Star Tribune Reports Potential Cutback in State Solar Rebate Program

Regulators found that customers could theoretically get back more than 100% of a project's cost

According to a recent article in the Star Tribune, Minnesota state regulators have been asked to reduce a rebate for installing Minnesota-made solar-electric panels after the state Commerce Department concluded that some Xcel Energy customers could conceivably recoup more than 100% of installation costs by combining the rebate with other incentives. The proposed change to the Minnesota-made rebate program is pending before the state Public Utilities Commission, which likely will schedule a vote this month.

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