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3963 8th St SW
Backus, MN 56435
United States

Solar Installer
Community Solar
NABCEP PV Installation Professional
NABCEP PV Technical Sales
NABCEP Associate Program
MREA Solar PV Site Assessor Training

REAL Solar was started as a Design-Build company in 2014 as a subsidiary of RREAL, and are based out of a solar-powered office and installation headquarters along Hwy 371 near Backus, MN. We have designed and constructed over 3.5 megawatts of solar installations ranging through the residential, commercial, off-grid, utility, and government markets. We are comprised of a cohesive team of skilled builders & engineers that honor our humble, grass roots beginnings with a commitment to our mission of providing the highest value solar installations for every customer. We craft lasting solutions that meet individual needs and goals, so everyone can realize all of the benefits that solar power has to offer. Our team is guided by the following values:

  • ​Integrity - in the entire process from your initial inquiry with our non-commissioned sales staff to our construction crew handing over the keys of a newly installed system.
  • Quality - in creating individually tailored designs and utilizing locally sourced equipment deployed by our licensed, certified, and experienced technicians. Using a whole team approach, REAL Solar provides customers with the highest value Solar PV systems, and the best return on investment.
  • Commitment - to invest in our clients, our team, the community, and everyone’s future. Many of us live with solar ourselves, and we work every day in our office that is heated and powered with solar!​

REAL Solar continues to support RREAL as their preferred design-build contractor and partner for non-profit projects including Community Solar for Community Action, Solar for Schools, Skip the Grid, and Habitat for Humanity among many others. A portion of the independent project proceeds from REAL Solar go to support RREAL’s Solar Assistance Program for low-income families.