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Minnesota Solar

Data Current Through:
Q2 2022
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
15th (29th in 2021)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
225,623 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs in 2021:
Solar Companies in State:
147 (34 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 67 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$2.6 billion
Prices have fallen
53% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,488 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Minnesota

  • Slayton Solar Project was completed in 2013 by developer Ecos Energy.  This photovoltaic project is among the largest in Minnesota and has the capacity to generate 2 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 263 homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Minnesota have gone solar, including IKEA, Target and Mortenson Construction. IKEA has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems in the state with 1  MW of solar capacity at their location in Bloomington.6

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Minnesota

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Minnesota, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Minnesota, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Minnesota State Solar Policy Resources

Department of Commerce - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

DSIRE incentives database - Minnesota - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Minnesota and across the United States

Minnesota SEIA

Minnesota Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Minnesota, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Public Utilities Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Minnesota public utilities

Solar Panel Cost in Minnesota - Learn about the history of solar policy in Minnesota, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Minnesota - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Minnesota to see what programs you can benefit from

State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Minnesota

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Minnesota State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government