Welcome to MN Solar!
MN Solar is both a MN Class A Electrical Contractor - EA758999 and a MN Licensed Residential Building Contractor - BC777439
MN SOLAR FOCUSES ON A MARKET AREA THAT IS NO MORE THAN 2 HOURS AWAY FROM THE GREATER TWIN CITY METRO AREA, ALLOWING US TO RESPOND QUICKLY WHEN YOU NEED US.
WHEN THINKING SOLAR, USE ONLY MN LICENSED CONTRACTORS WITH THEIR OWN INSTALLERS AND ELECTRICIANS.
Works Great, Priced Right, Lasts Long
HERE ARE A FEW OF OUR MORE RECENT REVIEWS
Mark B, St Paul
MN Solar is a great company if your going solar.
We met with the owner right away and went over the options. We built our system and the timeframe we wanted for installation. We worked with almost a dozen people during the install. I would highly recommend MN Solar. Lets get the referral process going and tell them Mark B. sent you :)
Jude A, Minnetonka
Awesome! Whole team was courteous and professional! I have recommended them to all my friends and family! Excellent work and great service after the sale!!!
David, St Paul
Excellent Service and Excellent Product
MNSolar was a recommendation from a neighbor and we could not have been happier with the experience. They helped us every step along the way and all the team (from sales, finance to installation) were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this team for your solar project!
An expert, community-focused, local solar company
I worked with MN Solar in late 2020 to install at 12.35kW system on my roof in Minneapolis. I did A LOT of research in choosing a solar company and went with MN Solar because they have deep expertise in solar installations on properties like mine, they have totally amazing customer engagement, and are a local solar company with a community focus. MN Solar's pricing was totally transparent and very competitive with other developers I contacted. What really made the difference for me through was the company's willingness to hop on the phone with me multiple times to answer all kinds of questions as I was comparing quotes. Everyone I spoke with knew the ins and outs of solar development. There was no 'referring me to another rep'--everyone there knew everything! In the lead up to the install, MN Solar connected me on their Basecamp platform. This was really cool because it was the communication platform all the crew and office staff used too. There was 100% transparency on how things were going throughout the application, installation, and interconnection process. This is so important because the solar install process involves so much work pulling permits, working with equipment providers, crews, and the utility. Being able to see *every single document* on Basecamp and each step of the process laid out plainly and then get checked off gave me the confidence that MN Solar was working in my interests the entire time. It was also super easy to communicate with the staff during the whole process on Basecamp--they would always return my messages within minutes. During the actual install, the crew was professional and efficient. The crew members were happy to chat and answer questions too. At the beginning of the install, I chatted with the crew manager about how exactly they were planning on installing the panels and we figured out together that we could even squeeze in one more panel. It was so easy to just decide on the spot to do this because he had the expertise to know the steps involved (he knew there was inventory, he knew that we'd need to update the interconnection agreement, and that it wouldn't add any additional labor costs). The final install is gorgeous and I'm super happy with the aesthetics and the performance of the system. MN Solar includes real-time tracking with SolarEdge and it's really fun to track my production in real time. Overall, it was really a fantastic experience working with MN Solar. They are a local company that cares about the community. They really value their customers and I never felt like I was getting the runaround at any point. MN Solar is also a woman owned and managed company and focuses only on sub-40kW installs in the Twin Cities area. I know that if I ever have any issues, they'll have my back. I've already started referring friends their way--even my boss (now there's an endorsement!)
Christine & Tom H, Lake Elmo
Very professional and trustworthy company!
We received quotes from multiple solar installation companies, but were very impressed by the experience and attention to detail of Minnesota Solar. Kim was very thorough in explaining our options, and ours was anything but a typical installation. Our solar panel array was optimized by having it far from our house, with many mature trees, a paved driveway and finished landscaping along that route. Every member of the crew was very professional and respectful of our property and us. We had technical glitches and frustrations communicating with Excel Energy, but were very appreciative of Leah's monitoring and assistance in getting everything set to finally provide power to Excel. We felt we were in very capable hands from our first conversation to the end of the project and we highly recommend Minnesota Solar to our friends. It was a big investment which we are glad we made....now we just need to pray for more sun!
MN Solar Great Job
MN Solar is a medium sized local Twin Cities company. Their proposal was very reasonable on a cost / watt basis. Installers and electricians worked safely on a steep, very tall roof. They kept the work site very clean. There were minor issues that they quickly fixed. They also were very effective in dealing with Minnesota Valley Electric Coop, which speeded the interconnection. Their system is performing flawlessly. Well done.
Devin, New London
Knows your solar needs so you don't need to!
Purchasing a house in the summer with solar panels and hardware already attached was overwhelming on what I would need to learn. However, with MN Solar and More answering all questions and concerns I feel well protected by this company.
RML, St. Paul
Responsive & professional, quick install!
I interviewed 4 companies before landing on MN Solar and More. While the others also had good reputations, I choose MN Solar and More for various reasons: they are local company with stellar reviews, the owner had years of experience in alternative energy, they responded with knowledge to my questions on equipment options, and they were able to offer a quicker install timeline than other companies (and followed through on that!). I appreciated the fact they did not push their own financing but kept pricing simple. On top of that, my experience with the whole team was professional and I was kept in the loop at each stage through the Basecamp app and phone calls. When there was an issue with one of the pieces of equipment after install, they immediately came out to resolve the problem. Very satisfied and happy with our new system!
Kim and Laurie, Waconia
MN Solar are Rock Stars
We worked with Kim, Bridgett and Leah from MN Solar as well as their installation team and were totally impressed with them all. They all told us they would do a great job for us but as far as we're concerned they under promised and WAY over delivered. From not knowing anything about Solar they helped us understand how the entire system works. The best news is that even in this record breaking hot Summer and using the air conditioner a lot we have received checks the last four months in a row from our electric company for overproducing and backing power into their lines! Although originally suspicious of Solar we now love our system and wish we would have done it years ago!
Fantastic experience from start to finish. Highly recommend.
We had an excellent experience with MN Solar from start to finish. Bridget was our first point of contact (via email); she got information from us to give us a quote, and then she set up a conversation with Kim to talk through the proposal and the installation process. We were impressed that our first conversation was with Kim, the owner, and not a sales rep. Once we had ruled down to two companies, MN Solar and SunBadger, we were impressed with the conversation we had with Kim about our decision and the trade-offs between the two firms (service, product, and price). I did not trust that SunBadger could match the service that MN Solar could provide, and Kim made me feel much more confident that the product MN Solar was recommending was the best one for our particular situation. Installation went smoothly and Leah, our project manager, kept us informed every step of the way. The installers were hard working and had the project done in two days, and there was no mess left behind. Randy, the electrician, was out on a Saturday to help troubleshoot when our meter wasn't connecting to the internet. Couldn't be happier and we are producing more electricity than we use. The only thing I would do differently in retrospect is to install the squirrel guards from the start. The pesky little critters are making a home under our panels! MN Solar will be out this week to get those installed for us.
We're very happy with our new solar powered system! The folks at MN Solar were a pleasure to work with, from initial planning, throughout the whole project. They were knowledgeable, professional, and always accessible. Their in-house master electrician and work crew were highly skilled, experienced, and proficient getting the project completed. I would and will recommend MN Solar to friends and neighbors interested in making long-term improvements in their world.
Anthony, Maple Grove
I chose MN Solar after reviewing the contractors available in Minnesota. They were knowledgeable, helpful and cost effective. Kim Benjmen was the person that I delt with and she described the process, her companies ability with their in house trained technicians. I had a real confidence after signing the deal with MN Solar. Then during and after the installation he was involved. All of the technicians were friendly and great to deal with. Randy the head licensed electrician was excellent.
CGSolar, Cottage Grove
An Excellent Experience End-to-End
I was very pleased with the end-to-end experience working with MN Solar. With the initial meeting to discuss their proposal the tone of the business came across as very clearly - a well run, fully integrated business that puts customer experience and satisfaction first. In particular, I appreciated the friendly, courteous and professional installation crew. Beyond their experience and competitive price, the other big selling point for me was MN Solar's integrated model rather than subcontracting out their crews. This made all the difference for me as it was obvious they had worked many projects together - both the installers and the electricians. Their communication with my wife and I was thorough and we were never left to question next steps throughout the project. They were top notch and the quality of their work was outstanding. We couldn't be happier with the experience and now to be producing solar power, which I'm happy to say is tracking to MN Solar's calculations.
Far exceeded my expectations
Everything that the MN Solar team did from start to finish far exceeded my expectations. I did my due diligence and engaged with 6 solar install companies one of the big national ones but the rest were all fairly local to MN. Some were pushing their favorite branded equipment and solution, others weren't taking into consideration the full topography of the house and roof space, others treated me as if I knew nothing about solar (my 1st degree is Electrical Engineering and I did my research) But to cut a long story short I narrowed the list down to two, neither of which were the cheapest or most expensive, The final criteria I used to narrow down to the finalist was their general engagement with me in the initial process and how effectively they communicated with me. This is where MN Solar had the edge and now looking back I see that their engagement and communication throughout the process were not just up-front to win the opportunity it continued from start to finish. Kim (salesperson) did a great proposal and worked with me to accommodate a solution with the equipment that I preferred, Leah was the main project coordinator and overall communicator messaging me with updates/responses at all hours of the day and weekends, As for the install, Randy and his team (Tim, Paul, Michael, Gregg, Jon, and John) couldn't have been more accomodating, polite, professional and all had exacting standards. I am glad I picked an 'A' team to work with and would highly recommend.
11830 County Rd. 13
Watertown, MN. 55388