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5 Best solar companies in Benton County, MN (2023 ranking)

UPDATED JANUARY 2023

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in Benton County, MN based on shopper preferences. Compare customer ratings, company tiers, and genuine customer feedback to see which installer is the best fit for your solar project.

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6 companies
244 customer reviews
5.0 average rating

Solar companies in Benton County, MN 2023

  • Saint Paul, MN
    Established 2009
    Elite+ Installer
    All Energy Solar is a trusted leader in the solar energy industry in Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. We provide clean, green, solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, agricultural, and government clients.

    Our team of industry professionals have been focused on providing long term, trusted relationships since 2009. Our industry experience allows us to confidently handle every aspect of the solar process. From initial energy analysis and concepts, engineering…

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    All Energy Solar is a trusted leader in the solar energy industry in Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin. We provide clean, green, solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, agricultural, and government clients.

    Our team of industry professionals have been focused on providing long term, trusted relationships since 2009. Our industry experience allows us to confidently handle every aspect of the solar process. From initial energy analysis and concepts, engineering…
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Established 2020
    Elite+ Installer
    Our main goal for clients is to eliminate your energy bill by providing renewable energy to your home. We also work with several leading solar financing companies to provide a solution to make 2023 green! We encourage honest pricing and affordably high quality solar.

    Elite+ Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Our main goal for clients is to eliminate your energy bill by providing renewable energy to your home. We also work with several leading solar financing companies to provide a solution to make 2023 green! We encourage honest pricing and affordably high quality solar.
  • Isanti, MN
    Established 2014
    Elite Installer
    Here at Wolf River Electric customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority because with out you we would not be here. Check out our reviews on Google, Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor, or here on EnergySage. If you would like an even better source, feel free to ask for testimonial from one of our previous customers.
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    Elite Installer

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    Here at Wolf River Electric customer service and satisfaction is our number one priority because with out you we would not be here. Check out our reviews on Google, Better Business Bureau, Home Advisor, or here on EnergySage. If you would like an even better source, feel free to ask for testimonial from one of our previous customers.
  • Isanti, MN
    Established 2000
    Approved Installer
    Expect personalized customer service and professional quality at a competitive cost. Expect the best with Live Wire Solar.
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    Screened & Verified

    Expect personalized customer service and professional quality at a competitive cost. Expect the best with Live Wire Solar.
  • Two Harbors, MN
    Established 2018
    Approved Installer
    At Wolf Track Energy, we do more than install solar panels. We offer customers a way to chart their own future by powering their homes and businesses with clean, renewable energy. And we do it with the kind of customer service you can only get from a local business.

    Using custom solar systems designed and installed by certified experts, our customers reduce their carbon footprint and power bills. Our customers also protect themselves against rising electricity rates by producing their own electric…
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    Screened & Verified

    At Wolf Track Energy, we do more than install solar panels. We offer customers a way to chart their own future by powering their homes and businesses with clean, renewable energy. And we do it with the kind of customer service you can only get from a local business.

    Using custom solar systems designed and installed by certified experts, our customers reduce their carbon footprint and power bills. Our customers also protect themselves against rising electricity rates by producing their own electric…
  • New Hope, MN
    Established 2007
    Approved Installer
    Apadana Solar Technologies will design and install a commercial or residential solar energy system tailored to fit your site and energy consumption profile and goals. We will secure all available credits and incentives to maximize the return on your investment. Our goal is to work with you to deliver a financially and environmentally responsible solar solution.
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    Apadana Solar Technologies will design and install a commercial or residential solar energy system tailored to fit your site and energy consumption profile and goals. We will secure all available credits and incentives to maximize the return on your investment. Our goal is to work with you to deliver a financially and environmentally responsible solar solution.

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How we determine the best solar companies in Benton County, MN

At EnergySage, we care about connecting solar shoppers to high-quality solar energy companies. As such, any solar installers we list above are active on the EnergySage Marketplace in Benton County, MN and are pre-screened by our team.

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar panel company to ensure that they’ll provide quality service to EnergySage users. These high-quality installers are approved based on their years of experience, licensing and insurance, reputation, and certifications. When bringing new installers into the EnergySage Marketplace, here’s how we ensure our partners are the best of the best:

  • At least three years of experience installing solar
  • Licensed and insured for solar installations
  • NABCEP certified
  • Reputation for excellent customer service and quality solar installations
  • Installs high quality solar equipment

Our rating tiers

Choosing the right installer can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding between multiple top-notch companies on EnergySage. To make it easier, we created a unique rating system that evaluates our partners’ performance based on real data from our Marketplace.

Elite+ installers are the most experienced, chosen, and celebrated companies on the Marketplace, having provided exceptional service to a high volume of shoppers for at least a year.

Elite installers earn top ratings from customers, endorsements from vendors, and win customers more frequently than their peers.

Advanced installers are among the top half of companies on the Marketplace for responsiveness, reputation, results.

Approved installers passed our rigorous screening criteria for experience, licensing, and positive reviews.

How to pick the best solar installer

When you’ve already narrowed down your options to reputable installers and are trying to decide which quote to move forward with, here are three final considerations that distinguish the best from the rest:

workmanship warranties for solar panels

Workmanship warranties

What is covered and for how long?

In the unlikely event there’s an issue with your solar panel system, it’s important to know who to call if something goes wrong. There are multiple warranties that come with your solar energy system, from manufacturer warranties for different components to workmanship warranties from your installer.

The workmanship warranty is specific to the work the installer performs, and is typically somewhere between one and 10 years. Be sure to check with your installer to see what’s included in the warranty, if there are any exclusions, and if there’s any cost to you in the event they have to come out and check on or replace some equipment.

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The use of sub-contractors

Which crew will install your system?

In some instances, solar installers will rely on subcontractors to perform some, or all, of the work included during your solar installation. Don’t let this put you off: it’s entirely standard procedure in the industry. What is alarming, though, is a lack of transparency from installers about who will install your system and why they use subcontractors.

When you’ve narrowed down your list of potential solar installers, be sure to ask who will install the system–their own crew or subcontractors–and, if they use subs, ask why they do, what portion of the install the subcontractors will complete, and what oversight the company you purchase your system from has over the subcontractors. At the end of the day, the most important question is who will stand behind the quality of your installation.

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Expertise

How does each installer tailor their system to your needs?

Beyond ensuring that your solar installer has all of the appropriate licenses and industry-specific certifications, it’s important to work with a solar installer who has experience custom designing systems to fit their customers’ needs.

When you’re comparing your options, the best installers will work with you to understand your needs, as well as how solar fits your overall energy plans. Make sure your solar installer provides a consultative, professional solar experience, and if you’re also purchasing a solar battery system, they have proven experience with those products too.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in Benton County, MN. We’ve already vetted all of our installer partners, and keep a close watch over their performance to ensure their installations and customer satisfaction are up to the levels that you–and we–expect. Start receiving free quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating an account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of February 2023, the average solar panel cost in Benton County, MN is $3.36/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Benton County, MN ranges in cost from $14,280 to $19,320, with the average gross price for solar in Benton County, MN coming in at $16,800. After accounting for the 30% federal solar tax credit and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars, and with options like a solar loan, solar lease, or power purchase agreement (PPA), you can find the right payment setup for your personal needs.

According to solar shoppers on the EnergySage Marketplace, the top five solar installers in Benton County, MN are:

There are 6 solar companies in Benton County, MN on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Benton County, MN save $22,376 over the course of 20 years that they would have paid to their utility company. Shoppers who connect with a solar provider in Benton County, MN on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 12.14 years - this means that after this period of time, cumulative electric bill savings pass the upfront cost of the solar power system.
According to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar quotes from national installers are about 10 percent higher, on average, compared to those provided by local installers. However, if you decide a national installer is the best choice for your home solar panel installation, here are some of the biggest companies to consider: SunPower, Sunrun, Tesla, Trinity Solar, ADT Solar (formerly Sunpro), and Momentum Solar.