Solar Energy

Solar energy can be a cost-effective way to power your home or business while reducing your energy footprint. Check out the following resources to see if your property is a good fit for solar energy, what is required to install a solar system, and what resources are available for interested residents and business owners.

Is My Property Right for Solar?

A variety of resources exist for Fridley residents and business owners to help evaluate the suiSolar panel installation on roof of single-family housetability of solar for their properties:

City Requirements for Solar

Fridley requires building and electrical permits to be obtained prior to the start of roof-mounted solar installation. Ground mounted systems must additionally receive a Special Use Permit. All permits can be applied for online at

A complete checklist and guide to the solar approval process in Fridley can be found here. 

Financial Resources

  1. Homeowners

MNCEE Residential Solar Financing – Solar financing loans up to $75,000; available for 100% of project costs.

US Department of Energy Solar Tax Incentive – Available federal tax credit for new solar installations.

Xcel Solar Rewards – Financial incentives for solar; rewards apply continuously after solar installation.

  1. Businesses, Organizations, & Multifamily
  1. Renters and Unsuitable Properties