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Free Solar Panel Installation

Free Solar Panels for Qualified Minneapolis Residents

How Solar Power Lowers Your Power Bill

Electricity is used from the solar panels first. You don't pay anything for that! Since your home is still connected to Xcel Energy, any additional power needed comes from Xcel. Even when your solar panels are not producing power, you will have electricity. And if you produce more power than needed on some days, Xcel will credit your account for it.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Proof of enrollment in 2020/2021 Energy Assistance or other qualifying information.
  • Own your home
  • Home is located in Minneapolis
  • Roof that is ideally less than 5 years old, or up to 10 years old if it is in good condition.
  • Limited tree cover around home, or willingness to trim or remove trees as needed. 

Want to Know More?

  • Contact Andy Goke at or 612-470-1393.
  • Currently there is a waitlist for this program due to high demand and availability of funds. Please inquire as soon as possible, to secure your place in line, as any additional funds become available.
  • In most cases Apadana does not need to enter the home. If entering the home is necessary, COVID-19 safety precautions will be taken.
  • If homeowner has internet, a free monitoring app is available.
  • A 5-year installation warranty, a 25 year solar panel efficiency warranty, and 25 year inverter warranty, is included.
  • Thanks to MN law, the assessment value for taxes are not allowed to increase when solar is installed.
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