Solar Panels In Minnesota

Get Quotes From Solar Panel Installers In Minnesota!

Enter Your Zipcode To Get Started

As Seen On

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
man installing solar panels on roof
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

Getting Solar Panel Quotes In Minnesota Is Easy!

If you're ready to take the next step and get solar panel quotes from installers in your area, just click the button below to get started.

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 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.

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.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

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 do you clean solar panels?

In most cases, cleaning your solar panels isn’t really necessary. They get a great rinse off every time it rains. However, if you live in a dry state you may need to clean them from time to time. It’s generally advised that you hire a professional to do this so that you don’t do any unintended damage to your solar panels. However, if you plan to do it yourself, it’s not all that difficult. All you really need is a hose, a good brush, and some patience. Make sure to take your time and gently, but thoroughly scrub the panels until all the dirt and debris is removed.

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.

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.

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.

man installing solar panels on roof