Funding Assistance for Green Building Projects

Do It Green! Minnesota

Established in 1995, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is an ongoing project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

Here are some examples of financing programs, tax incentives, loan programs and rebates:


  • Local Option: Energy Improvement Financing Programs

Performance-Based Incentive

  • Austin Utilities: Solar Choice Program
  • Minnesota: Renewable Energy Production Incentive

Property Tax Incentive

  • Wind and Solar-Electric (PV) Systems Exemption

Sales Tax Incentive

  • Solar Energy Sales Tax Exemption
  • Wind Energy Sales Tax Exemption

State Grant Program

  • Renewable Energy Equipment Grant
  • Solar Energy Legacy Grants for Local Governments

State Loan Program

  • Agricultural Improvement Loan Program
  • Home Energy Loan Program
  • Methane Digester Loan Program
  • MHFA Rental Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • NEC Minnesota Energy Loan Program
  • Rental Energy Loan Fund
  • Sustainable Agriculture Loan Program

State Rebate Program

  • Residential Small Wind Rebate Program
  • Solar Hot Water Rebate Program
  • Solar Space Heating Rebate Program
  • Solar-Electric (PV) Rebate Program

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