Minnesota has specific requirements for the rebate program.
are subject to the requirements and provisions of Minnesota statute (216B.164), Minnesota rules (Chapter
7835), and according to the guidlines of the National Electrical Code Aritcle 690, and electric utility requiremens.
Must follow all applicable building and zoning codes.
3. Fixed-and manual-tilt installations should have an azimuth
(direction the solar panels are facing) within 45 degrees of due south (180 degrees is due south).
installations should have a solar panel tilt angle between 20 and 60 degrees.
5. Participants must demonstrate
that the system will not be shaded by buildings, trees, electricty poles, towers, chimneys, etc. using a shading analysis
tool and site photos.
a. Participants are responsible for ensuring an accurate representation
of the site.
b. Installations should be free from shading at all times of the year within
a degree range of +/- 45 degrees of the intended azimuth.
c. The Program Administrator
reserves the right to reject any application if the installation site is compromised by shading from nearby objects.
Installations must be performed by professional installers in order to qualify for a rebate.
7. The installer must
provide information to the participant about operation and performance considerations relating to shading, snow cover, and
maintenance of the system.