Solar Panels In Minnesota

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Minnesota

The actual cost per watt will vary from county to county in Minnesota. The price ranges below are range based on the average price per watt of $3.04.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $3.04 $13,680.00 $18,240.00 $22,800.00
8 kWs $3.04 $18,240.00 $24,320.00 $30,400.00
10 kWs $3.04 $22,800.00 $30,400.00 $38,000.00
12 kWs $3.04 $27,360.00 $36,480.00 $45,600.00
14 kWs $3.04 $31,920.00 $42,560.00 $53,200.00
16 kWs $3.04 $36,480.00 $48,640.00 $60,800.00

Keep in mind, the prices above are based on the average price per watt across all of Minnesota. The real cost per watt may be higher or lower in your city.

Minnesota Solar Panel Rebates

In addition to the Federal Solar Tax Credit, you might be surprised to know that there are currently at least 140 rebates available in the State of Minnesota. Click the link below to see all of the solar panel rebates available in your state.

  • At Least 140 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Minnesota Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Minnesota
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Minnesota Solar Panels By City

Cities In Minnesota Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners around the State of Minnesota are eliminating their energy bills, improving the value of their homes, and making Minnesota a little more green. Check out some of the more popular cities for solar panels in Minnesota below.

  • Blaine
    Sunlight kWh985.99544707529kWh
    % Qualified74.49%
    Med. kW Potential9.75kW
  • Bloomington
    Sunlight kWh987.7kWh
    % Qualified71.00%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Brooklyn Park
    Sunlight kWh987.7kWh
    % Qualified84.81%
    Med. kW Potential11kW
  • Duluth
    Sunlight kWh980.05kWh
    % Qualified64.99%
    Med. kW Potential5kW
  • Eagan
    Sunlight kWh990.25kWh
    % Qualified93.23%
    Med. kW Potential11.25kW
  • Eden Prairie
    Sunlight kWh987.7kWh
    % Qualified88.87%
    Med. kW Potential11.25kW
  • Lakeville
    Sunlight kWh990.25kWh
    % Qualified89.84%
    Med. kW Potential11.25kW
  • Minneapolis
    Sunlight kWh987.7kWh
    % Qualified57.53%
    Med. kW Potential4.75kW
  • Plymouth
    Sunlight kWh987.7kWh
    % Qualified78.98%
    Med. kW Potential10.25kW
  • Rochester
    Sunlight kWh979.2kWh
    % Qualified74.11%
    Med. kW Potential9.75kW
  • Saint Paul
    Sunlight kWh982.6kWh
    % Qualified56.90%
    Med. kW Potential5kW
  • Woodbury
    Sunlight kWh981.75kWh
    % Qualified91.19%
    Med. kW Potential10kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Minnesota

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Minnesota? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

How much energy does a solar panel produce?

Solar panels are typically going to be able to produce between 245 watts and 400 watts per hour. This means that if you live in a place that gets 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, a 300-watt solar panel will produce 1.8 kilowatt-hours and a 400-watt solar panel will produce 2.4 kilowatt-hours. Multiplied by 365, this adds up to about 650 kWh to 875 kWh per year.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

How big are solar panels?

Residential solar panels are typically 65 inches by 39 inches or 3.25 feet by 5.4 feet, although there are some variations among manufacturers. Each panel will also weigh about 40 pounds on average.

How efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

How Often Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

The simple answer is any time they become obstructed by too much debris or grime to work efficiently. How long that takes will depend on your location. If you live near a populated downtown, your panels will get covered in soot faster, but if you live in a rainy place, your panels may stay cleaner longer. As a general rule, it is best to clean and inspect your solar panels every 6 months, but you may find it makes sense to clean them more often and get full efficiency from your clean solar panels.

How much does it cost to clean solar panels?

The prices range greatly depending on the size of the solar panel system that needs cleaning, the panel’s location, and the angle of your roof. The harder it is to get up to and reach your panels the more you can expect to pay. In general, costs can range from $20 – $30 per panel, but will depend on the specific company you contract.

What is the best way to clean solar panels?

In most cases, your solar panels will get a good cleaning every time it rains. However, if you’re in an area that doesn’t get rain very often, you can use a garden hose, a large sponge, and mild dish soap to clean your solar panels. Never use harsh chemicals, pressure washers, or any abrasives that might scratch the surface of your panels. Many solar panel installation companies will also offer inexpensive panel cleaning and maintenance.

Fun Facts About Minnesota

Minnesota, also known as the North Star State; Gopher State; Land of 10,000 Lakes, has seen a population growth of 7.60% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 5,706,494. You might be surprised to find out that 72.6% of the people in Minnesota own their homes. This means that of the 5,706,494 people in Minnesota, 72.6% are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Did you know that Minnesota is the the home of The oldest rock in the world, 3.8 billion years old, found in Minnesota River valley? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "L'toile du Nord (The North Star)".

Minnesota has a total area of 79,626.74 square miles of which 79,626.74 square miles is land. The highest elevation in the State of Minnesota is 2,301 feet and the lowest point is 600 making the average elevation 1,200 feet. With these elevations, solar panel installation is usually a breeze.

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