Grow Solar Twin Cities is an educational and group purchasing program for residential and commercial solar. Property owners throughout the Twin Cities and the surrounding metro area may participate in the program to help pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing high-quality solar more affordable. The program is offered with support from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, paleBLUEdot, Resilient Cities & Communities, Center for Energy & Environment, and a variety of local municipalities.
Grow Solar Twin Cities 2022
How does the program work?
Grow Solar offers free education about solar energy to help people figure out if solar is right for them. Do you own a property? Is it relatively free from shade? Do you want to lower your electricity bills? Solar might be right for you!
Start by attending a Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Twin Cities program works. Look for a Power Hour schedule this spring!
Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer (selected this spring). After attending a Solar Power Hour, schedule a site assessment and cost estimate.
Grow Solar Twin Cities will be offered through September 30, 2022. Don’t delay, sign up today!
Want more information about this program? Learn about the MREA’s process for facilitating group buys, our previous successes with this program and details about the selected installer, MN Solar, on the About page.
Grow Solar Twin Cities Events
6/15 Wednesday: Solar Power Hour on Zoom, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (click to register) – co-hosted by City of Woodbury
6/23 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Dakota Room at Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Pkwy, Burnsville, MN – co-hosted by City of Burnsville
7/14 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Minnetonka Community Center, 14600 Minnetonka Blvd, Minnetonka, MN – co-hosted by City of Minnetonka
7/21 Thursday: Solar Power Hour on Zoom, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (click to register) – co-hosted by City of Roseville
8/4 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Zoom (click to register) – co-hosted by City of Edina
8/4 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Inver Grove Heights City Hall, 8150 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN – co-hosted by City of Inver Grove Heights
8/18 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 1:00-2:00 p.m. (location to be determined) – co-hosted by City of Minneapolis
8/25 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Dr, Coon Rapids, MN – co-hosted by City of Coon Rapids
One Program, Big Impact!
2022 marks the fourth year for the Grow Solar Twin Cities program. Since 2018, the environmental impact has been huge. Each year, the PV systems installed through this program will singlehandedly avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 2,323,843 lbs. of CO2. So, thank you to you for making this program successful year after year and for helping to keep our part of the state beautiful, clean, and healthy.
Since 2018 –
519 people attended Solar Power Hours
167 properties added solar
1239 kilowatts of solar have been installed
Every year that’s like avoiding –
2,616,437 miles driven by the average passenger vehicle
1,166,241 lbs. of coal burned
OR like 45,626 trash bags recycled rather than landfilled