Solar Connection Overview
Solar Connection is a small solar panel installation company based in Rochester, Minnesota. The company was founded in 2010. It has seen good growth and supports a team of at least 20 employees with annual revenue of less than $5 million.
The firm has a focus on serving its local community first, installing systems throughout Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. They serve residential businesses and farms with a focus on quality and the “local touch.”
Solar Connection services and features
Solar Connection Products
Solar Connection does not list the specific products they offer. However, they do break their business down into four separate services that they provide.
Solar PV: Solar Connection is predominantly a solar panel installer. Specific panels are not listed, but our research shows they are partnered with Solar World and Jink Solar. Solar World is America’s biggest solar panel manufacturer, and Jinko is a global leader in solar tech.
Solar + Batteries: Solar Connection will install grid-tied and off-the-grid systems. They specialize in installing solar-powered battery systems. They are partnered with Fronius USA, a leading manufacturer of PV power systems.
Solar + Car Charger: For anyone interested in running an electric car Solar Connection also install car chargers that link to your solar panels.
General Electrical Services: On top of their solar business Solar Connection also work as master electricians, including new construction, general maintenance, and repairs.
As a small company focusing on its local community, Solar Connection limits its business to southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
Installation Costs and Processes
Solar Connection does not quote any prices on its site. As is usual for the solar industry, potential clients must go through a free consultancy to get a quote.
By going through the company’s many positive reviews, there are two big takeaways in regard to price. Customers who mentioned price described the company as either fair or competitively priced.
Solar Connection is not vastly cheaper or more expensive than its local competition. Customers did say they were trustworthy, stating that Solar Connection never tried to oversell them on equipment they did not. The vast majority of customers paid the quoted price. The only customer who did not pay the quoted price changed his installation requirements halfway through the installation.
Customers also stated a high level of cost vs quality return, with most reviews stating they are more than happy with their returns. Solar Connection does not list financing as a service provided on their website, but several customers mention that financing options were laid out during consultation and they never felt pressured.
All in all, Solar Connection appears to be a great option when it comes to price. They may not be the cheapest installer in the area, but their focus on customer service appears to more than make up for it.
Solar Connection is a highly legitimate company. Here are some of its most recent accreditations:
- NABCEP accredited
- REC Certified
- Very easy to locate contact details and very open about their structure and who owns them
- Many positive and seemingly legitimate positive reviews online.
We have no doubts about describing the company as a top-tier service provider. The company is well known and respected in its region, and the company has many years of experience.
Solar Connections claims to focus on customer service, and community spirit is reflected in its stance on maintenance. Customer reviews point to a very high level of post-installation care.
Customers describe working with the company as an ongoing relationship where the company will routinely check in to check everything is ok. Others have pointed out that the company has a good relationship with local utility providers, as any problems are quickly cleared up.
The vast majority of customers were happy with how easy to contact the company is. Solar Connection representatives only ever seem to be one quick phone call away, with customers labeling them as responsive.
The SolarEmpower View
Overall Solar Connection seems to be a great option if you live within their service area. Many companies claim to focus on customer service with a focus on their communities, but Solar Connection’s reviews back this up. Repeated reviews mentioned the company was superior and more trustworthy than out-of-state installers they had previously dealt with.
They may not be the cheapest option, but their trustworthiness and high level of service make Solar Connection a superb choice if you’re looking to install solar or need some maintenance work done on an existing system.
Phone: (507) 292-8400
Address: 6254 34th Ave. NW, Suite A Rochester, MN 55901
Email: [email protected]