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American-made solar panels | Wolf Track Energy

American-made solar panels: How to find them

Everybody would love to get their hands on some American-made solar panels. But where can you find them?  There are several companies assembling solar panels in the U.S., and more are bringing operations here. But many of the most critical components of a solar panel are still being made overseas.   Businesses can take advantage…
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July 8, 2024 0
Solar Radiation | Wolf Track Energy

Solar radiation: How it varies year to year

Living in the Northland, we know that some seasons are sunnier than others. The sun sets much earlier and rises much later in the winter compared to the summer. In other words, the amount of solar radiation hitting the Earth varies by season. But did you know some years are sunnier than others? While solar…
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April 30, 2024 0
Commercial EV chargers | Wolf Track Energy

Commercial EV chargers: Wolf Track partners with ZEF Energy

Wolf Track Energy recently partnered with ZEF Energy to begin offering commercial EV chargers across the Northland. ZEF Energy is a Minneapolis-based maker of Level 2 and DC fast chargers that’s owned by 35 cooperatives and municipal utilities. It makes its equipment in the U.S. with domestic steel and labor, and since 2014 it has…
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March 28, 2024 0
Commercial solar installation | Wolf Track Energy

Commercial solar incentives: How to get a bonus tax credit for your business

Business owners are always curious to know what kind of commercial solar incentives are available. Thanks to a recently passed federal law, they may qualify for bonus tax credits that can make their project even more affordable.   The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in 2022, extended existing tax credits that homeowners and businesses have used for…
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March 5, 2024 0
Solar for Schools | Wolf Track Energy

Solar for Schools grants in Minnesota: Learn how to apply in 2024

Minnesota’s new Solar for Schools program is up and running – and districts across the state are taking advantage.   The program, created in 2021, allows school districts to apply for grant funding to install solar and reduce their power bills and carbon footprint.   Solar for Schools will have two funding rounds in 2024.…
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January 29, 2024 0
Minnesota Power logo | Wolf Track Energy

SolarSense applications due soon: Learn how to apply with Minnesota Power

Applications for Minnesota Power’s SolarSense rebate, which can result in significant discounts for solar installations, are quickly coming due.  The utility is opening the application window on March 1 and will accept submissions for a couple of days. Qualified applications will be awarded in a lottery.  Minnesota Power has been hinting at some changes to…
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January 23, 2024 0
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Wolf Track Energy team grows with Real Solar merger

We have exciting news to share: Wolf Track Energy has merged with Real Solar, a Backus-based installer of solar energy systems. Customers can expect to see the same great service from Wolf Track Energy across a wider region of northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. The combined companies will adopt the Wolf Track Energy branding going forward,…
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October 23, 2023 1
REAP grants | Wolf Track Energy

REAP grants for solar: How to get financing for your system

Going solar isn’t cheap, but Uncle Sam can help bring down the cost significantly with REAP grants.   REAP, which stands for the Rural Energy in America Program, is a federal program that provides grants and guaranteed loans for renewables and energy efficiency projects. The financing is set aside for rural small businesses and agricultural producers.  …
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August 4, 2023 0
Residential Solar | Wolf Track Energy

Net metering in Minnesota: What to know

Northlanders considering adding solar panels to their home or business should probably understand net metering in Minnesota.   The net metering law, adopted by the state in 1983, governs how utilities compensate solar system owners for the energy they send to the grid. It’s what allows solar systems to drive down the cost of a customer’s…
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June 26, 2023 1
How many solar panels do I need? | Wolf Track Energy

“How many solar panels do I need?” Find out here

As solar installers, one of the more common questions we get is: “How many solar panels do I need?”  It may seem like an easy question, but the answer is anything but. It’s going to take some digging by your solar installer to design a system that works for you.   Solar customers in Minnesota can…
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April 10, 2023 0
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