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.
The YMCA Camp St Croix gets a spiffy solar hot water system on its new King leadership Center bunk house in Hudson, WI. Camp participants will get a dose of sustainability while staying at this new LEED certified building, complete with hot water for showering from the sun!
This Energy Star-rated $1.5M residential construction project incorporates one of the largest residential solar hot water systems in the Upper Midwest.
With the house being new construction, the solar system was closely coordinated with the architectural design.