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HF 4198

as introduced - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/05/2020 01:41pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to energy; establishing a rebate for the installation of solar energy devices
on residences; appropriating money; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 216C.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

new text begin [216C.418] RESIDENTIAL SOLAR REBATES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definition. new text end

new text begin For the purposes of this section, "photovoltaic device" has
the meaning given in section 216C.06, subdivision 16.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Rebate program established. new text end

new text begin The commissioner must establish a rebate
program to provide financial assistance to owners of single-family residences to purchase
and install photovoltaic devices on or adjacent to the residences.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Application. new text end

new text begin An application for a rebate under this section must be made to
the commissioner on a form developed by the commissioner. The commissioner must
develop procedures and processes to (1) solicit and review applications, and (2) award
rebates under this section.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Eligibility. new text end

new text begin (a) A rebate must not be awarded under this section for a photovoltaic
device capable of generating more than 120 percent of the average annual amount of
electricity consumed by the residence over the past three years.
new text end

new text begin (b) A rebate may be awarded under this section for a photovoltaic system that receives
financial assistance from the federal government or a Minnesota utility.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 5. new text end

new text begin Limitation. new text end

new text begin A rebate awarded under this section must not exceed four percent
of the total cost to purchase and install the photovoltaic device.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2021 is appropriated from the general fund to the commissioner
of commerce to award rebates under Minnesota Statutes, section 216C.418, to purchase and
install residential solar photovoltaic devices. This is a onetime appropriation. This
appropriation remains available until December 31, 2024.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end