TWIN CITIES SMALL BUSINESSES

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is solarizing Twin Cities neighborhoods with specific help for businesses and non-profits (including faith/spiritual communities) for whom financing is an obstacle.

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

Small businesses and non-profits get lower electric costs. The investor gets a return. And the earth heals that much more.

For properties located in the Twin Cities, we have installation slots available through the Lake Street Solar program. 

Lake Street Solar: Bringing Renewable Energy to the Twin Cities

Small businesses, non-profits, and congregations in the Twin Cities 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 metro-area building could be next!

Program Summary:

  • Rooftop solar installation available to all small businesses and non-profits in the Twin Cities
  • $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. 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].