Solar Energy Jobs Act of 2013 (HF 773/SF680)
Contains several provisions designed to promote the generation of solar electricity in Minnesota. It requires utilities to pay solar generators a “value of solar” price calculated by the Department of Commerce; establishes a solar energy standard that requires a certain proportion of utility retail electric sales to be generated by solar energy by certain target dates; and authorizes the commissioner of commerce to calculate a solar energy production incentive designed to support a level of development of solar energy that will meet the solar energy standard. The bill also requires the production of several studies on solar energy, thermal as well as electric, and the use of on-site energy storage systems.
Amending Minnesota Statutes 2012, sections 216B.03; 1.7 216B.16, by adding a subdivision; 216B.1691, by adding a subdivision; 216B.23, 1.8 subdivision 1a; 216B.241, subdivision 5c; 216B.2411, subdivision 3; proposing 1.9 coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapters 216B; 216C
Will Morgan, David Bly, Lyndon Carlson Sr., Raymond Dehn, Zachary Dorholt, Mike Freiberg, Alice Hausman, Frank Hornstein, Jason Isaacson, Phyllis Kahn, Leon Lillie, Tim Mahoney, Michael Paymar, John Persell, Yvonne Selcer, Linda Slocum
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