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Minnesota Power - Solar-Thermal Water Heating Rebate Program

Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

Single-family unit: $2,000
Two- to three-family units: $4,000
Multi-family units (four or more): $10,000
Businesses: $25,000

Program Info
Start Date 


Expiration Date 


Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

25% of costs

Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power offers a 25% rebate for qualifying solar thermal water heating systems. The maximum award for single-family customers is $2,000 per customer; $4,000 for 2-3 family unit buildings; $10,000 for buildings with 4 or more family units; and $25,000 for businesses. This program is available to the utility's residential, commercial, and industrial customers that receive retail electric service, subject to availability of funding.

The following conditions apply to Minnesota Power's Solar Thermal Water Heater Rebate Program:

  • Systems must be installed on or before December 31, 2013, and must meet the 12-month installation completion timeline.
  • Minnesota Power's Solar Hot Water Rebate funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Minnesota Power to determine availability of funds.
  • Systems must be installed by a solar energy installer (see web site for further details).
  • Minnesota Power reserves the right to limit the number of rebates per installer per year.

For further program information please consult the program web site or contact Minnesota Power.

Other Information 

System must use electric water heating as a backup