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SRDC doing survey on solar financing

SLAYTON -- The Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC) and Region Five Development Commission (R5DC), along with Rural MN Energy Board, are interested in knowing thoughts about a residential solar financing model.

SLAYTON - The Southwest Regional Development Commission (SRDC) and Region Five Development Commission (R5DC), along with Rural MN Energy Board, are interested in knowing thoughts about a residential solar financing model.

Over the past decade, alternative energy products and services including solar systems have seen a significant increase in interest and as a result, the Regional Development Commissions (RDCs) have received several inquiries for lending programs that bolster system deployment. With funding support of the McKnight Foundation, the two RDCs are partnering with utility providers, contractors and homeowners to fully understand the opportunities and barriers around a potential residential Solar Energy Lending Program.

A survey is designed for residents in the Rural MN Energy Board area (Counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood,  Faribault, Freeborn, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Sibley, Watonwan). All residents and homeowners are encouraged to fill out an online survey, which will take approximately five to 10 minutes to complete. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SELPhomeownerfinal .

 

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