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5 Best solar companies in Saint Paul, MN (2022 ranking)

UPDATED NOVEMBER 2022

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in Saint Paul, 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
238 customer reviews
5.0 average rating

Solar companies in Saint Paul, MN 2022

  • Saint Paul, MN
    Established 2009
    Elite+ Installer
    Our Mission -Design and build energy systems specialized for each individual customer. -Provide the highest quality customer service for an unparalleled customer experience. -Ensure a healthy, exciting, and innovative environment for our working professionals.

    Elite+ Installer

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    Our Mission -Design and build energy systems specialized for each individual customer. -Provide the highest quality customer service for an unparalleled customer experience. -Ensure a healthy, exciting, and innovative environment for our working professionals.
  • Minneapolis, MN
    Established 2020
    Elite Installer
    We are fresh look to the industry bringing a low cost, high value outlook on residential solar. We use a low overhead budget to support our customers to save money on their jobs. Since we do not have huge advertising budgets, that savings gets directly passed to the consumer.
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    Elite Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We are fresh look to the industry bringing a low cost, high value outlook on residential solar. We use a low overhead budget to support our customers to save money on their jobs. Since we do not have huge advertising budgets, that savings gets directly passed to the consumer.
  • Blaine, MN
    Established 2000
    Advanced Installer
    Live Wire Solar is a division of Live Wire Electrical Services LLC, a family-owned and operated solar PV (photovoltaic) installer and electrical contractor based inLive wire is a local the Twin Cities, MN. We bring years of electrical experience in the residential and commercial fields, along with NABCEP-certified solar PV experien…
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    Advanced Installer

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    Live Wire Solar is a division of Live Wire Electrical Services LLC, a family-owned and operated solar PV (photovoltaic) installer and electrical contractor based inLive wire is a local the Twin Cities, MN. We bring years of electrical experience in the residential and commercial fields, along with NABCEP-certified solar PV experien…
  • Isanti, MN
    Established 2014
    Elite Installer
    Hello from myself and the team at Wolf River Electric. My name is Seth, I am a solar specialist and sales professional at WRE. I have been with the company for just shy of 5 years. We are a full service electric company located in Isanti, Minnesota, that specializes in solar installation. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfacti…
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    Elite Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Hello from myself and the team at Wolf River Electric. My name is Seth, I am a solar specialist and sales professional at WRE. I have been with the company for just shy of 5 years. We are a full service electric company located in Isanti, Minnesota, that specializes in solar installation. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfacti…
  • Two Harbors, MN
    Established 2018
    Approved Installer
    When we call ourselves the Northland’s solar energy experts, it’s not just a marketing slogan. Based in Two Harbors, MN, our team has the credentials and experience to tackle any solar energy job, from a small off-grid cabin to a large manufacturing facility. Our team designs and installs custom solar energy systems for homes and bu…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    When we call ourselves the Northland’s solar energy experts, it’s not just a marketing slogan. Based in Two Harbors, MN, our team has the credentials and experience to tackle any solar energy job, from a small off-grid cabin to a large manufacturing facility. Our team designs and installs custom solar energy systems for homes and bu…
  • New Hope, MN
    Established 2007
    Approved Installer
    Solar systems provide homeowners a giant leap towards energy independence, allowing you to generate much of your own electricity at a significantly lower cost per kWh than from the local utility, while maintaining your connection to the grid for continuous power reliability – and creating a source of income as you sell any excess solar e…
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    Approved Installer

    Screened & Verified

    Solar systems provide homeowners a giant leap towards energy independence, allowing you to generate much of your own electricity at a significantly lower cost per kWh than from the local utility, while maintaining your connection to the grid for continuous power reliability – and creating a source of income as you sell any excess solar e…

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How we determine the best solar companies in Saint Paul, MN

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

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar installer 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.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in Saint Paul, 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 quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating a free account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of December 2022, the average solar panel cost in Saint Paul is $3.44/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Saint Paul ranges in cost from $14,620 to $19,780, with the average gross price for solar in Saint Paul coming in at $17,200. After accounting for the 30% federal investment tax credit (ITC) and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars.

According to solar shoppers on the EnergySage Marketplace, the top five solar installers in Saint Paul are:

There are 6 solar companies in Saint Paul on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Saint Paul save $25,914 over the course of 20 years. Shoppers who connect with a solar installer in Saint Paul on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 11.26 years.