Hey there, Sunshine

Before you can start reaping the rewards of solar power, there are some important decisions to be made, but fear not, we’re here to guide you through the process with expertise and a touch of charm.

Your future with solar panels just got brighter!

Centauri Systems

The answer to the question
“Where do I even start with solar energy?”

We have

Done. It. All.

Our expertise in solar installation spans across the board, from cozy homes to bustling commercial spaces, industrial complexes, and even the vast fields of agriculture. We’ve got the know-how to illuminate every corner with the power of the sun.

You are in good hands

  • Highest Quality: We offer top-tier products and unbeatable warranties, making sure you get the best of the sun’s power.
  • DIY? Not Here: Our in-house installations mean you won’t find any shady subcontractors here – it’s all us, all the way.
  • Small Biz, Big Savings: Being a small business lets us give you the same quality as the big players at a price that won’t leave you in the dark.
  • Local Love: We’re your neighbors, not a faceless national corporation. While they might be everywhere, they often settle for whoever’s around. We believe in giving your solar journey a personal, local touch.

Words we live by

Our Mission

Our primary objective for our clients is to completely eliminate their energy bills by offering renewable energy solutions for their homes. Our commitment to transparency and competitive pricing ensures that everyone can access top-quality solar solutions at an affordable cost.


Happy Customers

“STELLAR customer service”

“The installation crew was extremely professional and personable. They worked together like a finely oiled machine and did a super clean up job when finished.”


“Easy to work with and quality work”

“My solar was activated by Xcel today and there were no issues throughout the entire process! Centauri was easy to work with from the contract signing all the way to interconnect.”



   (5/5) - EnergySage

Google Reviews

  (5/5) - Google


  (5/5) - Solar Reviews

5.0 rating on EnergySage

Elite+ installers are the most experienced, chosen, and celebrated companies on the Marketplace, having provided exceptional service to a high volume of shoppers for at least a year.

The sales process was very helpful – but not too salesy or pushy. Very direct and honest. The team that installed the panel system was super friendly and kind… The entire crew has done a fantastic job keeping up up to date on next steps. I highly recommend them.

Mike Pietig

From the first meeting with Centauri to the final inspection, we have had nothing but positive experiences. We got three estimates (including from one of the largest solar installers) and we chose Centauri. Every single time I called or emailed (which was a lot) I got a response back immediately.

Patricia Bergh

I really enjoyed this group from the beginning, helpful and friendly. They got the job done fast and efficiently! It took them just 3 days to install and within a couple of weeks it was online. After the first billing month, the system has produced at or just above their predicted amount. I would definitely go back to them again!

Jeremy Smith

They came in with the most competitive offer out of all the quotes I received while providing the best warranty and the best panel/inverter combo out of the quotes. Each step of the way, Centauri Systems made the project easy to understand, transparent and communicated above and beyond my expectations.


I selected Centauri because I believe they had the best overall mix of quality products, competitive pricing, responsiveness, and expertise. I am experienced at purchasing this type of system, having done so once before. I am an engineer with fairly in-depth knowledge of the technology and requirements. I was impressed that Centauri knew what they were talking about regarding best selection and configuration of the system.

Michael Lynch

When it came down to comparing the quotes, it was a no brainer. Dylan was extremely knowledgeable and willing to teach about the ins and outs of solar systems from installation to how they convert solar energy to electricity to how the energy will be fed to the grid as well as what I will see on my end and what the numbers mean.


From the Field

Customer Stories

“Minnesota solar is possible with net metering and a great installer”

An investment that has a positive ROI and is a benefit to society”

Brett Carlson

Solar Specialist

Your Go-To

for all things solar

After working on 800-900 solar installations and leveraging the skills learned  through his electrical degree from Anoka Technical College, Brett has assisted businesses and homeowners to find an energy solution that suits their needs while exceeding expectations.

We’re Proud of our work

We did all that!

and a whole lot more!

🙌 We do everything in-house. 🙌

That means that you work with us from start to finish.

Wait a minute…

How Does Solar Work?

Solar energy is tricky business – but you have the best team on your side to get everything just right. Explore the image here to understand the role that each piece plays.

Solar Panels

An electrical field is created when sunlight hits the solar panels.

Micro Inverters

Electricity flows to the micro inverters that are installed on the roof under the solar panels. Here the DC (direct current) electricity is converted to AC (alternating current) that homes and business use.


The envoy box tells the solar panels when to make electricity from the sun and send it to your home to power your lights and gadgets.

Electric Panel

The AC electricity travels through the meter to the electric panel (or breaker box), which delevers electricity throughout the home.

Unused Electricity

Any electricity that is not used by the homeowner travels through your electric meter and back to the electric grid.

Let’s talk about

Net Metering


Energy Usage




Energy Produced




Amount Owed

Net metering in Minnesota is a billing arrangement that allows residential and commercial solar panel owners to receive credits for excess electricity they generate and feed back into the grid. These credits can offset future electricity costs when their solar panels aren’t producing enough energy.

Get to know Your

Module Options

We Recommend

Our recommended panels are powerful and pack a lot of efficiency into a small package.

Great Option

Our mid-range options are great for maintaining a great warranty and a product that will produce energy at a lower cost overall.

Good Option

Our base products have been vetted to meet our strict standards. We have currated great low-cost options that will meet the needs of many homeowners.

Check out these

Inverter Options

An inverter in a solar panel system is like a magic translator box that takes the silent, sun-powered language of your solar panels and turns it into usable electricity for your home, so you can power your lights, appliances, and gadgets. It basically converts the sun’s energy into something your home can understand and use.



Solar Edge

Central Inverter

IQ8X SPECS         IQ8A SPECS         IQ7X SPECS

Our Warranty is Unmatched

Every Centauri system installed comes standard with:

*within 3 inches of penetration

Keep in Mind

Things To Consider

You can pay your way

Payment Choices


Through the Minnesota Housing and Finance Agency (MHFA) and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, CEE offers home energy loans for Minnesota homeowners to make energy improvements in their homes.


Pay in Cash

You have the flexibility to pay for your project in cash or through any alternative payment methods at your disposal.

HELOC  |   Credit Union  |  Cash

Choice Loans*

There are financing options available for homeowners who need assistance paying for their solar investment.

*Requires tax credit to keep payment lower

Get in touch

for any questions or concerns prior or post project

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☀️ See you later Sunshine ☀️


Rapid Response Guarantee

At Centauri Systems, we stand apart with our unbeatable guarantee: a response to every message within 24 hours. This commitment reflects our dedication to exceptional service and our belief that you deserve timely, reliable support. Choose Centauri Systems, where you're never left in the dark.