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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
Solar panel warranty | Wolf Track Energy

Solar panel warranty: How to protect your investment

Solar systems are a reliable way to produce electricity. There are no moving parts in a solar panel – they just soak up the sun’s rays for 25 years or more.   But what if something goes wrong? That’s where a solar panel warranty comes in.   There are several different kinds of warranties that…
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December 1, 2022 0
Solar quotes | Wolf Track Energy

Getting solar quotes? Here’s how to read your proposal

Getting solar quotes from a contractor is one of the first steps when investing in renewable energy. The estimate should tell you about all of the important aspects of your system, including cost, estimated energy production and return on investment.   But not every quote is made the same. Some installers may choose to highlight different…
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October 25, 2022 0
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