Customer Solar

Minnesota Power is dedicated to helping customers make informed decisions about their energy use. We offer a variety of tools and resources to help you determine if solar energy is the right fit for your home or business. Explore the links below to learn how solar energy might fit into your energy goals.

Planning for Solar

Solar Incentives

Minnesota Power offers solar incentives to qualified customers through our SolarSense program.

Connecting Your System

Interconnection Process

Additional Incentives

Additional Resources

Solar Safety Alert – Silicon Energy Solar Panels

Minnesota Power has been informed about a safety alert from Intertek testing laboratories involving a solar product manufactured by Silicon Energy. A limited number of customers with solar systems have reported model numbers that may be impacted; we have shared a link to the safety alert informing them of the situation. The safety alert includes impacted solar system model numbers and years, known issues and suggested actions.

We encourage customers to talk to their solar installer about the safety alert and what their next steps should be. We have also notified solar installers of this safety concern.

Safety is a core value at Minnesota Power for customers, communities and operations. While Minnesota Power has conducted important research regarding solar performance in a northern climate, a manufacturing issue such as this was not detected or anticipated. Affected customers are urged to work with their solar installer to take appropriate action to ensure safety and avoid potential hazards.

Minnesota Power’s parent company, ALLETE, has entered an agreement to be acquired by a partnership led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Global Infrastructure Partners and start the process to become a private company.

This transaction will not change our operations, strategy or shared purpose and values, and it is business as usual for all of us at Minnesota Power. Learn more at