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 many solar panels do you need to power a house?

Typically, an average-sized house will need 20 to 25 solar panels. However, depending on the size of the house, the sun exposure, where you live, and how much energy you consume, you could need more.

How much does it cost to lease solar panels?

The cost to lease a solar panel system depends on many factors including your location, your credit, and the size of system you will need, but the average ranges from about $75 – $250 per month. The best way to find out is to speak to a solar panel installer in your area. Click here to start an online solar panel quote now.

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.

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 long do solar panels last?

Solar panels have a typical lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Once solar panels reach this point they begin to decline in efficiency. However, with recent advances in solar panel technology, it could make more sense to replace your solar panels in 10 years to maximize the improved efficiency.

How much electricity do solar panels produce?

A typical residential solar panel is rated to produce between 250 and 400 watts of power per hour. Your average solar panel systems have between 1 kW and 4 kW capacity. Solar panels’ output varies depending on a number of factors, such as their capacity, size, location, and shade conditions. For example, a 4 kW solar panel system on an average-sized house can produce around 2,500 to 2,850 kWh of electricity in a year.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels, or solar photovoltaic panels, transform sunlight into usable energy by converting the light into an electric field that then flows into a conductive wire.  The conductive wire flows into the inverter which then transforms the electricity to an alternating current which can then be used to power a property.

You can read our full article about how solar panels work here.

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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