Minnesota farmer interested in installing solar energy panels or a PV solar array onto your land, you may qualify for certain federal grant opportunities.

When you work with iSolar Minnesota, we'll help you find the best rewards and even bigger savings on your solar investment! Below, we've compiled a list of such rewards and rebates.

AGRICULTURAL SOLAR INCENTIVES

When it comes down to it, your decision to go solar really does matter. Your system will make a beneficial impact on the environment, which means you can start feeling good about saving money while saving the planet.

Benefits You Can Expect:

  • 30 years of guaranteed production
  • Maximum savings on energy usage
  • Use of Federal Investment Tax Credit to reduce tax liability
  • Inceased market value of your land

Agricultural SOLAR INCENTIVES

Xcel Energy Solar Rewards

Customers receive an extra $.03/kWh for all solar energy produced for 10 years.  For the average sized solar project this adds up to $800 yearly or $9,000 over 10 years.  You are allowed to install a system on site that will produce 120% of what you consume or less.

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Dakota Electric Association

Customers can receive a $500 incentive. Dakota Electric will allow you to install a system on site that will produce up to 120% of what you consume or less. Any energy generated over 100% can be sold back to Dakota Electric via Net Metering.

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Shakopee Public Utility

Customers receive $1.50 per watt installed up to 4kW (4,000watts).  For average sized project this adds up to $6,000 rebate when system is operational in year 1.  This rebate is capped at $6,000.  SPUC requires shading analysis as part of the application.

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Chaska Utility

Customers receive $.25 per watt installed up to 10kw (10,000watts).  For the average size project the rebate amounts to $2,000 rebate which is paid to customer after system is operational in year 1.  The rebate is capped at $2,500.

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Minnesota Power

Customers receive $.56 per anticipated kWh of year 1 production.  For the average sized project the rebate is $5,200 paid out when system is operational.  Total rebate is capped at $10,000.

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Steele-Waseca Cooperative

The Power Program allows customers to receive an extra $.12/kWh for the first year and $.08 for the next 9 years for all solar energy produced for 10 years.  For the average sized solar project this adds up to $1000 yearly or $10,000 over 10 years.  You are allowed to install up to a 14kW AC system on site.

Call 507-451-7340 and ask for Steve or Cindy for more details

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Contact iSolar to find out more about your specific Utility Provider's Incentives and Rebates

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YOU KNOW FARMING. WE KNOW HOW TO SAVE YOU MONEY WITH SOLAR ENERGY.

Contact iSolar Minnesota to find out more about your local provider's current incentives and rebates.

Looking for Financing?

Installing a PV system is now more cost effective than ever, but we understand that the idea of paying out of pocket might be holding you back.

To help you find the right solar solution for your farm, we've partnered with trusted financial institutions to offer flexible lending options that work on your schedule.

COMMERCIAL SOLAR FINANCING

EZ SOLAR LOANS

Zero down, No origination fees, 24 hour Approval.

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AFFINITY PLUS CREDIT UNION

Low Rate Solar Loan Financing

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Sunnova Energy

Low Rate Solar Loan Financing

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