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Rochester Public Utilities - Solar Rebate Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Residential
State Government
Federal Government
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Maximum Rebate 

PV: $5,000
Solar Water Heating: $1,200

Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility
Administrator 
Rochester Public Utilities
State 
Minnesota
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

PV: $0.50 per watt
Solar Water Heating: $15 per square foot of collector area

Summary 
Rochester Public Utilities provides incentives for residential and commercial customers to install photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating systems. Qualifying PV systems can earn $0.50 per watt while eligible solar water heating systems can earn $15 per square foot of collector area. Systems must fully comply with equipment and installation requirements set forth by RPU.

In order to obtain eligibility, customers must agree to a net-metering and interconnection contract with Rochester Public Utilities. An energy audit must also be performed prior to system installation and results shared with RPU. Incentives are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. RPU obtains the right to withdraw the program at any time without notice.