Renewable Energy Equipment Grant

February 07, 2011


The Renewable Energy Equipment Grant Program was established by the 2007 Minnesota Legislature to fund the installation of renewable energy equipment for low income weatherization clients throughout Minnesota. Each grant has a maximum allowance of $4,700 and may be used for solar-air or bio-fuel heating systems. Qualification Recipients must meet the eligibility guidelines for the Energy Assistance program (EAP) in order to qualify for a grant. The grant is administered through the Community Action Program network and each eligible grant is coordinated with a weatherization project. The combination of conservation and renewable energy equipment is intended to give optimum benefit to the household. Each project must show a simple 15 year or less payback based on the primary fuel it will be supplementing. Bio-fuel equipment must also meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II emission standards.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Minnesota Office of Energy Security
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Space Heat
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: $4,700
Equipment Requirements: Bio-fuel equipment must meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Phase II emission standards


Name: Mark McLaughlin
Address: 85 7th Place East, Suite 500
St. Paul MN 55101-2198
Phone: (800) 657-3710

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.