Solar Power Panels in Minnesota: Costs, Companies, and ROI

MinnesotaInterested in solar power in Minnesota? We've got you covered. We've gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.

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The average Minnesota resident spends about 0.12 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 817 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month's electric bill totaling $96.51 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.

Key Solar Facts – Averaged for Minnesota

Average savings per year: $941.51 ($78.46 per month)

Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 22 years, 4 months

Is solar worth it in Minnesota? Based on the price of electricity in Minnesota (an average of 0.12 per kW) and low amounts of sun (10% less than average) compared to other states, solar power  is 9% lest cost effective than the rest of the nation.

Our final opinion: solar panels are somewhat recommended in Minnesota.

Solar Panel Installers in Minnesota

No local installers or providers available. See DIY products.

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Solar Power by Month in Minnesota

A 5kW system will save someone in Minnesota about $78.46 on an average month. Minnesota residents will usually generate the most power in July. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.

Month Available kW / meter / day Estimated savings / month
Jan  2.71  47.52
Feb  3.5  61.51
Mar  4.48  78.65
Apr  5.63  98.9
May  5.4  94.92
Jun  5.46  95.88
Jul  6.02  105.73
Aug  5.62  98.66
Sep  5.14  90.34
Oct  3.81  66.88
Nov  3.18  55.82
Dec  2.66  46.68

Minnesota has a low amount of solar power to capture – about 4.9 kilowatts per meter per day.

Calculations and Sources

Data based on 860 reporting zip codes in Minnesota. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.

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Ada, MN
Adams, MN
Adrian, MN
Afton, MN
Aitkin, MN
Akeley, MN
Albany, MN
Albert Lea, MN
Alberta, MN
Albertville, MN
Alborn, MN
Alden, MN
Aldrich, MN
Alexandria, MN
Alpha, MN
Altura, MN
Alvarado, MN
Amboy, MN
Andover, MN
Angora, MN
Annandale, MN
Anoka, MN
Appleton, MN
Arco, MN
Argyle, MN
Arlington, MN
Ashby, MN
Askov, MN
Atwater, MN
Audubon, MN
Aurora, MN
Austin, MN
Avoca, MN
Avon, MN
Babbitt, MN
Backus, MN
Badger, MN
Bagley, MN
Balaton, MN
Barnesville, MN
Barnum, MN
Barrett, MN
Barry, MN
Battle Lake, MN
Baudette, MN
Baxter, MN
Bayport, MN
Beardsley, MN
Beaver Creek, MN
Becker, MN
Bejou, MN
Belgrade, MN
Belle Plaine, MN
Bellingham, MN
Beltrami, MN
Belview, MN
Bemidji, MN
Bena, MN
Benson, MN
Bertha, MN
Bethel, MN
Big Falls, MN
Big Lake, MN
Bigelow, MN
Bigfork, MN
Bingham Lake, MN
Birchdale, MN
Bird Island, MN
Biwabik, MN
Blackduck, MN
Blomkest, MN
Blooming Prairie, MN
Blue Earth, MN
Bluffton, MN
Bock, MN
Borup, MN
Bovey, MN
Bowlus, MN
Boyd, MN
Braham, MN
Brainerd, MN
Brandon, MN
Breckenridge, MN
Brewster, MN
Bricelyn, MN
Brimson, MN
Britt, MN
Brook Park, MN
Brooks, MN
Brookston, MN
Brooten, MN
Browerville, MN
Browns Valley, MN
Brownsdale, MN
Brownsville, MN
Brownton, MN
Bruno, MN
Buffalo, MN
Buffalo Lake, MN
Burnsville, MN
Burtrum, MN
Butterfield, MN
Byron, MN
Caledonia, MN
Callaway, MN
Cambridge, MN
Campbell, MN
Canby, MN
Cannon Falls, MN
Canton, MN
Canyon, MN
Carlos, MN
Carlton, MN
Carver, MN
Cass Lake, MN
Cedar, MN
Center City, MN
Ceylon, MN
Champlin, MN
Chandler, MN
Chanhassen, MN
Chaska, MN
Chatfield, MN
Chisago City, MN
Chisholm, MN
Chokio, MN
Circle Pines, MN
Clara City, MN
Claremont, MN
Clarissa, MN
Clarkfield, MN
Clarks Grove, MN
Clear Lake, MN
Clearbrook, MN
Clearwater, MN
Clements, MN
Cleveland, MN
Climax, MN
Clinton, MN
Clitherall, MN
Clontarf, MN
Cloquet, MN
Cohasset, MN
Cokato, MN
Cold Spring, MN
Coleraine, MN
Cologne, MN
Comfrey, MN
Cook, MN
Correll, MN
Cosmos, MN
Cottage Grove, MN
Cotton, MN
Cottonwood, MN
Courtland, MN
Crane Lake, MN
Cromwell, MN
Crookston, MN
Crosby, MN
Crosslake, MN
Currie, MN
Cushing, MN
Cyrus, MN
Dakota, MN
Dalbo, MN
Dalton, MN
Danube, MN
Danvers, MN
Darwin, MN
Dassel, MN
Dawson, MN
Dayton, MN
Deer Creek, MN
Deer River, MN
Deerwood, MN
Delano, MN
Delavan, MN
Dennison, MN
Dent, MN
Detroit Lakes, MN
Dexter, MN
Dilworth, MN
Dodge Center, MN
Donnelly, MN
Dover, MN
Dovray, MN
Duluth, MN
Dumont, MN
Dundas, MN
Dunnell, MN
Eagle Bend, MN
Eagle Lake, MN
East Grand Forks, MN
Easton, MN
Echo, MN
Eden Prairie, MN
Eden Valley, MN
Edgerton, MN
Effie, MN
Eitzen, MN
Elbow Lake, MN
Elgin, MN
Elizabeth, MN
Elk River, MN
Elko New Market, MN
Elkton, MN
Ellendale, MN
Ellsworth, MN
Elmore, MN
Elrosa, MN
Ely, MN
Elysian, MN
Embarrass, MN
Emily, MN
Emmons, MN
Erhard, MN
Erskine, MN
Esko, MN
Essig, MN
Euclid, MN
Evansville, MN
Eveleth, MN
Excelsior, MN
Eyota, MN
Fairfax, MN
Fairmont, MN
Faribault, MN
Farmington, MN
Farwell, MN
Federal Dam, MN
Felton, MN
Fergus Falls, MN
Fertile, MN
Fifty Lakes, MN
Finland, MN
Finlayson, MN
Fisher, MN
Flensburg, MN
Floodwood, MN
Foley, MN
Forbes, MN
Forest Lake, MN
Foreston, MN
Fort Ripley, MN
Fosston, MN
Fountain, MN
Foxhome, MN
Franklin, MN
Frazee, MN
Freeborn, MN
Freeport, MN
Frontenac, MN
Frost, MN
Fulda, MN
Garden City, MN
Garfield, MN
Garrison, MN
Garvin, MN
Gary, MN
Gatzke, MN
Gaylord, MN
Geneva, MN
Georgetown, MN
Ghent, MN
Gibbon, MN
Gilbert, MN
Glencoe, MN
Glenville, MN
Glenwood, MN
Glyndon, MN
Gonvick, MN
Good Thunder, MN
Goodhue, MN
Goodland, MN
Goodridge, MN
Graceville, MN
Granada, MN
Grand Marais, MN
Grand Meadow, MN
Grand Portage, MN
Grand Rapids, MN
Granite Falls, MN
Grasston, MN
Green Isle, MN
Greenbush, MN
Grey Eagle, MN
Grove City, MN
Grygla, MN
Gully, MN
Hackensack, MN
Hallock, MN
Halma, MN
Halstad, MN
Hamburg, MN
Hamel, MN
Hampton, MN
Hancock, MN
Hanley Falls, MN
Hanover, MN
Hanska, MN
Hardwick, MN
Harmony, MN
Harris, MN
Hartland, MN
Hastings, MN
Hawley, MN
Hayfield, MN
Hayward, MN
Hector, MN
Henderson, MN
Hendricks, MN
Hendrum, MN
Henning, MN
Henriette, MN
Herman, MN
Heron Lake, MN
Hewitt, MN
Hibbing, MN
Hill City, MN
Hillman, MN
Hills, MN
Hinckley, MN
Hines, MN
Hitterdal, MN
Hoffman, MN
Hokah, MN
Holdingford, MN
Holland, MN
Hollandale, MN
Holloway, MN
Holyoke, MN
Hope, MN
Hopkins, MN
Houston, MN
Hovland, MN
Howard Lake, MN
Hoyt Lakes, MN
Hugo, MN
Humboldt, MN
Hutchinson, MN
International Falls, MN
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Iona, MN
Iron, MN
Ironton, MN
Isabella, MN
Isanti, MN
Isle, MN
Ivanhoe, MN
Jackson, MN
Jacobson, MN
Janesville, MN
Jasper, MN
Jeffers, MN
Jordan, MN
Kabetogama, MN
Kandiyohi, MN
Karlstad, MN
Kasota, MN
Kasson, MN
Kelliher, MN
Kellogg, MN
Kennedy, MN
Kenneth, MN
Kensington, MN
Kent, MN
Kenyon, MN
Kerkhoven, MN
Kerrick, MN
Kettle River, MN
Kiester, MN
Kilkenny, MN
Kimball, MN
Kinney, MN
Knife River, MN
La Crescent, MN
La Salle, MN
Lafayette, MN
Lake Benton, MN
Lake Bronson, MN
Lake City, MN
Lake Crystal, MN
Lake Elmo, MN
Lake George, MN
Lake Lillian, MN
Lake Park, MN
Lake Wilson, MN
Lakefield, MN
Lakeland, MN
Lakeville, MN
Lamberton, MN
Lancaster, MN
Lanesboro, MN
Lansing, MN
Laporte, MN
Lastrup, MN
Le Center, MN
Le Roy, MN
Le Sueur, MN
Lengby, MN
Leonard, MN
Leota, MN
Lester Prairie, MN
Lewiston, MN
Lewisville, MN
Lindstrom, MN
Lismore, MN
Litchfield, MN
Little Falls, MN
Littlefork, MN
Loman, MN
Long Lake, MN
Long Prairie, MN
Longville, MN
Lonsdale, MN
Loretto, MN
Lowry, MN
Lucan, MN
Lutsen, MN
Luverne, MN
Lyle, MN
Lynd, MN
Mabel, MN
Madelia, MN
Madison, MN
Madison Lake, MN
Magnolia, MN
Mahnomen, MN
Makinen, MN
Mankato, MN
Mantorville, MN
Maple Lake, MN
Maple Plain, MN
Mapleton, MN
Marble, MN
Marcell, MN
Margie, MN
Marietta, MN
Marine On Saint Croix, MN
Marshall, MN
Max, MN
Mayer, MN
Maynard, MN
Mazeppa, MN
Mc Grath, MN
Mcgregor, MN
Mcintosh, MN
Meadowlands, MN
Medford, MN
Melrose, MN
Menahga, MN
Mendota, MN
Mentor, MN
Merrifield, MN
Middle River, MN
Milaca, MN
Milan, MN
Millville, MN
Milroy, MN
Miltona, MN
Minneapolis, MN
Minneota, MN
Minnesota City, MN
Minnesota Lake, MN
Minnetonka, MN
Mizpah, MN
Montevideo, MN
Montgomery, MN
Monticello, MN
Montrose, MN
Moorhead, MN
Moose Lake, MN
Mora, MN
Morgan, MN
Morris, MN
Morristown, MN
Morton, MN
Motley, MN
Mound, MN
Mountain Iron, MN
Mountain Lake, MN
Murdock, MN
Nashua, MN
Nashwauk, MN
Naytahwaush, MN
Nelson, MN
Nerstrand, MN
Nevis, MN
New Auburn, MN
New Germany, MN
New London, MN
New Munich, MN
New Prague, MN
New Richland, MN
New Ulm, MN
New York Mills, MN
Newfolden, MN
Newport, MN
Nicollet, MN
Nielsville, MN
Nisswa, MN
Norcross, MN
North Branch, MN
Northfield, MN
Northome, MN
Norwood Young America, MN
Noyes, MN
Oak Park, MN
Odessa, MN
Odin, MN
Ogema, MN
Ogilvie, MN
Okabena, MN
Oklee, MN
Olivia, MN
Onamia, MN
Ormsby, MN
Oronoco, MN
Orr, MN
Ortonville, MN
Osage, MN
Osakis, MN
Oslo, MN
Osseo, MN
Ostrander, MN
Ottertail, MN
Outing, MN
Owatonna, MN
Palisade, MN
Park Rapids, MN
Parkers Prairie, MN
Paynesville, MN
Pease, MN
Pelican Rapids, MN
Pemberton, MN
Pengilly, MN
Pennington, MN
Pennock, MN
Pequot Lakes, MN
Perham, MN
Perley, MN
Peterson, MN
Pierz, MN
Pillager, MN
Pine City, MN
Pine Island, MN
Pine River, MN
Pipestone, MN
Plainview, MN
Plato, MN
Plummer, MN
Ponsford, MN
Porter, MN
Preston, MN
Princeton, MN
Prinsburg, MN
Prior Lake, MN
Puposky, MN
Racine, MN
Randall, MN
Randolph, MN
Raymond, MN
Reading, MN
Reads Landing, MN
Red Lake Falls, MN
Red Wing, MN
Redby, MN
Redlake, MN
Redwood Falls, MN
Remer, MN
Renville, MN
Revere, MN
Rice, MN
Richmond, MN
Richville, MN
Rochert, MN
Rochester, MN
Rockford, MN
Rogers, MN
Rollingstone, MN
Roosevelt, MN
Roscoe, MN
Rose Creek, MN
Roseau, MN
Rosemount, MN
Rothsay, MN
Round Lake, MN
Royalton, MN
Rush City, MN
Rushford, MN
Rushmore, MN
Russell, MN
Ruthton, MN
Sabin, MN
Sacred Heart, MN
Saginaw, MN
Saint Bonifacius, MN
Saint Charles, MN
Saint Clair, MN
Saint Cloud, MN
Saint Francis, MN
Saint Hilaire, MN
Saint James, MN
Saint Joseph, MN
Saint Martin, MN
Saint Michael, MN
Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul Park, MN
Saint Peter, MN
Saint Stephen, MN
Saint Vincent, MN
Salol, MN
Sanborn, MN
Sandstone, MN
Santiago, MN
Sargeant, MN
Sartell, MN
Sauk Centre, MN
Sauk Rapids, MN
Savage, MN
Sawyer, MN
Scandia, MN
Schroeder, MN
Seaforth, MN
Sebeka, MN
Shafer, MN
Shakopee, MN
Shelly, MN
Sherburn, MN
Shevlin, MN
Side Lake, MN
Silver Bay, MN
Silver Creek, MN
Silver Lake, MN
Slayton, MN
Sleepy Eye, MN
Solway, MN
Soudan, MN
South Haven, MN
South Saint Paul, MN
Spicer, MN
Spring Grove, MN
Spring Lake, MN
Spring Park, MN
Spring Valley, MN
Springfield, MN
Squaw Lake, MN
Stacy, MN
Stanchfield, MN
Staples, MN
Starbuck, MN
Steen, MN
Stephen, MN
Stewart, MN
Stewartville, MN
Stillwater, MN
Storden, MN
Strandquist, MN
Strathcona, MN
Sturgeon Lake, MN
Sunburg, MN
Swan River, MN
Swanville, MN
Swatara, MN
Taconite, MN
Talmoon, MN
Tamarack, MN
Taopi, MN
Taunton, MN
Taylors Falls, MN
Tenstrike, MN
Thief River Falls, MN
Tintah, MN
Tofte, MN
Tower, MN
Tracy, MN
Trail, MN
Trimont, MN
Truman, MN
Twin Lakes, MN
Twin Valley, MN
Two Harbors, MN
Tyler, MN
Ulen, MN
Underwood, MN
Upsala, MN
Utica, MN
Vergas, MN
Vermillion, MN
Verndale, MN
Vernon Center, MN
Vesta, MN
Victoria, MN
Viking, MN
Villard, MN
Vining, MN
Virginia, MN
Wabasha, MN
Wabasso, MN
Waconia, MN
Wadena, MN
Wahkon, MN
Waite Park, MN
Waldorf, MN
Walker, MN
Walnut Grove, MN
Waltham, MN
Wanamingo, MN
Wannaska, MN
Warba, MN
Warren, MN
Warroad, MN
Warsaw, MN
Waseca, MN
Waskish, MN
Watertown, MN
Waterville, MN
Watkins, MN
Watson, MN
Waubun, MN
Waverly, MN
Wayzata, MN
Webster, MN
Welch, MN
Welcome, MN
Wells, MN
Wendell, MN
West Concord, MN
West Union, MN
Westbrook, MN
Wheaton, MN
Willernie, MN
Williams, MN
Willmar, MN
Willow River, MN
Wilmont, MN
Windom, MN
Winger, MN
Winnebago, MN
Winona, MN
Winsted, MN
Winthrop, MN
Winton, MN
Wirt, MN
Wolverton, MN
Wood Lake, MN
Woodstock, MN
Worthington, MN
Wrenshall, MN
Wright, MN
Wykoff, MN
Wyoming, MN
Young America, MN
Zimmerman, MN
Zumbro Falls, MN
Zumbrota, MN