Resource: Hot Rebates for Solar Thermal!
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Title: Hot Rebates for Solar Thermal!
Resource type: Program/project
Topics: Buildings, Energy, Individual Choices
Keywords: solar thermal, solar rebate, solar hot water, solar hot air
Audience: All
Region: Minnesota Statewide
Summary: Rebates are available for solar thermal installations on homes and businesses across Minnesota.
Content: For a limited time only, the MN Office of Energy Security is offering a significant rebate for solar thermal installations on homes and businesses across the state!

Start heating with a reliable, energy efficient, and cost-saving solar thermal system. Manufactured here in Minnesota, solar thermal panels can reduce your space heating and water heating bill!

"This is an amazing opportunity for people to get great deals on a solar thermal installation and support green manufacturing jobs right here in Minnesota at the same time," says Joel Haskard, co-coordinator of the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs).

A Solar Air Heating System directly transfers the sun's warmth into hot air to heat your home, reducing your heating costs when you need it the most. A Solar Water Heating System uses the heat of the sun to heat your water, saving on your hot water costs. Both solar thermal systems utilize a clean and renewable energy-the sun!

The community impacts of solar thermal are even greater. Solar thermal projects across the state provide educational and training opportunities for community members of all ages. See our solar thermal case studies at to learn how to engage your community around solar thermal.

Rebate details: Businesses and multi-family housing units could see rebates up to $25,000, and home owners could save $2,000 (25% of costs) and or 2-3 family units could save up to $4,000 on the cost of a system. Up to $500,000 in solar thermal rebates are available for Minnesota businesses and residents. To access application materials, visit the Rebates & Credits section of the Office of Energy Security's website at

Additional Savings in St. Paul & Minneapolis: If you live in St. Paul or Minneapolis you may be eligible to receive up to $1,500 off your system and installation costs for a solar thermal hot water system. We are partnering with the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) who is adding this additional incentive for solar thermal hot water systems through the Make Mine Solar H20 bulk-buy program. You will be able to have your information automatically shared with this program when you fill out our solar hot water form.

For more information and details, see the CERTs web site below.

Suggested by: Paul Moss
Added: 08/26/10
Updated: 08/12/11