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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...

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...

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 to Finance Your Residential Solar System

How to Finance Your Residential Solar System

How to Finance with Cedar Creek Energy: Part 1 of 2 Handling the financing of a major project like a solar installation can be overwhelming, to say the least. Thankfully, at CCE, we help finance your residential solar system, so you don’t have to worry. We help our...

Why You Should Source a Local Solar Company

Why You Should Source a Local Solar Company

Choosing the right solar company can seem daunting, but it shouldn’t be. Here are a few reasons why you should source a local solar company (and why that local company should be Cedar Creek Energy). Local Rebates and Utilities Local solar companies will have more...

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended 2 More Years

Solar Investment Tax Credit Extended 2 More Years

Bringing in the new year brings good news! Effective January 1, 2021, Congress agreed to extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The passage of this federal package is excellent news for the solar industry because it extends the 26% Solar Investment Tax Credit...

Crystal, MN Offers Homeowners Amazing Grants for Solar Energy

Crystal, MN Offers Homeowners Amazing Grants for Solar Energy

A residential solar energy system can dramatically reduce home energy use and create a source of income for many homeowners. Solar energy can be an affordable way to move toward energy independence. This eco-friendly power source also benefits the planet by reducing...

Understanding Solar Industry Trends in 2020

Understanding Solar Industry Trends in 2020

The economic implications of the pandemic have hit some industries hard, but the Minnesota solar energy industry is thriving! Here’s a look at some important solar industry trends from Minnesota and around the United States. Solar...

Affordable Solar Energy Spells the Beginning of the End for Coal

Affordable Solar Energy Spells the Beginning of the End for Coal

Thanks to the widespread availability and affordability of solar energy, many experts believe the 2020s will be the last decade of widespread coal usage in the United States. It is no longer profitable for power companies to be using coal and other fossil fuels when...

3 Ways to Decide if Solar is Right for Your Home

3 Ways to Decide if Solar is Right for Your Home

So, you’ve heard about solar energy and how beneficial it can be, but you may be unsure if you can make it work for your home. Maybe you’re not even sure where to start, and it’s discouraging. Almost discouraging enough to make you give up the dream of a solar powered...