Fast Facts About the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry:

  • Minnesota is ranked 15th in the nation for installed solar.

  • Our 1,586 Megawatt's (MW's) of installed solar is enough to power 203,522 homes!

  • At the end of 2020, Minnesota had 4,335 jobs in solar. Solar installer is one of the fastest growing jobs in the state.

  • 146 solar companies are located here.

  • Solar energy powered 3.32% of Minnesota's electricity in 2020.

  • $2.2 billion has been invested in the solar industry across Minnesota.

  • Solar prices have fallen 45% in the state over the past 5 years. It is now often cheaper to install solar gardens than build new fossil fuel plants. 

*Source: Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)'s Q4 2020 Report.

 

Minnesota community solar garden with pollinators