Welcome to Region Nine’s solar resource webpage. This webpage contains information about solar energy in South Central Minnesota. Solar energy uses a renewable energy source – the sun – and provides many benefits for individuals and the community. It can be used to generate electricity, to provide hot water, and to heat, cool, and light buildings.
Minnesota is a great place for solar energy. Believe it or not, much of the Midwest has the same solar potential as Tallahassee, FL and Houston, TX! Through a combination of utility rebates and new technology, solar electricity continues to become more affordable and a more common part of the energy system.
What is Region Nine doing around solar energy?
Region Nine is participating in SolSmart, a national program that provides free technical assistance with addressing local barriers to solar energy. Through this program, Region Nine is working to make it easier for residents and businesses choose solar energy.