Incentives for HVAC, lighting, appliances, geothermal heat pumps, dehumidifiers and refrigerator/freezer recycling.
Sales tax exemption for solar energy systems purchased on or after 8/1/2005.
Loans for fans, water heaters, lighting, furnaces, air conditioners, weatherstripping, duct sealing, insulation and solar panels from $2,000-$35,000 at a 5.75% rate.
Sales tax exemption for wind power, wind mill or wind turbines used as electric power sources.
Loans up to $20,000 for water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, insulation, windows and doors.
Rebates at 1¢-5¢/kWh for electricity generated by hydropower and anaerobic digesters.
Low-interest loans between $2,000 and $35,000 for energy efficiency upgrades.
Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas)
Rebates up to $1,365 for furnaces, boilers, space and water heaters, programmable thermostats, clothes washers, air sealing, insulation and drain water heat recovery devices.
Xcel Energy (Electric and Gas)
Rebates of up to $1,200 for air sealing, insulation, CFLs, ACs, clothes washers, dishwashers, ECM fans, furances, boilers, refrigerators, programmable thermostats and water heaters. $35 energy audit is required.
Xcel Energy (Gas)
Rebates for insulation, boilers, furnaces and water heaters; Energy audits at a reduced cost.
Rebates and incentives from utilities for efficiency are not taxable.
Federal tax credit of 30% of cost for solar panels, wind energy, solar water heaters, geothermal heat pumps and fuel cells.
Loans from FHA, VA and other lenders for energy efficiency upgrades and renewable energy upgrades like solar panels and passive solar space heaters.
Grants for energy generation, transmission and distribution facitlities in rural communities.