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Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Program: 2023 FAQ

Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Program: 2023 FAQ

Xcel Energy's Solar Rewards Program: 2023  Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards program is back for its fifth year, offering residential customers who add solar panels to their homes money back on the energy their solar systems generate. Despite the program's success and...

How To Heat Your Home for Less

How To Heat Your Home for Less

Would it surprise Minnesotans to learn that there are not one, but two ways to harness solar power to lower your energy bills (and your impact on the planet)? Active solar, involves capturing the sun through solar panels (something you may notice we mention rather a...

Inflation Reduction Act 2022: Benefits For Homeowners

Inflation Reduction Act 2022: Benefits For Homeowners

Solar Tax Credit, Energy Efficient Home Improvement, and more! This is the second post in a 3-part blog series breaking down what you need to know about the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). In today’s post, we’ll discuss the new and renewed incentives with the IRA....

Solar Panel Financing Guide

Solar Panel Financing Guide

Residential solar financing can be confusing! With all the talk of loans, rebates, and tax credits floating around, it may be hard to know which way to turn. Ultimately, the way you choose to pay for your solar panel system in Minnesota will depend on a mix of...

Community Solar Garden FAQ

Community Solar Garden FAQ

Community Solar Gardens (CSGs) are sweeping Minnesota – if you don’t believe us, just check out this map created by Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs). Through Xcel Energy's Solar*Rewards Community program alone, US. Solar has over 100 Megawatts of Solar Gardens in...

Is Your Roof Solar Ready?

Is Your Roof Solar Ready?

When you think about installing residential solar power systems in Minnesota you need to consider whether your home is solar-ready from the outset – particularly when it comes to the roof! As any reputable solar panel installation company can tell you, factors like...

Can You Go Solar If You Live in a Homeowners Association?

Can You Go Solar If You Live in a Homeowners Association?

If you’re among the estimated one in four Minnesotan homeowners who lives in a homeowners association (HOA), you may be wondering whether your HOA could stop you from building a solar power system for your home. You may have heard stories of HOAs prohibiting...

Are You Making the Most of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit?

Are You Making the Most of the 26% Federal Solar Tax Credit?

UPDATE AUGUST 2022: Great news for homeowners and businesses alike: the Federal Tax Credit has been increased to 30% through the end of 2030 under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). Read more about the changes under the IRA for homeowners, businesses, and schools!...

How is Solar Energy Harnessed to Create Electrical Energy?

How is Solar Energy Harnessed to Create Electrical Energy?

Solar Energy Systems in homes are not only lowering Minnesota’s carbon footprint, they are lowering energy bills – something we could all use, given today’s energy prices! It’s hardly surprising so many people are opting for Home Solar Energy Systems – the 2022...

Earth Day 2022: Cedar Creek Energy’s Dedication to Renewable Energy

Earth Day 2022: Cedar Creek Energy’s Dedication to Renewable Energy

It’s that time of year again when we gather to celebrate our planet on Earth Day! This year’s theme of ‘Invest in Our Planet’ highlights the power of governments, businesses, and individuals to bring about transformational change in the fight for our planet and our...

Save Money by Going Green

Save Money by Going Green

If you’re reading this article, chances are you are concerned about climate change, and you would like to find a way to help. But, let’s face it, we all have bills to pay. In this current climate, many of us are struggling simply to make ends meet – and going green...