JUST SOLAR:  TWIN CITIES SMALL BUSINESSES

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is solarizing Twin Cities neighborhoods in the spirit of "Build Back Fossil-Free." By working with Solar Informatics and a local, justice-minded equity investor, we can help small businesses, non-profits, and faith communities go solar with no money down.

How does this work? The investor builds and owns the solar array for the tax and depreciation credits. They lease the roof space from the business and sell them the solar electricity at a discount over standard fossil-fuel electricity.

Businesses get lower electric costs. The investor gets a return. And the earth heals that much more.

For properties located in Minneapolis, we currently have installation slots available through the Lake Street Solar program. See below for details.

Lake Street Solar: Bringing Renewable Energy to Minneapolis

Small businesses, non-profits, and congregations in Minneapolis can get a rooftop solar array installed for absolutely no cost with guaranteed savings over current utility rates.

This program is through a partnership between MNIPL and Amber Naqvi, a local community-based investor. We have already completed installations at CTUL, Thee House UV Beth-El, Lundstrum Performing Arts, Woodland Stoves and Fireplaces, Liberty Community Church (which was featured in this Star Tribune article), and Liberty's Northside Healing Space. Your building could be next!

Program Summary:

  • Rooftop solar installation available to all Minneapolis businesses and non-profits
  • $0 upfront cost
  • 5%-20% lower rate (per kilowatt hour delivered) compared to Xcel's rates
  • 20-year contract, with option to buy after 10 years
  • Download this flier to learn more.

Only 24 installations are available, and slots will fill quickly. Complete this interest form today, if you'd like to add solar to your Minneapolis business property. There is no obligation. We will contact you to review the process and answer your questions.

A rooftop solar array was installed at Liberty Community Church, thanks to MNIPL and Amber Naqvi, a solar entrepreneur and investor. Photo from Star Tribune.
A rooftop solar array was installed at Liberty Community Church, thanks to MNIPL and Amber Naqvi, a solar entrepreneur and investor. Photo from Star Tribune.

For more information about any of our Just Solar programs, email [email protected].