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Minnesota Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2024
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
16th (26th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
395,812 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
179 (35 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 80 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$3.9 billion
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
2,515 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Minnesota

  • North Star Solar Project in  was developed by D.E. Shaw Renewables Investments and came online in 2016. This 138 MW project produces enough electricity to power 19,329 homes.
  • Walmart, Target, and Home Depot have all gone solar in Minnesota. Home Depot's 3 MW project in Webster is one of the largest corporate projects in the state. 
  • At 93.4 MW, Marshall Solar Energy Project in Marshall is among the largest solar installations in Minnesota. Completed by NextEra in 2017, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 13,082 homes.

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