What is happening
Minnesota lawmakers have an opportunity to take two important steps to expand solar in Minnesota during this legislative session:
- Giving homeowners that live in an HOA the right to go solar.
- Approving $3 million in funding for the Solar on Schools program for rural Minnesota
Supporting solar rights
All Minnesotans should have the right to go solar – especially on their own homes. Unfortunately, many homeowners that are part of a homeowners association (HOA) are blocked by their HOA from going solar. This matters because 1 in 4 Minnesotans live in one of the state’s more than 7,700 HOAs.
Minnesota lawmakers are close to passing a bill that protects our right to go solar from unfair interference from a homeowners association (HOA). The bill is now at a critical step in the process.
Bring more solar to Minnesota schools
Support $3,000,000 in additional funding for the Solar on Schools program. This will fund solar on schools in utility areas outside of Xcel territory. This program was created last session and is so successful it can use additional funding. Energy costs are a large expense for schools. Solar is a way to reduce that cost while producing clean, local energy. Governor Walz has included this in his budget
Contact your legislators. Urge them to support solar rights for HOA homeowners and expand solar schools.