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Businesses: Now is the time for solar power!

Federal Funding for Solar Power Rural small businesses and agricultural producers can drastically reduce the cost of solar power projects. USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program or REAP provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding for these businesses.  To qualify as a “rural” small business, the business must be located in an area Read more…

Energy Concepts named Top Solar Contractor by Solar Power World 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Energy Concepts is one of the 2023 Top Solar Contractors. Solar Power World is the industry’s leading source for technology, development and installation news.  Energy Concepts is featured on the 2023 Top 500 Solar Contractors list. This list ranks contractors according to their influence in the U.S. solar industry each year.

Energy Concepts Recognized

We proudly announce that Energy Concepts based in Hudson, Wisconsin, has earned the coveted designation of 2021 SolarReviews Pre-Screened Solar Pro. Achieving the status of Pre-Screened Solar Pro must truly be earned. In order to qualify, installers must meet strict eligibility requirements.  These include: a minimum number of years in business, earning a minimum number Read more…

Airport Solar Install Makes RENEW Wisconsin’s Honor Roll

As semester final marks are sent out from colleges across the country, we, too, are excited to announce that Energy Concepts has made the grade. RENEW Wisconsin has notified us that we made their Class of 2014 Honor Roll for “advancing solar generation” in Wisconsin for the 100 kilowatt (kW) solar array at Dane County Regional Airport. The Read more…

Project Showcase: Great River Energy

The second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota is going solar. Twenty-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar arrays will be popping up all over the state, as 18 of Great River Energy’s (GRE) 28 member cooperatives, for which it produces power, diversify their energy generation with solar. On top of the 20Kw base systems GRE will own Read more…

Energy Concepts President shares power of solar at Clean Energy Economy Summit

Craig Tarr, P.E., president of Energy Concepts, spoke of solar energy’s potential to policymakers and business owners this summer at Minnesota’s first-ever Clean Energy Economy Summit initiated by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. As the local renewable energy expert, Craig stood alongside other industry leaders and representatives of the clean energy sector as they identified the Read more…

Commercial Ballast Racking

With a quarter MW of installations in progress, Energy Concepts continues to refine our mix of best in class products and installation. Of particular importance this install season is the optimum ballast racking choice for commercial flat roofs. Today’s systems are held onto the roof by the weight of the racking and modules, with additional Read more…

Luther Auto Prepares for EV’s

ECI Joins the Team The economy thrives for Luther Auto group, as evidenced by new State of the Art car dealerships around the state. Considering solar, but without a clear choice in installers, Luther picked Energy Concepts for their new “twins” – the shared Honda and Toyota facilities in Brooklyn Center. They recognized and placed Read more…

Passive House Receives GreenStar Certification

The Passive House in the Woods recently received Minnesota’s prestigious GreenStar Gold certification in honor of its resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, water conservation, and reduced community impact. Read more.  

Introducing the new SunPower AC solar panel

We are very excited to offer this cutting-edge solar energy solution that combines SunPower’s high efficiency modules with an optimized, factory-integrated microinverter. The modules come backed by an industry-leading 25-year warranty! Are you someone who thinks, “I’d get a solar system in a heartbeat if my home wasn’t surrounded by big, beautiful trees?” Are you Read more…