Solar Connection: Solar Energy Design and Installation2019-05-17T21:01:23+00:00
Solar Energy for Everyone

Save money and the planet

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The average homeowner will save $30,000 by going solar.

Business, farm and electric car owners save even more.


Home and Business

Never mind snow and cloudy days. With improved efficiency and net metering, you can produce your own electricity year-round.


Fuel your car with sunshine. Solar is a less expensive and more responsible way to power your electric vehicle.

Picture of a battery bank attached to a solar array. Battery banks can be used to keep the lights on during outages, or to take a building completely off-grid.

Battery Back-up

We can take solar to the extreme with battery back-up and off-grid systems. Lead-acid. Lithium-ion. Generator-tied. We do it all.

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We love what we do.
Here’s why.

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Did you know?

Solar is affordable.

The cost of solar has dropped more than 73% in the past 10 years. Homeowners will save an average  of $30,000 on their energy bills.


Solar is easy.

We do it all: site evaluation, design, permitting, financial incentive applications, ordering, installation, inspections and more.

You just have to open the door for the electrician.

What to expect

Solar makes a difference.

Beyond saving you money, the average residential solar installation has the same environmental impact as planting 4,400 trees. Care about your carbon footprint? This is the single best way to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.


Solar Connection has installed more solar arrays
in the region than any other company

making us the most trusted and experienced solar professionals in the market.
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our customers have to say.

“We have friends who are working with Solar Connection now.”

“We talked with a number of solar installers and I highly recommend Solar Connection all the time because they were so attentive and paid so much attention to detail. Everyone who came, they were careful and timely. They did their very best and cared about the project. Then everyone stayed in touch. We actually have friends who are working with Solar Connection now. “ – John G., Lanesboro, MN

“They were such good guys. We trusted them and they did a fantastic job. They gave us a whole profile about what to expect and what we could anticipate generating from our solar panels, and they were right on the mark. It was amazing. They were right on target.”

Susan W, Squash Blossom Farm, Oronoco, MN

“John noticed some months ago that one of the gauges wasn’t reading correctly, so he contacted Solar Connection and they figured it out and knew right away what to do. Whenever we’ve had questions, we call and email and get the information we need, so we feel very secure. At the beginning, we didn’t know anything about panels. We had never done this before, so we needed someone we could trust, and that’s what we got.”

Nancy N, Lanesboro, MN

“I really got a great vibe from the Solar Connection crew when they came to the house. They were very matter-of-fact, very accurate at the end of the day. They did a great job with the work up and the estimate. They gave conservative estimates on what he thought we would produce, so we did as well as we thought we would do with the production. The guys were really fun. Great to talk to.”

Erik T, Oronoco, MN

Other Reasons to Go Solar with Us

  • All of our installers have prior roofing experience. They know how to respect your roof.
  • When Rochester, Owatonna and Austin Public Utilities want someone to teach a solar class, they call us.
  • We can usually provide a quote in a single visit.
  • Micah will play the trumpet for you.

  • We have access to the highest quality panels at the industry’s lowest prices.

  • Albert Einstein didn’t win the Nobel Prize for his work on general relativity. He won it for his work on solar photovoltaics. (And we know that.)
  • When RPU wants solar experts in their Home Show booth, they call us.
  • We install and maintain generator systems.
  • We are one of the few contractors in the state that will design and install home battery backup systems. And we’re good at it.

  • Curt has a PhD in Analytical Chemistry.
  • We are a platinum sponsor of the annual Renewable Energy Home Tour.

  • We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

  • We live in Southeastern Minnesota.
  • Rachael’s family owns Ahlman’s Gun Shop. Seriously, how cool is that?
  • Our customers are awesome people.
  • We are NABCEP certified, the highest credential in the industry.
  • There’s no such thing as having too many friends.
  • We believe in alternative energy, like solar and coffee.


Make today the day.

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