The inability to claim tax credits has slowed solar on educational buildings. State lawmakers agreed to include $21 million in an omnibus energy bill to help K-12 schools and community colleges add panels to their rooftops.

by Frank Jossi July 1, 2021/Energy News Network

A new, first-of-its-kind state fund could help triple the number of solar installations on Minnesota K-12 schools and community colleges.

Minnesota ranked 11th in the country last year for solar capacity on school buildings, with 157 installations identified in a national industry report. That leaves hundreds of rooftops with the potential to host money-saving solar projects.