From our partners at MnSEIA:

MnSEIA is very excited to announce that $31 million for solar has been included in the joint House and Senate Commerce and Energy Omnibus bill. This result is a huge win during a challenging legislative session and a divided government.

The joint Commerce and Energy Omnibus bill includes:

  • $16 million for the Solar on Schools program.
  • $5 million for Solar on Community Colleges, spurred by the solar on schools work.
  • $5 million for a Solar*Rewards Extension in each of 2023 & 2024.
  • $100,000 to add solar to the Anoka-Ramsey closed landfill and to create a Brightfields pilot program.
  • And perhaps most importantly, nothing negative for solar.

This legislation will continue Minnesota’s history of strong, effective solar policy and progress towards ambitious clean energy goals.

Barring any final alterations due to leadership negotiations, this should be the Commerce and Energy bill for 2021. But because the bill is getting reheard as part of the June 2021 special session, any amendment to the bill in either body could cause the negotiated deal to collapse.

So now is the time to call your legislators and urge them to pass the bill without any amendments! Find your legislator here.

If passed this will be Minnesota’s best solar bill since 2013!

MnSEIA is the voice of the Minnesota solar and storage industry.

MnSEIA’S mission is to grow solar energy industries as part of Minnesota’s clean energy transition by delivering strong public policy, education, job creation and sustainable industry development.

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