New $150 million Made in Minnesota solar lottery program announced! Go solar for little or no money out of pocket!

The new Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive lottery passed by the MN state legislature comes with a $150 million jackpot… with $15M paid out each year through 2023 to lucky application winners for installing solar systems at their homes or small businesses.

It’s an amazing opportunity to not only reduce your carbon footprint and improve the health of the planet… but also generate positive cash flow with a system that costs you virtually nothing.

Your solar array may actually MAKE you money, since the fuel (sunshine) is free and the electrical company will pay you for the extra solar energy you generate but do not use.

The Minnesota Department of Energy Resources (DER) will be accepting lottery applications annually between January 1 and February 28, selectting the lucky winners in March. Click here for information on completing the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Application.

The DER stresses that solar professionals are urged to lead the application process, since the application requirements are complicated.  Innovative Power Systems (IPS) (a Minnesota company installing solar systems since 1991) can help you submit the application. Not all homes will qualify. To see if you pre-qualify, send your name, address and phone number to

If you are a solar lottery winner IPS will install on-site generation of clean solar power on your home. Their new Gopher Solar Program allows homeowners to go solar for little or no money out of pocket!

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results – EmailTwin Cities Realtor


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