Washington-based solar module manufacturer itek Energy has earned its ‘Made in Minnesota’ status from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
The new Minneapolis facility, being developed with local partner SPYE LLC Inc., will allow Minnesota consumers to access incentives that reward purchase of solar equipment manufactured in their own state.
The certification will allow local customers a production incentive of $0.28 /kWh for residential solar installations, $0.15/kWh for commercial tax-exempt, nonprofit and government installations and $0.13/kWh for commercial for-profit projects.
itek Energy started production in its new Minneapolis facility in November 2014. This year, itek forecasts producing between 2 MW and 4 MW of 60-cell solar panels at the facility.