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.

How much do solar panels weigh?

The average solar panel weighs about 40 pounds. This will add about 2.8 pounds per square foot to pitched roofs, and about 5 pounds per square foot for flat roofs.

Why are flexible solar panels less efficient?

Flexible solar panels are limited in the materials they can be made from. Rigid solar panels can be made with more efficient components, and are generally thicker, which means more material to interact with solar rays and produce electricity.

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 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 long does it take to break even on solar panels?

The time it takes to break even on your solar panel investment will depend on a number of things including the total cost for your system, whether you’re financing or you buy outright, and several other factors. However, the typical time range to break even is about 8 to 11 years for most residential solar panel systems.

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.

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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