Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law the Solar Energy Jobs Act on May 23 as part of a larger economic development measure. The legislation is expected to increase Minnesota’s solar capacity from 13MW to more than 450MW, with annual spending of $5 million from a state renewable development fund. The bill provides for an extension of a state rebate program to help finance the installation of solar, 10 percent of which will be required to come from systems no larger than 20KW.