About Us

Your Solar A-Team

With a multi-faceted team of professionals, we do more than just "ride the solar coaster",
we actively work to influence its future.
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“The people at iDEAL made our solar purchase go so smoothly. Their follow through and attention to detail was well beyond anyone I have done business with. Thank you!!”
Steve Mann

Owner | Mann Theatres

“The iDEAL Energies team was professional from start to finish, and the financial package provided by iDEAL was simply too good to pass up. We did not need to use our valued working capital.”
Ken Nash

Owner | Floor Source

“When they say “turnkey,” they mean it. IDEAL Energies does it all, with no need for us to micromanage at any point. A team of professionals that know how to get the job one.”
Hugh Burnan

President | St Paul Corrugating

Timeline

Learn how it all started and where we are today.

2009

We saw a bright future in solar

Our company was founded back in 2010 when we saw incentive programs that were hard to navigate, financing options that were non-existent, and installers that knew how to turn a wrench but not manage all the many nuances that make a successful project.

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2009
2010

So we built a business model around that

We worked closely with the Utility to make those incentives accessible to commercial property owners

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2010
2016

We added this amazing company

Seeking to streamline our process and have more control over the electrical installations, we brought an electrical shop into the iDEAL family, and we named it Green2 Electric.

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2016
2017

We designed
the solar coaster

We leveraged our industry experience to influence new policy to make solar more accessible to business owners.

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2017
Dec 2018

We started
a tax equity fund

We wanted to help our public sector customers access the same solar benefits and capture all the same incentives that are available to the private sector.

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Dec 2018
Dec 2018

We grew
our design capacity

We brought electrical, structural and civil engineers in-house to further streamline the process. We standardized our construction documents and started designing bigger, more efficient systems.

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Dec 2018
2019

We designed curriculum

As solar people, we saw an opportunity to share our unique knowledge with students, so we designed curriculum that introduces students to the people, careers, and events that come together to make solar projects happen.

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2019
2021

We expanded 
to cover the state

A new incentive program called Solar for Schools let us start conversations with new school partners all over the state of Minnesota.

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2021
What’s Next

We solve your problems with superior engineering

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Brains & Brawn

Our extensive experience allows us to offer unparalleled solar power solutions, ensuring that it continues to work for the businesses that can benefit from it the most.

Meet The Team

We’re here to help you grow better

Come join us and help us grow and get great together.