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Live Wire Solar & Electrical

Expect personalized customer service and professional quality at a competitive cost. Expect the best with Live Wire Solar.
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About Live Wire Solar & Electrical

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 in the Twin Cities, MN.

We bring years of electrical experience in the residential and commercial fields, along with NABCEP-certified solar PV experience in system design and installation.

Live Wire is excited to be part of the new energy economy, and has the mission to contribute to all sectors: residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial.
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Reasons Why You Should Work With Us
  1. Live Wire is a local company, not an online sales company. We have been in business in the Twin Cities since 2000.

  2. We are a full service solar contractor. All work is done in house with no sub contrctors.

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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Electrical Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

Live Wire is a dedicated and experienced local solar EPC contractor and master electrical contractor. We focus on providing you with the most cost effective solutions for clean energy, with the best return for your investment (not just the largest system we can fit), to further the goal of a carbon free future.

Workmanship Warranty

10 year labor and workmanship warranty.


Business Incorporation: 3494256-2
NABCEP: 032611-197
Class A Electrical Contractor: EA006172
Residential Bldg Contractor: BC727227
WI DSP #1473500


Licensed, bonded, and insured.


NABCEP PV Installation Professional, Class A Electrical Contractor, General Contractor

Industry Certifications

  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners
  • Solar Energy Industries Association

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Solar Professional

What Customers Are Saying

16 reviews
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Live Wire is the Company to Hire!

Our rep, Mark, is much more than just a partner with us (see our story toward the end). In fact, all of our Live Wire guys have been professional, trustworthy and genuinely concerned about us. We always get excellent emails and call-returns that fully explain every question we have – EXELLENT costumer service! And we were skeptical about green energy to begin with, but Mark walked us thru every aspect of solar energy without any sales pressure whatsoever. (Our story) – I know this isn’t typical at all, but during the height of the supply chain crunch, Mark even sold us the panels he was intending to put on his house that were acquired earlier. Talk about “above and beyond.” This alone speaks volumes about the Live Wire Company.

Posted by on May 24, 2023
LiveWire Electric Solar Array Install

LiveWire Electric installed a ground mount 14.4 kw solar array at our farm the summer of 2022. They were great to work with, easy to contact and communicate with, and all of the installation workers were great people. I was especially impressed with Mark's ability to work with me and with our township zoning committee to "clean up" and clarify the township's solar zoning rules for residential installations. Tim was the lead supervisor for our project and was detailed, and a good problem solver with figuring out the most effective and efficient approach to various parts of the installation, including dealing with a challenging electrical inspector, who had a hard time defining his requirements, but was quite good at knowing what he did not accept! And Ben Maki knows the residential solar business thoroughly, and was a great person to get to know. Our system has been up and running since early August and has performed as expected.

Posted by ebbiemakarios on Jan 28, 2023
48 Panels

I worked with Mark and from the start he was great to work with. We had a little trouble connecting to Enphase for online monitoring but they were out regularly until it was resolved, which I believe was not much of anything to do with what Live Wire did. If I had to start again I'd have no question on who to hire. Keep up the good work guys!

Posted by allen on Mar 14, 2022
Good Solar expertise

I had my solar panels installed by Live Wire. They are very reasonable to work with. We originally planned for last year, but the weather didn't cooperate, so it was delayed to this year. And they were reasonable about delaying the payment until the panels are actually installed. They did a good job installing the panels and the electrical box. We have been producing more energy than we consume during summer months. So overall, very positive experience. I would recommend for anyone considering going Solar.

Posted by xiao_522 on Jul 15, 2021
excellent from start to finish!

We had an excellent experience with the LiveWireElectric Team, from the first consultation to the final wrap on the project, and recommend them most enthusiastically. Highly appreciated super prompt responses to email or phone questions. Mark and Ben provided excellent advice on the options for our property, options for panels and inverters, went over all details for the installation and took the time and care to make the conduit blend seamlessly into the outer wall. The result is a super clean look. Nothing seems added. The installation crew worked swiftly and competently and left a clean yard. We had asked for references and they were supplied readily. The team welcomed any and all questions. Helped us learn lots and made the entire process very smooth. Price was very competitive. Super positive all-around experience. We couldn't be happier and recommend them to anyone shopping for solar panels. Great local and owner-run company that provides a high-quality product and service.

Posted by engels3056 on Jul 08, 2021
Solar install

Mark and the rest of the crew at Live Wire did an excellent job with our solar install. All of the necessary permitting was taken care of with minimal work on my part. Live Wire was recommended by a friend and they did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend them.

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