The Saint Louis Park Solar Sundown program has been re-approved for 2022! If you have a home or business in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, and you’ve been considering switching to solar, you should review what this program has to offer.
The aim for the Solar Sundown pilot program in 2021 was to double the amount of rooftop solar on existing buildings (from 1 megawatt to 2 megawatts) within the city by year-end and bring St. Louis Park closer to meeting its Climate Action Plan midterm goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030.
With the Solar Sundown program, the City of Saint Louis Park will pay four percent of the cost of the solar project directly to the homeowner or business owner upon their solar installation project passing the final inspection.
Solar Sundown is meant to cover the difference between the 2022 federal Investment Tax Credit (currently 26 percent) and the 2019 federal Investment Tax Credit (30 percent) for installing solar.
An additional two percent rebate, for a total of six percent through solar Sundown, is being offered to properties within the city’s Environmental Justice area. This area is bordered by Texas Ave S. to the east, MN-77 to the south, Cedar Lake Trail to the west, and W. 28th Street to the north.
Like many solar incentives, this program is first-come, first-served. Last year, the goal was to generate 50 residential and 20 commercial installations. Though there is no cap this year, the funding amount is limited and the program will end for the year once the $125,000 is spent.
The permit must be pulled and the project must be inspected in 2022. Progress on the project must start within 90 days of approval by the city. There is no size limit on any individual project.
Like other rebates, this can be used in conjunction with the 2022 federal tax credit of 26% for solar energy systems. This is likely the last year to receive the 26 percent rebate before it decreases in 2023 to 22 percent so act soon for solar savings!
Additionally, solar customers in St. Louis Park that have Xcel Energy as their utility provider may also qualify for additional Solar*Rewards rebates. Again, this rebate is first come, first served and the fund ran out by May in 2021 so time is of the essence.
If you live in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, and have been considering switching to solar, get started with a free quote. The sooner you can begin the process, the more likely you’ll be able to qualify for this solar incentive.
All Energy Solar is a full-service and licensed Minnesota solar panel installer that can help to ensure you take advantage of as many programs for which you may qualify. Contact us for a free quote that can show what solar power can do for you.
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