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Solar workshop planned for Feb. 16

Posted on 26 January 2016 by calvin

Didn’t win the Powerball? Enter the 2016 Made in Minnesota Solar Program Lottery and score a win for you and the environment!

Applied Energy Innovations, 4000 Minnehaha Ave. S., is planning a Made in MN (MIM) South Metro Solar Workshop for Tues., Feb. 16, 7pm. Invited Speakers include representatives from Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) who will describe finance options and qualifications; solar manufacturers rep from Itek Solar (Seward Neighborhood); representatives from Dept. Of Commerce to explain the MIM lottery process.; and leadership from MnSEIA, who will explain the current state of solar affairs and the exponential growth occurring in 2016.

Doug Kmetz Solar 2The cost of solar has dropped 60% in the last 10 years. Made in MN lottery rebates and tax incentives can reduce out of pocket costs by 90% and provide payback between 6-10 years. The non-profit CEE has developed a low-interest finance program which complements the MIM annual rebate check issued by the Dept of Commerce. Reduce your carbon footprint, produce your own energy, and support local products and contractors.

Longfellow based business Applied Energy Innovations (AEI) can guide you through the 2016 State of Minnesota process, including assessing solar feasibility, completing the MN Department of Commerce solar application, and providing solar design and implementation. AEI General Manager Steve Haslach can be reached by email at or by phone at 612-532-0384 to help guide you through the solar MIM program.