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May 2018

Solar update by WPR’s Hope Kirwan

By | 2018-05-24T10:53:14+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Incentives & Programs|

WPR's Newsmakers, May 3, 2018 Hope Kirwan met with Blaine Marcou from Aquilla Solar and representatives of Xcel and Dairyland Power to give an update on Wisconsin's renewable energy progress. Wisconsin will never compare to California and Arizona when it comes to solar power generation — the [...]

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March 2018

Why Solar is Your Best Option for Renewable Energy in La Crescent, Winona and Wabasha

By | 2018-05-26T20:03:14+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Solar Incentives & Programs|

Apply for your Solar*Rewards Today! There have been several changes in the Midwest solar industry since last summer... introduction of tariffs on panels and aluminum, The Made in Minnesota program was cancelled, and solar funding was increased for Xcel Energy's residential and business customers. Your best [...]

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The Aquilla Difference…

By | 2018-03-05T12:36:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Our Projects, Solar Incentives & Programs, Uncategorized|

Will your installer go the extra mile? This 2017 Made in Minnesota project left us scratching our heads for the best way to get solar for this customer. Almost everything was working against us... there was 1000 square feet of roof sloping to the North, these were metal interlocking [...]

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January 2017

Claiming the Solar Federal Tax Credit: For Home-Owners & Businesses

By | 2017-07-06T10:04:10+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Incentives & Programs|

You’ve installed a solar array and it’s connected to the grid… now it’s time to make sure you claim your 30% Federal Tax Credit! How to Claim the Federal Solar Tax Credit: Home-Owners Residential Solar Installations can find the most current form [...]

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6 Questions You Should Ask Your Solar Installer

By | 2017-07-06T18:31:44+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: About Us, Frequently Asked Questions|

  There are many questions to ask before installing solar on your home or business, and not all solar companies are equal.  If your solar energy company can't answer these questions, you might want to keep shopping around.  Aquilla Solar is ready to answer these, and any other, questions you [...]

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February 2016

Aquilla Solar Closes 2016 with over 120 Made in MN Solar Lottery Applications!

By | 2017-03-14T13:08:12+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News, Solar Facts & Fun, Solar Incentives & Programs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Thank you to all the applicants that entered into the 2016 Made in Minnesota Solar Lottery with Aquilla! With almost double the applicants of 2015, you are going to see at least twice as much solar installed by Aquilla in the Mississippi Valley Xcel Energy region. We have a great [...]

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December 2015

30% Solar Federal Tax Credit Extended for 5 Years!

By | 2017-03-14T13:08:12+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|

On Friday December 18, 2015 Congress passed the new omnibus bill that includes extensions for various renewables including 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar five more years. Solar companies can continue selling and installing solar without worrying about the "2016 solar cliff". It not only helps installers but also [...]

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November 2015

Project Sunroof: Google to Map Out Roofs for Solar and Help You Contact Installers

By | 2017-03-14T13:08:13+00:00 November 26th, 2015|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News, Solar Facts & Fun|Tags: , , , |

Even Google is getting into the solar business! Soon you will be able to "Google your House" to see if you have a good roof for solar. Google will even recommend nearby installers... I'm sure installers can be included in their searches for a "nominal fee". Take a quick look at [...]

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October 2015

Dependence on coal sends millions out of Minnesota… renewables can curb that dependence.

By | 2017-03-14T13:08:14+00:00 October 30th, 2015|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that Minnesota depends on coal for 44 percent of its in-state electricity generation? To supply that power, the state’s power producers paid nearly $420 million to import 12 million tons of coal from Wyoming and Montana! And Xcel Energy, the state’s largest power provider, sent $250 million out [...]

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Made in Minnesota Business Solar Lottery Program

By | 2017-03-14T13:08:14+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Made in Minnesota Business Lottery Program can pay up to 45% of your system. If you are selected in the lottery you will receive payments over 10 years from the State of Minnesota for the energy produced. This can add up to $62,000 over the life of a 40kW system. [...]

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