The City of Jordan is a community rich in natural amenities and encourages its residents to pursue sustainable choices. As a Green Step City participant, Jordan has taken steps to reduce its energy footprint, encourage clean energy and promote green initiatives throughout the city.

Solar energy can be used to generate electricity, provide hot water, and to heat, cool, and light buildings. Interested in exploring the possibility of solar for your home or business? The resources below should help you to understand the potential of solar and the options available to you.

**Special Opportunity**

  • “Solar Twin Cities” – Group Purchasing Program: Home and business owners in the Twin Cities have an opportunity to take advantage of record low solar pricing through a limited-time solar group purchase program. Solar Twin Cities is a solar group buy program that can help residents invest in lower cost solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) are hosting 15-20 free, one-hour “Solar Power Hour” education events across the Twin Cities Metro. Follow this link to receive cost-free information on how to get solar installed on your home or business in 2018.


The city has received national recognition from the SolSmart program for addressing local barriers to solar energy. It is now easier for residents and businesses to choose solar energy. This Permit Checklist walks you through the process of applying for a solar permit.

Building Permit Application

Solar  Suitability Map

Is your home or business suitable for solar? These resources are helpful in determining the most efficient and cost-effective spot for solar.

MN Solar Suitability

Google Project Sunroof


Database of State, County, and Local Incentives for Renewables and Energy Efficiency

Community Energy Resource Teams: Community Solar Garden Resources

Center for Energy and Environment: Financing Resources

MN Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy: PACE Program

MN Department of Commerce: Solar Industry

Xcel Energy: Residential Programs & Rebates; Business Programs & Rebates

Find an Installer

Clean Energy Project Builder: Find Companies, Explore Installations, See Solar Gardens, Get Resources

MN Department of Commerce: Solar Industry Resources

Solar Energy Industry Association (SEAI): Consumer Protection

MnSEIA (MN Solar Energy Industries Association): Find a Local Installer

Solar United Neighbors – Minnesota: Consumer Education and Group Purchase Assistance


Contact the Planning Department at (952) 492-2535