Topic: Residential

The Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program is Back for Year 2!

The Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program is Back for Year 2!

Made in Minnesota (MiM) is a solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal incentive program that gives rebates to consumers based on the performance of the system aka how many kilowatt hours (kWh) produced in a year (PV) or the size of the system (thermal). MiM’s true purpose is to create jobs while making Minnesota greener and lowering the cost of Minnesota manufactured solar products. Run by the Department of Commerce – Division of Energy Resources and legislated to last 10 years, $15 million is available annually for rebates with $250,000 set aside for solar thermal.


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Passive House Receives GreenStar Certification

Passive House Receives GreenStar Certification

The Passive House in the Woods recently received Minnesota’s prestigious GreenStar Gold certification in honor of its resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, and reduced community impact. Read more.


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Introducing the new SunPower AC solar panel

Introducing the new SunPower AC solar panel

We are very excited to offer this cutting-edge solar energy solution that combines SunPower’s high efficiency modules with an optimized, factory-integrated microinverter. The modules come backed by an industry-leading 25-year warranty!


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Passive House in the Woods social event

Passive House in the Woods social event

8th International Passive House Days Once again, the gracious homeowner of the Passive House in the Woods is allowing us to open it up to the public. This year marks the 1st anniversary of the owner’s occupancy and the 20th anniversary of the Passive House building standard.  Join us on November 11 from 6.30-9.00 pm: […]


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PassiveHouse in the woods

PassiveHouse in the woods

We at Energy Concepts are proud of our contribution towards this first certified Passive Houses™ in the midwest!

It ranks among one of only a few net energy positive and carbon-neutral buildings in the country, blending economy, ecology, health and durability in ways only a Passive House can.


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Sun dancers harmonize with native prairie.

Sun dancers harmonize with native prairie.

After retiring from 20 plus years of service, this veteran created his idyllic prairie homestead.

Having already installed geothermal to optimize his heating and cooling energy usage, he turned to solar to offset the electricity in his home.


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